Thursday, November 15, 2007

a comment on comments

Thankyou, my beautiful bloggees, for your lovely comments. Actually, some of them have been there for a couple of days, I'd forgotten I have to approve them!

I have been feeling a bit like I am writing to the void ("Dear void...", as they say in You've got mail.) I know there are people reading this, but blogging is a bizarre form of self-expression/ministry, it can have an extremely slow response time ("So-and-so said to so-and-so that they liked what you wrote", that kind of thing.)

And it's not so much that my ego needs massaging (though that's always nice, of course) as that it's wonderful to know people are being encouraged by what I write.

Also, I've reached a particularly low point this week, hence the somewhat downbeat reflections on life and death on my birthday (I'll explain when I blog next - my computer's down, it may take a couple of days). So it was lovely to receive some encouragement.

Thankyou! I know this makes me sound needy, but I don't care. Keep those comments coming - agreements, disagreements, ideas, responses, whatever. I love hearing from you.

And here's a beautiful birthday song from Honoria. Her comment says:

"This is a Mexican birthday song (hence the Catholic overtones), so please imagine a lively mariachi band serenading you.

"Las Mañanitas Lyrics: Estas son las mañanitas, que cantaba el Rey David,Hoy por ser día de tu santo, te las cantamos a ti,Despierta, mi bien, despierta, mira que ya amaneció,Ya los pajarillos cantan, la luna ya se metió. Que linda está la mañana en que vengo a saludarte,Venimos todos con gusto y placer a felicitarte,Ya viene amaneciendo, ya la luz del día nos dio,Levántate de mañana, mira que ya amaneció.

"This is the morning song that King David sang
Because today is your saint's day we're singing it for you
Wake up, my dear, wake up, look it is already dawn
The birds are already singing and the moon has set
How lovely is the morning in which I come to greet you
We all came with joy and pleasure to congratulate you
The morning is coming now, the sun is giving us its light
Get up in the morning, look it is already dawn."

I vote we all stop singing "Happy birthday" and set this to music instead. A challenge for the musos amongst you. With a lively mexican rhythm, of course.

1 comment:

Jess Green said...

Hi Jean,
Just looked at your blog for the first time today after meaning to for a while. I enjoyed it so much that I spent some of this evening reading them out to Al and he loved them too. It's entertaining and insightful. I was particularly enouraged by how you turn the everyday into thoughts of our heavenly father and the things that concern him. Keep it up mate. Can't wait to read tomorrow's.
Love Jess