…you are…amazing. This is a unique, imperfect and wonderful place.
I was just going to leave and not say anything but felt that after all this time it would be rude… And it kind of came down to that actually - I didn’t want someone to PM, reply to, or tag me and then to feel that they were being ignored… I understand sometimes ignoring stuff is perfectly acceptable, but at other times it’s not awfully kind… So I thought I’d better just say my “almost good bye” now. It’s “almost” because I may check in for a little while yet… But I’ve got some commitments coming up that will indefinitely, and maybe definitely, stop me from being around here much… Sorry, but for all my verbosity, I am dreadfully private and won’t say more.
But I do want to also express my appreciation and gratitude for this place. It’s not just on internet land that it is unique and wonderful… In any land it can be seen as such.
The moderators past and present: @Brenna, @Cara, @Aminah, @Nadine, @Viveka and also, if she’s still around at all, @Claralynn - I haven’t forgotten her and I hope she’s well where ever she is now; you already know how much I value you and your generosity of time, energy, kindness, carefulness and consideration and skilful honesty. So I won’t go on too much.
And Bhante @Sujato and Ayya @Vimala and @Blake… None of us will ever know exactly what they have done - and are still doing - for us and many, many others. And I don’t want to leave out Ajahn @Brahmali for his wonderful support and contributions as a teacher, sharing his experience and knowledge; as Bhante S and Ven Vimala and many of you have also done. I feel the most immense gratitude to you all.
May you all, everyone that has ever read or logged in, always be able to tap into the merit - the goodness and happiness - that you have created here and elsewhere.
Oh my, your inspiration and compassion will be missed. But I trust that you will carry your bright light wherever you may go and be, and that there are those who need your wisdom where 'ere you travel. Thank you for all of your kindness and wisdom shared. may you be free from the pain of life’s slings and arrows.
Go in Peace…with Metta over and over and over! AUM!
Dear Kay: You have always been a voice of kindness, reason, and insight on D&D, and I have always enjoyed and valued every post you have made.
Life’s processes always have a way of occupying our time and attention. I know this feeling, too. So, for all of us I hope that SC is kind of like a beloved Wat that we know exisits, thrives, and is always there for us. We may be away, or occupied, or just too busy to come to the wat and spend time there, but the monastics are there as are the lay disciples. Just knowing that can be of comfort.
This online wat and refuge has been made wiser and stronger by your involvement. So, may the road always rise to meet you, the sun shine warmly on your face, and the wind be at your back, until we meet again