All good things must come to an end – Geoffrey Chaucer, 1380s
My very first post at Flowers for Socrates, in July 2015, was a Word Cloud about James Dickey, a poet better known for his novel Deliverance.
My very last post will be the ON THIS DAY tomorrow – Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
In between, I’ve posted here over 2,245 times.
Thank you all so much for stopping by, some of you every day, to read what I’ve posted.
The reason I am not continuing is because Word Press has initiated a new block system for writing posts which I find baffling and completely unfriendly to this user. Given the stress which all of us are under because of the pandemic, particularly here in the U.S., the added problems on the West Coast because of the wildfires, our upcoming election, and some personal issues, the timing of this new system is especially difficult for me.
I can’t control a pandemic, a drought, or an election. Trying to meet daily deadlines while struggling with a new system is one stress I can choose not to face.
I am 71 years old, and had to suffer through learning new systems many times in my working years in order to continue to make a living. However, I am retired now, and my work at Flowers for Socrates, while I have taken it as seriously as anything I have ever done, has been an enjoyable and fulfilling elective passion project.
Please know that you, my Dear Readers, have so enriched my life. My knowledge of geography has been greatly enhanced by looking to see where you lived, and your comments have been overwhelmingly kind and positive.
Flowers for Socrates itself will continue until the beginning of 2021, but without any new content – unless somebody else steps in to write it. If you have a favorite post, you should be able to find it using the search function until the site goes dark in the new year.
Special thanks to Gene Howington and Chuck Stanley for recruiting me as a contributor to Flowers for Socrates, and for all your help over the years.
Thank you again Dear Readers for your kindness and support. I wish all of you the very best that life can offer.
Stay well –
Nona Blyth Cloud – wordcloud9