"Even a stopped clock is right twice every day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes." — Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Aphorisms (1893)
"When you are young you are surprised if everything isn't a success, and when you get older you're mildly surprised is anything is." — Kathleen Norris, Women in Love (1935)
Thought I'd offer a sincere and celebratory "Thank you!" to everyone: I've just passed the "30,000 Pageviews" milestone.
I know that 30K isn't really a big number; it's a small success. So many of the artistic friends I've made here are into the hundreds of thousands on their pages, and that knowledge keeps me very humble indeed. Still, considering that this is not my art-posting gallery, and that what's here are essays, rants, and dialogue, I marvel that so many people (or so few but very dedicated people) have spent time here over the last seven years. Over 11,000 comments have been left on this site, almost all of them supportive and engaging. Makes me feel really good about being here and continuing to do what I do.
Again, thank you all very much. Onward and upward!