The Ghost of You and The Ghost of Me, Celebrating a Birthday…

Dear reader,

Gently, you come and go. I feel you everyday when I connect. I know you have been here. I feel you here. I notice that you have read certain posts and have ignored others; some you have read over and over.  Sometimes you leave a comment, a referrer line, or the wisp of a click. Sometimes you leave no tracks at all, but I know you have been here.

I feel the ghost of you here–shaking, rattling, turning over, thumping, tapping, and examining the collection of words that I have left on display for the day. I don’t know you, and I wouldn’t recognize you. But I am sure our silent exchanges will keep crossing, randomly, serendipitously, two shadows in tandem for a twinkling… the ghost of you and the ghost of me.

That was my post last November 17, 2007, and that is how I still feel… the ghost of you and the ghost of me crossing in the blogosphere…

Thank you for being here for the past year, for reading… for commenting… for coming back…

Forgive my indulgence as I celebrate today. Somehow I missed my one year culture vs content birthday yesterday. I can’t believe it has already been a year since I conceived the idea. When I told my husband he exclaimed, “It has only been one year?” I guess to him it seems like forever since I started blogging here, and I am sure it seems to him that I am always on my computer… blogging… but I keep coming back because of you dear reader. Thank you again for being here.

Here are a few of my favorites over the past year in case you missed one:

the feet of a roman god

American Can-Do Spirit

My Distant Pity


Books I Love

Albert Einstein and Jesus

It’s About Johnny

That Cry Will Never Leave Me

Desert Purple

A Thousand Pieces

Finding the Quiet Center

Burn Rubber

Skipping Through LIfe

The Door

She Hoped He Would Remember

My Life Happened in the Room

Fading Fragment

Starry Night

The Moon Tonight

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Gigi says:

    very well put

  2. Tara says:

    Happy Birthday dear Bonyablog!

  3. Bonnie says:


    Are you having a good summer? Is it hot enough?


  4. Syble says:

    I’m like Wayne,”has it been a year?” Thank you for many times putting on paper (welllll…….. screen) what many of us are thinking but don’t know how to put in words. I’m so blessed by your writing, but nothing like I’m blessed by your friendship.
    Love you,

  5. Linda says:

    Your writing has been such an inspiration to me through the years and it has been amazing to see
    your giftings ripen into such tasty fruit! I
    never seem to tire of your wonderful way with words. Thank you for sharing it so freely!
    Bless you!!

  6. Eva Rohrer says:

    Happy birthday Bonnie!!

    Thank you for your beautiful writings and pictures that you share with us as you post.



  7. gnubee says:

    Your blog was one of the first ones I started reading in Dec. when I was thinking about starting myself. I should thank you for the inspiration and example to aspire to. Your style is a blessing! I do so admire your eloquent expression, even though I may not always comment, I’m here thinking about what and how you’ve said it!
    Claudia 🙂

  8. Lolly says:

    Happy Birthday, content vs culture! Long may you live.

  9. Susie says:

    Well worthy of celebration!!!

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