Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson –
Now and then I catch sight of the animals that visit our woods. In the summer time, they come and go without leaving much hint of who they are, nor how long they stayed. In the Winter time, with snow on the ground, the story is different.
The deer have well defined paths that create a link from the woods/hay field in the north to the farmer’s grain field in the south.
This reminds me of some of the writers on my Blogroll – the people who have linked to my blog, and I, in turn, have linked to theirs – a bloggers reciprocity treaty!
There are other paths in the snow, the ones that are left by the creatures coming and going from less fixed destinations. This makes me think of the people who frequently leave comments.
Another group of special bloggers are the ones who have nominated me for the numerous Awards that bloggers give to one another.
Last, but certainly not least, are the Silent Majority. They leave no mark, but their presence can still be felt. In blogging terms, these are the folks that visit regularly, nod or shake their head, and move on. Though I can’t read their thoughts, I value the fact that they are readers!
Thanks to all of you and Merry Christmas!