Tuesday, January 11, 2005

A Blog is as Good as Ten Mothers

To rip off the title of Les Blank's 1980 documentary about garlic, a blog really is as good as ten mothers.

Last week when Smartmom was seriously under the weather, she was buoyed by the support she received from the readers of her blog. Their comments went a long way toward alleviating the guilt she felt about spending the entire week in bed.

They were her chicken soup, her Vitamin C, the gentle admonishments when she strayed from her bed. They helped her believe in the deep healing powers of rest.

Her guilt turned to obligation as she recognized the necessity of taking good care of herself. If she is not well, she can't do any of the many things she needs and wants to do. She won't be good for anyone. Most especially herself.

The readers of this blog nurture Smartmom with the close attention they pay. They read her and take in the meaning. And for that she is eternally grateful.

She thanks her readers -- those who comment and those who do not --for helping her heal.

From Udge:
Shakespeare in Love" is one fine painkiller, I know people who relate to it as Meg Ryan's character in "Sleepless in Seattle" did to "An Affair to Remember". Actually, stay in bed another day and watch all three ;-)

From Real Fruit Jelly:
I second Ugde's motion for another day of rest. Stay home, stay warm and stay cozy. You deserve it, Pioneer Woman! You can do more sewing on Wednesday. Goodnight. RFJ

From Red Eft:
Dear, dear Smartmom, how we love you.
And we want you to hibernate and give your powerful voice a rest. It always comes back stronger. You are still speaking, and we are listening.

The best medicine of all is this communication and connection through the written word. Smartmom appreciates that she being read by those who understand.


At 8:09 AM, Blogger Little Light said...

After experiencing my own bout with this, boy can I sympathize. Nothing like an illness to force you to rest but I'm glad you're feeling better.

At 4:49 PM, Blogger red eft said...

Are you sounding like Debra Winger now or has your voice come back completely?

If I missed the Debra Winger phase, I'm mad.


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