The other day I clicked a gadget in the sidebar of Chickenblog. Instead of an editing field popping up on my monitor, Google sent me a message:
"Page Not Found"
Not alarming. These things happen.
But, they also included an image, a sort of alternate reality. And that was alarming. It was like the manifestation of a bad dream, where the world you have created, built, sheltered, and preserved has vanished! Gah!
What if Geoff hadn't insisted I give blogging a try?
What if we didn't have our own URL, and this journal, this scrapbook we call "Chickenblog?"
What if I hadn't been keeping track of our good days, our valleys, the twists and turns of life?
What if I didn't have a Big, Beautiful, Black camera, and a computer to upload images to?
What if Chickenblog, as we know it, was gone?
What if Chickenblog was a recipe site!?!
Why show me this?
Are these the shadows of the blog that has not happened, but will happen in the time before us? Our blogs will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead, but if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it is thus with what you show me! I will honor Chickenblog in my external hard-drive, and try to keep it all the year. Deep thoughts and other musings, with a view, to the past, present, and future. (My apologies to Charles Dickens.)
Sigh... that is one vision I do not care to ponder any further.