After yesterday's much bleaker post, I must also say that I love this crazy blog world.
Mrs. Chicky has had a death in the family, and her commenters include Her Bad Mother, Kevin Charnas and Blog Antagonist among other bloggers I "know" and love.
It's nutty, isn't it, this virtual space we have created for ourselves to say what we need to say and to be who we need to be.
Kevin Charnas hates his neighbor and that's okay. Christina's daughter melts down and her mom can't do anything to stop it and no one says she is a bad parent. Suburban Turmoil decides to ride out a bad situation - because she knows it might make good blog fodder, and it does. Oh, how it does.
What I love about blogging is this: alchemy. The old alchemists sought to turn lead into gold. Blogging turns the horrible dross of life into comedy gold, into a meaningful narrative.
When I was on the phone with Dollar Rent-A-Car for 2 hours, the only thing that made it bearable was knowing "OMG, this is going to be a fun blog post. (Getting $175 in credit afterward worked for me, too).
Now when anything bad happens, I have a seed of joy in my heart. Because in blogging, the bad turns to the good, and it makes everyone happy. Given lemons, blogs make lemonade. THAT is why I keep doing this silly thing.
There is also a new post up at Linkateria