When I started blogging at ModBlog in January 2005, I wrote (and I’ll bring it here now, to prevent it from maybe going down with ModBlog):
Welcome, to read this diary as I write.
Like Anne Frank 63 years ago, I am starting something while unable to predict how the world around me will evolve.
I hope this will be a many-sided diary. I hope I will be able to write much on new discoveries on ancient cultures; new poems; new paintings; new scientific discoveries in medicine, the lives of birds, and much more.
However, economic and political power being in the hands where they are now, I fear I will have to write much on “four more years” of wars in Iraq and elsewhere; rich getting richer and poor getting poorer; torture in Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere; environmental destruction by corporations and governments.
Still, I hope I will also be able to report on people fighting against those phenomena; for a better, more peaceful and just world.
In chaos theory, there is the “butterfly effect”: a butterfly in the Amazon rain forest, flapping its wings, usually doesn’t cause a storm far away, felling mighty trees.
However, in some unusual circumstances, it does.
May there be favourable circumstances for bloggers and others, speaking truth to power! “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”, as Muhammad Ali used to say.
So, dear Kitty, see you again!