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So little time

A saying often heard among readers is, “So many books, so little time.” My husband and I have often bemoaned the fact that we will never, no matter how hard we try or how much time we dedicate, be able to read every good book currently in existence… and to make it even more impossible, good books keep being written! We’ve both felt a sense of frustration tinged with panic when we realize how quickly time passes and just how few books we will actually be able to absorb in this short life of ours.

This morning I was musing on how many fabulous individuals I’ve met, and continue to meet, as I get more and more involved in the blogosphere, and came to a sudden realization.

I am starting to feel about people the way I’ve always felt about books.

Sure, there are plenty of jerks out there on the interwebs (and elsewhere, for that matter). There are scammers and spammers and people who make creepy comments on your public profiles, and I’d prefer to avoid crossing all of their paths, thank you very much.

But oh, there are some amazing souls to be discovered! These people are warm and kind, wise and witty, helpful and ethical. Their words will make you laugh, think, sometimes even cry. You will feel as though your day (maybe even your life) just got a little better because you were fortunate enough to have stumbled across their blog.

And that frustration sets in when you realize that you will never, couldn’t possibly ever, meet them all.

No matter how much time I spend bloghopping, there will be fabulous bloggers who I will never even hear about. And that’s just the blogosphere! No matter where I travel, or how many social activities I attend, there are fabulous people I will never meet face-to-face and who will therefore never touch my life.

There’s just so little time.

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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  • Cheryl January 26, 2012

    Don’t spend time worrying about all the people you won’t have time to meet. Enjoy the ones you DO get a chance to meet. 🙂

    • Dawn January 26, 2012

      Very good point! 🙂

  • Sabrina January 26, 2012

    I love books as well so I understand trying to devise a plan to absorb them all. I hadn’t related that feeling to how I feel about all the wonderful people I’ve met online but, you’re right, it’s the same. Excellent post, Dawn…makes me even more appreciative of the present.

    • Dawn January 27, 2012

      Thank you, Sabrina!


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