Dear reader, the other day it occurred to me Tollipop was approaching its anniversary mark, a thought which has eluded me all the previous years unless someone supplied me with a reminder.
I checked to make sure and didn't know whether to be encouraged or depressed by how accurately the first post continues to describe my life skills. On the one hand, at least I was authentic. On the other...my poor plants.
As I think on it, I would say I have changed a little. I'm not quite as scatterbrained, not quite as distracted. Perhaps it's due to my present stage in life, no longer running as crazy with little ones...who knows...but in a way I fear my mind will always wander, it will always be somewhere else.
Perhaps that's true for everyone? Does it demand an undue amount of effort to keep your head in the game, dear reader? I often wonder about this.
I will resist an attempt to comment on the patterns and themes which have emerged here over the years, or an attempt to say anything profound about this endeavor, after all. It's a busy day and I must run. But I wanted to thank you for coming to this place, for reading, for leaving comments. I know I mentioned if you rely on the support of others to encourage your creative efforts, you could be left feeling sadly discouraged...but the other half of that truth is how much nicer it is, how powerfully affecting such support can be.
I have felt it here and it has touched me deeply.
I thought I would offer this little girl and her imaginary friend as a giveaway. You can see, by way of scale, she is ten times the size of a car or a dinosaur. To enter, simply leave a comment below.
I hope you have a wonderful day. xo
p.s. The winner of the giveaway is Christine! Congratulations, darling! I'll be in touch soon to exchange mailing information, etc.
Thank you to everyone for visiting Tollipop and for your kind and lovely comments. You make this feel like a warm place in the sun.