June 11th, 2010

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a love that won't sit still*

Thank you so much to everyone who's been sending birthday wishes my way via LJ and DW and Twitter and whatnot! I am having a lovely day, and later there will be cake and yummy Italian food.

Also, um, last night I was presented with a document marked 'Sekrit Project' containing messages from an awful lot of you. [personal profile] avendya got my live reactions, which involved a lot of keysmashing and also feelings (eta: now recorded for posterity), but I will attempt to be more coherent here.

Thank you, everyone who's taken the time to write a message in the last few days in response to [personal profile] avendya's missive. Some made me laugh, some made me cry, some made me do both in a somewhat undignified fashion, and all of them made me smile and smile. I do believe my heart has grown three sizes! And of course, special thanks to [personal profile] avendya for going above and beyond in order to organise this thing, and generally being amazing.

I am especially touched by the notes that came from self-described 'lurkers'. I hope no one ever feels obligated to comment on here, because I don't believe that a subscription is some kind of promise to comment or even read. I also believe that there are many valid ways of participating in a conversation, including watching, listening, reading and thinking, and I know that's the preferred mode of engagement for a lot of people. Also, lots of us just have busy lives! So it means a lot to me that you took the time to write me something and wish me well.

I feel very loved from many places today - from friends and family far away, from those I'm spending the day with, and from all of you. I am both humbled and grateful to be made to feel so welcome in such an expansive and amazing community. I'd like to thank you all for the joy, humour, support, compassion, creativity, thoughtfulness and fun that you share with me, every day.


* title on account of how I can't stop watching [personal profile] kaydeefalls' latest vid, Stray Italian Greyhound, a gorgeous Amy Pond character study. Kaydee, can you please continue to vid all my favourite female characters for ever and ever, thx!

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