Can I pick up where I left off? I do not believe so...No, I know It is impossible to get back to where I was when we were transitioning from OS to OS...or I was. I had been fairly regular on Open Salon for years. I decided to reinvent myself here in Our Salon...to escape the day job that had rolled itself or actually had risen out of both my posts and grad school ...a lot of reading and writing. Since I posted here last I have hardly written. I know, and have always known that I have to write. I have always written....and almost never published anything. I write for me. I have always written for me. I will always write for me. I do not edit, spell check or regret. On OS I had some bits, like most of you, that were editors picks and others that were read by thousands of people...a few that were in the tens of thousands. I do not know why.
There is a part of me that believes that OS was powerful...certainly the only place where my ideas were seen by a greater audience then I ever thought I would have. I was wowed by posts that I had written in a few quick minutes that so many hit on, and then I was hurt when few did, and those many that I got no likes on - posts that I felt quite strongly about.
I wrote in OS under an alias. I write here under a new one. For decades I wrote in notebooks, hundreds of poems, maybe thousands, and some short bits, outlines for books etc...even really bad sketching.
Thanks for reading me. I read you too. Loud and clear.