My first post on Open Salon was exactly six months ago on June 22. "Time flies when you're having fun" is such a true statement. I never knew how much pleasure I would get out of writing when I first stopped by.
Various Artists post first brought me over here when I discovered another person who had saved every concert ticket stub like I have done (mine date back to 1976).
And before I knew it, I had a whole slew of people I was following. Then, I got a few comments on posts I'd written. Oh my gosh, someone actually read something I'd written outside of my family! It didn't take long before I felt right at home thanks to the kindness, encouragement, and feeling like I was part of a new community.
So thanks to anyone and everyone who has ever bothered to read or comment on things I have posted.
Thanks to those who continue to inspire me as a writer.
Thanks to those who challenge my thinking.
Thanks to those who inspire me to be a better person through their example.
Thanks to those who have unselfishly given of themselves to me. I'm humbled by your kindness.
Thanks to the many musicians who are fodder for my writing.
I hope OS is here to stay and that I can continue to grow while writing on this site. It's the first place I check in on in the morning while I sip a steaming cup of coffee to see who has posted something new to read or catch up on all the clever comments left around the site, and the last place I check before laying down my head and ponder the latest words that caught my attention.
Off I go to work on the next piece...