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Dear Bloggers

I am a slave to email. The little red numbered ball that lights up on the blue stamp at the foot of my computer thrills me. I know of many people who shudder at the sight of a full inbox, but not me. I love the ping that rings out every time another email is shot across the airwaves and lands in my email box.

Yet I should be wary. I have had some wonderful news delivered by email; acceptances of papers for publication and the like, but I have received many more rejections on line.

‘So,’ you ask. ‘Why the thrill?

Is it the ease with which I can communicate with others throughout the world without even having to leave my seat? Is it, as I often reassure myself, good writing practice? A learning opportunity? I participate on seminars and on line colloquia, I receive excellent articles via email, I send out my writing via email. The email spares me the sense of isolation I might otherwise feel as a sole practitioner in therapeutic practice. It is an opportunity for tearoom chatter, the sort I always loved years ago when I worked within an organization.

The pain, however acute, is surpassed by the pleasure and I need never feel lonely.
Bests
Elisabeth

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  1. artandmylife
    June 15, 2008 at 6:13 am (9 years ago)

    I am enjoying your writing. I too like email and it is my “lifeline” to the world in a way.

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  2. Elisabeth
    June 15, 2008 at 7:22 am (9 years ago)

    Thanks, artandmylife.
    I shall seek your blog out now

    How exciting for me, a comment from someone I do not know, who shares my perspective. But someone who feels ‘safe’ as I’ve seen your name on Luca Antara. This blogging business requires a certain level of suspension of paranoia. At the same time it opens such wonderful possibilities.
    Lis

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