IMG_2460Thank you to each and every one of you who reads these pages.

Thank you to each and every one of you who looks at the photos I’ve taken.

Thank you to each and every one of you who takes the time to join in the conversation by leaving even one word in the comment section. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it.

Catching Days would be a lonely place without you.

And a very special thank you to champion commenter Darrelyn Saloom–who first commented here on July 22, 2009, and since then has left 276 more comments. Hugs, my friend. Darrelyn also wrote one of the essays in the How We Spend Our Days series, in case you missed that. But here are her first words at Catching Days, back on that July day in 2009, in response to Mark Strand’s the continuous life:

Darrelyn Saloom

So beautiful! And so true that we fear “slipping away with nothing completed, nothing / To prove you existed.” It is at the root of why I write, which is good, I believe.

I am thrilled to have found your blog Cynthia. Your writing is beautiful and inspires my attempts to do the same. “That one thing leads to another, which leads to another;” reading sublime poetry and prose leads to good writing and on and on.

Thank you :)

No. Thank YOU.

Thank you ALL.