Tuesday, September 13, 2005

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When bloggers explain why they blog or complain about blogging, I tune out. Reminds me of the dreadful '80s radio songs whining about how hard it is to be a rock star.

I think of my blog as either a conversation with my RevGalBlogPals or like a newspaper we wrote in pencil as kids to hand to our Moms or sibs. Blogs just are. I blog because I enjoy it.

Because of the hurricane, I blog to whine, weep and Lord I don't know. My family is alive. My church is standing. Congregation is accounted for, mostly. I have a home standing on the Gulf Coast.

I'm so durn sad. So worn out with the suffering down there. Not tired of caring but desparate with grief for the losses around me. I'm not there. I'm up here.

I can't get away (nor would I want to get away, really) from the loss, grief, horror of storm deaths, destroyed homes, orphaned children, dead pets.....

I'll be talking about this for a long time. I'm not asking your permission to continue. I'm just telling you what I'll be doing. I think you may wish to read other blogs about other topics than katrina aftermath.

Yours,
St. Casserole

19 comments:

Songbird said...

As long as you are writing, I'll be reading and praying.
(((St. C)))

SpookyRach said...

As long as you are writing you are helping those of us who haven't encountered this face to face to remember that the suffering doesn't end when the tv cameras leave.

cheesehead said...

I ain't goin' nowhere.

(apologies to the grammar geeks out there...)

Dr Moose said...

I am reading plenty of other blogs, but yours is keeping me earthed (and praying), in connection with the reality on the ground, when the media attention will get distracted by other stories.

In that respect it doesn't matter that I'm on the far side of the pond.

Quotidian Grace said...

I'm hanging in there with you. I want to read what you want to write about this experience as long as you want to write it.

reverendmother said...

What they all said.

It's so interesting how my blog-reading has changed. I scramble to read you and Songbird and Grace and the rest, whereas I'm getting less and less interested in reading BMOB (big men of blogging) like Real Live Preacher. I like his writing, but this has become about community.

peripateticpolarbear said...

What? You thought you could get rid of us that easy?

Friday Mom said...

Talk about it as much as you need/want to. I'm not going anywhere.

LutheranChik said...

By all means keep posting. You help make your collective experience real for us in other parts of the world, and will continue to do so after the current media attention goes away.

Mary Beth said...

I wouldn't leave you any more than I would my baby sister (or my big sister for that matter). I'm going to be right here.

Sophia said...

Your blog was one of the first blogs written by a woman pastor that I found. I think you have a great blog and I will definitely keep reading it!

My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you in the long months ahead.

Lorna said...

St C

this is the time to grieve - and we thank you for sharing us in that process

btw I found out (slow learner) why your http address doesn't work from Rev Gals - there's all the stuff about Rev Gals included in the link- could someone please go and fix it.

St C we love you. We pray for you. From near and far. Don't stop writing - we need to be able to support you, cry with you, rant with you and one day laugh with you again.

be blessed

Aola said...

Yeah, what they said...

friends (even virtual ones)don't leave.

Songbird said...

Lorna, I'll see if I can fix it, but so far no luck.

jo(e) said...

We want to hear it. Even if all we can do is pray ... that is something, isn't it?

mibi52 said...

Ditto.

We pray for you, we pray with you, we are your sisters (and Dr Moose is a brother).

Hugs, chocolate and toenail polish can get us through anything!

Kathryn said...

Total agreement. We won't ONLY read your blog, but we'll go on reading because we care about you, because you make the horrors real and thus enable us to pray. This IS a family thing, truly xx

annie said...

I've been reading, sending prayers your way, but not commenting too much. You keep writing, I'll keep reading and praying.

the reverend mommy said...

You are my first blogging friend -- and usually my first read of the day -- along with other of my RevGalBlogPals. But for the last couple of weeks, my very first read. This is all about community.