A gigantic thank you to all those who followed Clanmother in 2012! Your comments, visits, ideas, support and suggestions were invaluable. Thank you for creating amazing blogs that share the breadth and depth of our global world over what I have come to define as blogger miles. You have made me laugh, cry, think and do. Technology may have brought us together, yet is it our desire to forge valued connections that keeps the conversation alive and moving forward. We are writing the story of our generation.
When I first started to blog, I thought it was all about writing and commenting. Over the months, I have come understand that it is more about listening to the voices in the community. Listening is dynamic, not static. It is a powerful activity that can influence outcomes and institute radical change. Speaking and writing can only take us part of the way. Listening is the dimension where next steps are formulated.
I am listening. Each voice is extraordinary, but when combined in a choir, there is a symphony of elegant and beautiful possibilities.
“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”