The Sarabite: Towards an Aesthetic Christianity

There is a continuous attraction, beginning with God, going to the world, and ending at last with God, an attraction which returns to the same place where it began as though in a kind of circle. -Marsilio Ficino

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Two Years...


Three Cities, Two Names, Two and a Half Christian Confessions, 550 Posts, Lots of Delusions, and A Number of Faces Later

I have seldom given myself occasions to celebrate personal milestones on this blog. And personally, I think most of you could care less about what I am reading, what I like to eat, what I do when not blogging, the ins and outs of my relationship, etc. (And if you do, your life must be really boring.) But I just realized that I am reaching two years of doing this without any end in sight, so I might as well point this out.

Personally, I don't know why bloggers sometimes get so melodramatic and stop blogging, as if there is an unheard tortured voice in the background saying: "That's enough! The waters have dried up and the Muses have gone silent! Goodbye, cruel blogging world!" I guess there are lots of people who are just too busy to keep it up. But thankfully I have not hit that wall. I have run this little page even with some rather demanding time constraints, and truth be told, I really don't know how I have posted so much. Maybe I just feel I have a lot to show / say. It helps to be an egomaniac, I guess.

I refuse to give here the typical discourse about the benefits and pitfalls of blogging. I write and you read. And sometimes you comment (thank you for that, by the way). But this is a rather innocuous relationship. I would write even if you weren't reading anyway. The evil Arturo in me likes the fact that you do read. ("They really, really like me!!! I must be really cool!") Then I realize that I don't get paid for this, and the immediate benefits are few and far between.

The greatest reward of this blog is to actually meet and correspond with people I meet through this blog. For crying out loud, I met my significant other through this blog! But I have met enough people through this blog alone that it is well worth it. It is great to finally put a face to the people who read and comment. I would encourage you to e-mail me privately from time to time just so that I could know in a limited way who you are. And if you live in the Bay Area, I don't have many friends. Would you be my friend? I promise not to climb onto too many soapboxes.

And from the bottom of my heart, I thank you for reading. Please say an extra Hail Mary for me. God bless and Merry Christmas! Tommorrow, dear reader, I will post your Christmas present. Here, however, is another one, for those of you who like cheesy music in Spanish.

-Arturo

P.S. After tommorrow, I won't be posting until about next year. I am going out of town.

19 Comments:

At 9:11 AM, Blogger FrGregACCA said...

Thanks for blogging. Hope you and your Significant Other have a most blessed celebration of the Nativity/Circumcision/Baptism of Our Lord.

BTW, is your SO gonna resume blogging any time soon?

 
At 10:34 AM, Blogger Sean said...

Have a good Christmas, A-Vaz!

 
At 3:23 PM, Blogger The Ochlophobist said...

Your blog is one of those I most enjoy reading and your writing is superb.

Please continue!

A blessed Christmas to you and AG.

 
At 7:58 PM, Blogger Patrick said...

Perhaps the most clearheaded metablogging post I've seen. As always, your blog is a pleasure to read and a spur to thought, Arturo.

 
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At 3:44 AM, Blogger Archistrategos said...

I started reading your blog around the same time last year, and have been hooked ever since. Needless to say, yours is one of the very few that can actually rack my brain to its core. Here's to a Merry Christmas and a bountiful New Year. Cheers!

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger A Simple Sinner said...

Merry Christmas

 
At 7:06 PM, Blogger The young fogey said...

Yes, many thanks for the chance to get to know you here and merry Christmas.

 
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