In spite of the troubles and tragedies of the modern world, I am grateful that I live in this time and place. I am grateful for the opportunities that have come my way: access to education and to stimulating work outside the home; admission to art classes and studio sessions. These and many other opportunities would not have been available to me had I been born in an earlier century.
The advent of computers and the internet have brought me some frustration, but also great pleasure. I never would have dreamed that it would be possible to find such real and abiding community among people I have never met. Such is the delight of blogging: of reading the blogs of talented individuals and having my own blog read by others. Thank you for making your presence felt in my life: for your comments, corrections and additions to what I have written.
I wish you a very happy holiday season and all the best in the year to come.