Five Years! No Way.

Well I’ll be jiggered. I received a notification from WordPress yesterday telling me that it was the fifth anniversary of my signing up to WordPress. I could hardly believe it. I suppose it does not seem this long since I only actively started blogging about one and a half years ago. Initially a blog with no plan, okay that hasn’t changed much, I only rarely posted, and by rarely I mean much more rarely than now, if you can believe that.

I am sure that all of us have different reasons to be appreciative of WordPress, be that the opportunity to express our views, promote our work, meet new people, etc. For me, I have the ultimate reason to be grateful to WordPress as it is through WordPress that I met the love of my life, Ionia Martin, as most of you know. In fact, that moment feels more like the time that I first started blogging, hence my amazement at the fifth anniversary notification.

So it appears that I have made it to five years. Will I still be here in another five? Well, that remains to be seen.

Was it Really Turning

A few short lines, dedicated as always to the love of my life, Ionia Martin, thinking about how I could have believed that I was actually living before I met her.

The world appeared to be turning
Day passed into night
Something was always missing
Nothing seemed quite right

I was always searching
Something must fill that hollow
I would surely find what was lacking
Perhaps upon the morrow

A million thoughts pursued
A million roads part travelled
A million journeys ensued
My existence slowly unravelled

And then one fateful day
Whilst blogging about books
An angel came my way
One with most beauteous looks

And from this humble beginning
Love did surely grow
Now I know I’m winning
I’ve found what I didn’t know

You were what was missing
What unknowingly filled my soul
The one I’ll always be kissing
The completion of life’s goal

Now all that remains
Is to be together always
Enjoying unlimited gains
‘til the end of days