OK, I've not said much about myself since joining the community about a year or 2 ago. I started out in the radio business doing news, sports, and a lot of different music genres which might explain why my taste in music is extremely wide (i'm still trying to like opera-that's not easy). Now I'm a photographer and potter. Both are good therapy for each other and the world. I'm rambling. LEt me get back to what I wanted to say about this.
I have not been a creative engine on SU. I didn't know how, though I'm sure I could have asked Forever 80 or Koralmar, or others i follow. I know they would have helped, or at least pointed me in the right direction. That's the kind of persons they are (i believe). I just wasn't inclined to express myself that way. I use photography and pottery for that outlet. I just liked seeing as much work in photography and the arts as I can (for inspiration and appreciation), and space/science for keeping my perspective. (we really are very small elements in the universe). What I'm saying is the changes do not seem to effect me directly as much as some of the people I follow. But, I want to see their creative juices. That's part of the reason I follow Dawn or Koralmar, or Forever 80, or some of the others. They allow me to get a peek into their psyche. I cherish that look so I try not to abuse it. Sometimes it's sad (Dawn-i remember your story about your mom), sometimes it's angry and betrayed (Forever-- I remember), sometimes it's sexy. I want those creative juices to flow and me to take a metaphorical dip in them. I'll probably stay with SU, at least a little bit, but it feels like the soul will be gone. I'm just not sure what my reaction will be when those avenues are gone and/or the people I follow leave for other parts. Here's hoping I can stay in touch with them.