Unless we share
“…pleasure has no relish unless we share it.” – Virginia Woolf
I’ve written a good bit about the joys of solitude, but enjoyment is almost always better when it is shared with others. I think that’s one reason most people like traveling with companions; it’s much more fun when there is someone along who understands your excitement.
I believe blogging has taken off and become widespread because it gives everyday people the chance to share with others, and discover like-minded writers and readers all over the world. It’s reassuring to find out someone else feels the same way we do about something, and energizing to discuss our enthusiasms among those with similar hobbies, beliefs or interests. The world seems friendlier and more connected when we share with each other.
Whatever you have planned today, I hope you make some time to share with someone in person, online or by phone or letter. It’s a great way to divide the sorrows and multiply the joys!
This post was originally published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.