I wonder what they would remember me by, if I were to vanish from this ‘blogosphere’. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to sound all morbid — it was just a thought experiment! For several years I have blogged without a theme and it has worked out fine for me. In spite of my many moves, I’ve kept my wonderful connections. It’s the communication part of blogging I love the most.
When I started, I was still living in Sweden, and one, important part was honing my English. That fact is still standing. I always strive to improve, both as a person and as an English-speaker, but there are times when I really need to relax a little. I can get so caught up on some grammatical intricacy that I rather keep quiet than say something that might be wrong (!). It’s not common, but it does happen. Then I listen to someone on TV — could be some person, way up in the political hierarchy — with a terrible accent, making all kinds of grammatical mistakes! This reminds me that even though it’s good to learn and try to better oneself, there is no need to get all worked up about it. If they [the guys on TV] have reached their positions with that way of speaking, sure I can write in my little blog! LOL!
As I was thinking «What’s it all about?,» a song came to mind: ‘What’s it all about, Alfie‘! I couldn’t get it out of my head and was convinced Gilbert O’Sullivan recorded it. Searched all his songs in YouTube, but couldn’t find it. Turned out many artists had covered that song, but not Gilbert.
Instead, I found this song — one I hadn’t heard since the early 70’s! I loved it then, and even more so now. Back then I didn’t appreciate the lyrics as much as I do now.