"The way a man penetrates the world should be the same way he penetrates his woman: not merely for personal gain or pleasure, but to magnify love, openness and depth", David Deida, "The Way of the Superior Man"
Saturday, January 29, 2011
“Adieu: The Final Curtain”
“Mr. Gorbachev, Tear down these blogs!"
Well…we’re not actually going to tear them down. But we will not be posting any more entries – either here or at “The Sweetness of Sugar”. That’s right – the final curtain has fallen upon our blogs.
There are two reasons for this – one a contributor to the other.
First, we feel we have said everything that we could say about our relationship in and with “this thing we do”. To say any thing more would be to basically say what has already been said and for y’all to hear what has already been heard.
And second, feeling this way means it takes a lot more energy - and time - to dress up and repackage the redundancies. We confess, we just don’t have the motivation for that. And we don’t want this to become an unenjoyable chore. But we can see that it's headed that way.
We are thankful for all of the friends we have made through this experience. You have taught us an awful lot. We are especially grateful for those trailblazers who, by opening up their own lives through their blogs, have made priceless contributions to the very salvation and resurrection (quite literally) of our relationship. We could only hope that we have that kind of contribution to some couple who came after us.
Eventually, our blogs will fade to the bottom of your blog rolls. We’ll become the seemingly vacant and abandoned house on the south end of Domestic Discipline Avenue. But don’t be fooled, this old couple still lives here. Like Tom Bodett, we're still leaving the light on for you: we'll still be answering the door and responding to any comments that are made to any of our posts.
We'll still be lurking, and listening, and learning and even commenting on other blogs. And like good neighbors, we will still be offering up a cup of Sugar (and a hand full of BabyMan) to anyone we notice moving onto the block. We just won’t be writing posts.
It’s the end of our blogs but not the end of "this thing we do" for us. Frankly, it would easier to get out of the mob than it would be to get out of the lifestyle.
So feel free to use our email addresses (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org) whether it is to just say, “Hello” or to ask us about something in regard to your own journey in "this thing we do". We are still here to help if you feel like we can.
We wanna thank each and every one of you: "Thank you", "Thank you", "Thank you", Thank you", Thank you", "Thank you", "Thank you", "Thank you", "Thank you", "Thank you", Thank you", "Thank you", and "Thank you" - is that everybody? If we've missed anyone, well, "Thank you too!"
"Thank you" to all of you. This has truly, truly been a fulfilling and life-changing experience for the both of us individually and together as one.
With that we - with love and great affection - bid you…