Saturday, January 27, 2007

Random Blog Fame - what are the chances?

I have never before met a complete stranger, talked to them for about 20 minutes and then see a light bulb come on over their heads and have them say, you've got ME and you write a blog, don't you? Cool! I was at the ever wonderful Celtic Connections Club and I was sitting, by chance, next to a man called Liam who said he'd found my blog after reading the Herald article. One of his close friends had ME so he read quite a lot of the blog. I told him that although I was out late, I had been in bed for most of the afternoon and he said a lovely thing. He said, you don't have to justify yourself to me - it's just good that you're out living a little bit of life. What a great thing to hear.


CatherineNiven said...

What a nice comment to make. The kindness of strangers can be surprising. Having ME makes me feel the need to justify myself frequently - "oh yes, i'm out in a club, but you know, it will take me a few days to recover." And it is true. But why should I justify myself? It's a hard habit to break, but it's good to know someone else does it too! xx

Gillian said...

I think we all do the justification thing. I'm Liam's
"friend with ME" & responsible for sending him the Herald article. I've been enjoying your blog for a while but haven't had the courage to post till now. Hope you can make more Celtic Connections soon!