Speech After Long Silence

Nearly six years passed since last I wrote on a blog – in the life of a blog, surely this is equivalent to an epoch or two.  The voice I read in previous posts is strangely familiar but distant, too, communicating with unusual clarity, deftness of speech, and a winsome romance of language.  I’m not certain he exists anymore.

If he is truly gone, what has taken his place?  Some phrases float through my mind: a man of less romance and more bitter truth…a pragmatist…a heart folded by painful years.

But as I have heard that speech after long silence is right – and in part, out of curiosity as to whether this blog still functions, I publish! and surrender these brave, these wounded words unto the void…

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