Time seems to get away from me. I admire all of you who seem to post something interesting every few days. My life must be very dull compared to everyone. Lots of angst going on in this family. My older daughter just turned 30 and right before Christmas her boyfriend of 4 years moved out saying he needed his space. My 26 year old daughter has been married for two years and with her husband for five years before that. he just decided he needs to see if he still has it and is divorcing her to move on. I sometimes wonder where my daughters find these men. They are bot intelligent young women - one a Marine Biologist with a Master's and the other teaches autistic children and is working her hers Master's. It seems hard for them to find nice, intelligent young men who are sane and want to marry and start families. I guess there are two sides to every story but sometimes I worry about them being alone.
My job had been keeping me pretty busy - traveling a lot. I set up my computer at night in my hotel room and read all your posts and stories. I feel there are two sides to me - high powered business woman, wife and mother and the other side loves Elijah, Sean, Frodo, Sam, Viggo, etc. I guess it is a release of tension to just be able to sit and enjoy the fantasy world you all create. Do you suppose we read them - and those of you who write them - because are lives are too simple and ordinary. I never thought I would love reading slash. It was not a lifestyle I was even aware of until my late twenties. (I had a very sheltered Catholic life.) But the stories I love the most are those where stronger, older people are talking care of Elijah or Frodo. I always see Sam as the physically stronger of the two and taking care of his Frodo. And I guess Elijah, being the youngest of the group, makes me hope they all took care of him and stioll do. In my mind, I know he is a very capable and strong young man who is intelligent and experienced beyond his years. But in my heart I hope that when he is away from home there is someone to take care of him. I have son's slightly younger than him and I hope there is someone they can rely on when they are away from home. Maybe he has so many older fans because we all want to mother him. He is very motherable and loveable.
Anyway, I also worry about the issues of the world today and am a part of organizations and committees trying to effect political and social change. I've lived in Asia and seen the world and I worry about what the future holds for my children and grandchildren. LJ is my escape and I truly thank all of you for giving it to me and others. We less creative types really appreciate you writing geniuses out there. Some of you need to write books or screenplays. Those of you who write screenplays should try to get them produced using the actors you use in your stories here. Some of them are very good and I hate it when they end. You make me fall in love with the characters you create and I want to know what happens to them after your stories end. Even if I don't always have the ability to leave a comment Please know that I am reading everything you write. And take this as thanks for all of it.