my beautiful fate
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Oliver & strawberries / the crescent beach / hydrangea & Miss Winnie D / ohmy love Jake / a field of wild daisies / we heart salads / poppy / that darn Miss Betty / impatience / Miss Mew another of our newly spayed sweeties / these lavender bells grow everywhere here at 29 Black Street / welcome committee / twinned elm across the street from us / not sure, rudbeckia maybe ? / Mr. not-nearly-so-photogenic (as Oliver*) and Miss Betty bully - Virgil / lupins
Memory is the diary we carry with us
July 13th 2007 - I began this diary 6 years ago today with a photo of Winnie Dixon and her handsome brother Jake taken on the beach at Pugwash Point. I called this blog 29 Black Street on what now seems a very prescient & continually delightful whim - my name is Susan Black and I've lived (for just past 20 years) in this beautiful old brick house overlooking the sea in my tiny village in Nova Scotia for my street address to be 29 Black Street has always seemed a beautiful & perfect fate.
I wish I felt more able to write my feelings & thoughts here on this blog, like I used to. I poured my heart out here often, especially when I felt like I was sinking and I was barely afloat much of those early years. Many of you who still visit would send me your love, comfort & support buoying me back up again with your comments. I've made friends from all over the world and very good friends. & I am so very proud of this blog, I cherish it really ... something that began 6 years ago without any real conscious intent, over 2000 posts near daily for many of those years, has become indescribably important to me, it has shown me the person I am, the person I hadn't a clue that I was and what a wonderful gift that has been and will continue to be. And then oh my ... the photos, the loves, the beauty, the ache, the change and growth and all the glorious memories of a life, of my life captured here for safekeeping. I am so very grateful for this place.
I plan to continue on, possibly a little more sporadic in my posting, with less focus on words perhaps and more focus on photography but who knows. Who knows anything for absolute sure. I think you'll agree this life of mine these past 6 years has taken many unexpected, marvellous & dramatically lovely turns.
Happy Birthday blog. I love you & thank you !
Nothing is ever lost to us as long as we remember it
Lucy Maude Montgomery - The Story Girl
* not that he ever tries nearly as hard as Hamiver does ;-)
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