My Captive Audience

I’ve been cruising the blogging world today and I have discovered one very important fact; there are a lot of talented people who should be discovered. Gone are the days when pioneers had only their children and distant neighbors whose infrequent visits offered stolen moments of story-telling bliss. I wonder if some of those children and distant neighbors ever felt as if they were a ‘Captive Audience’ to the storytellers?
I remember my gramma’ and my mama telling the stories they thought up on the spur of the moment. My brothers and I often tried to pull them away from their many chores for storytime.
I have been very blessed that in recent years, most of what I do is write. My good husband knows how I love to craft words and he graciously affords me the opportunity to do just that. With my wonderful computer and the internet, I can pretend that all the world is listening in to what I say. Look out, World! Whether you know it or not, you are my ‘Captive Audience.’ If you are reading this, I thank you with a Big Hug. If you haven’t discovered me, yet, you just haven’t realized your part in the equation and I look forward to meeting you when you do. Keep looking. You’ll find me.


Shouting To The Masses

It has come to my attention that I have been shouting to the masses. Upon further investigation, however, I realize that the masses are a very small and loyal group who may or may not be enjoying the words I share.
As an author who continues to love writing, whether or not my words are read, I’m sure I will keep doing the writer’s tap-dance, aka, pecking away at my computer keyboard. However, it does tend to make me wonder just where my words are traveling to, if no one is actually reading them.
Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage,” but if that’s so, am I sending my thoughts only to be scrambled with others like mine? Do my words have merit and will I ever know the joy of someone’s kind gesture at a comment to one of my posts? Time can only tell.
In the meatime, I am quite thrilled that I have had the opportunity, unlike my wonderful story-teller mama, to send the birth of my creativity out into the world for viewing. What a glorious time we live in! Send the words out. Search creations that others have posted. Find new and exciting bits of trivia and news that triggers the whole thing to start again.
I am quite sure that our ancestors must be amazed at our ability to think ourselves clever. That is, if our departed ancestors have the privilege to know how much fun we have in our modern world. I’m so thankful that I live now, rather than having to struggle as so many of those who laid the groundwork for my eventual joy in life.