Happy New Year.
This space has been bare for the last month and a half. It's full of echos and reflections and it's time to start re-populating this place with words and pictures, stories and poetry.
I've missed this. And, thankfully, I know that there are people out there in the world, denizens of the Internet, who have missed this, as well. I'm back for at least one lap around the Sun - a rerun of Blog365 circa 2008. We'll see where it goes at the end of the year. There are those who have declared blogging "dead". I don't think so.
There are books to be written.
There are paintings to paint.
Poems to write, pictures to publish.
There is a personal history to document.
For some time now, I have closed my posts with "Ndinombethe" - it means, "As I go, I am wearing you". And it comes from Africa. And it reflects the way I feel about those I have interacted with over the years through this blog. I've learned a NEW word from Africa, today. A Facebook friend taught me that "Ubuntu", in the Xhosa culture, means, "I am because we are". I like that. I like that a lot. So now there is an alternative ending - a new last word for some of my posts. Or maybe, both.