The L(a/o)st Leaf

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So, my word well dried again. I did think of digging deeper, pushing myself harder and collect some words to make a full post but it did not happen. I kept pushing the writing for later as I felt too burnt out to come up with anything worth sharing. Yet i diligently paid a visit to the blog every day and checked the stats. Now, we all know that these mediums are all about visibility. You keep sharing however inane and people remember you; out of sight, out of mind works here too as on other social media. It is a certain death for a small blog like mine if the blogger isn’t regular since the viewership dwindles very fast and the blog is forgotten easily.
I know this full well and maybe subconsciously I was just checking the stats to see my blog die a slow death. I was all ready to see the blog limp, gasp, and die but it would not happen. The blog kept gasping but wouldn’t die in spite of my not posting for many days or posting inconsequential random thoughts, thanks to a single visitor who visited regularly, almost every day. The stats for most of the days show a single visitor from the US who only checks one particular page on the blog. Now, I cannot claim with surety that the person is from the US in this day of onion routing. But I am deeply grateful to the person who has been the painter of my last leaf.
I am seriously considering to embark upon a journey in search of the water for my word well. I hope to have the energy to dig deep and find the source within the well again. I may despair, falter and make detours. Some days I will be too tired to even try but I have decided to gather myself again and share on this blog afresh, as the last leaf still flutters telling me to start looking deep in the well; hoping not to get lost again.

PS: I would be grateful if the silent admirer would reveal themselves to me. It’s okay if you choose not to but you are thought of with lot of warmth and gratitude. “Whoever you are—I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”

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  1. Book Dragon says:

    It is always tricky when the word well runs dry. I liken it to the ebbs and flow of weather, a natural cycle of life. Today you excavated through the renderings of letters and were able to create a Slice. Bravo!

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    1. A. Shruti says:

      Thank you! I like your analogy to the weather. Hope the spring of my words stays for some time.

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  2. This is surprisingly lovely. While you feel your well has run dry, yet here you are. And so many beautiful metaphors. I was especially struck by ‘this day of onion routing.’ I am not your secret reader, but I do urge you to keep refilling the well. Maybe try not caring one bit about the stats…

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    1. A. Shruti says:

      Thank you for the good wishes. I too hope the source of this word well stays perennial.

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  3. I also am not your 1 secret reader but I am glad and I clicked and read your post today (I have a habit of clicking on the 2 people who wrote and posted before me and that’s you today! I also enjoyed your slice all about having nothing to write about! I found all your action words refreshing. I agree. Keep writing, maybe choose a moment from your life that was active. You are warmed up and ready now to tell it! Thanks for sharing here.

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    1. A. Shruti says:

      I like that idea of clicking the two links above yours. Will pay heed to your advice. Thank you very much for your words of encouragement.

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