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Thank you

To all of you who read my post about my father, and who commented or contacted me directly with thoughts of warmth and healing, thank you.

I wrote the post mostly as a means of therapy for myself, a way of completing the loop of closure that is all too often left unclosed when someone important departs your life. That it resulted in such an overwhelming outpouring of support and love was an unexpected yet welcome added benefit. I feel deeply loved.

This underscores why I believe blogging and social media in general are important: It brings people together. In the two-plus years since I started Hedonia, I have been blessed to encounter and meet an incredible array of fascinating and remarkable people, both in a virtual sense and in "real life." I have enjoyed an unparalleled sense of community. It’s hugely important to me, and has been a great comfort during this time.

If I’ve learned anything in the last few months, it’s that life is brief and that there is no point in withholding expressions of love. I am filled with the love you have given me, and I sincerely love you all back.

Thank you.

  • Doug C.

    Hope the healing continues.

  • Sean, it’s been awhile since I visited your blog. I feel like the distant friend who’s done a shitty job of keeping in touch. Feeling guilty, I stopped by today and was really sorry to read about your dad’s passing. First, let me say my thoughts are with you and your family.
    Second, I want to say how much truth can be found in your words about the blogging life. As I read every word of your tribute and memoriam to your dad, I could sense the healing you probably felt in wrestling with understanding what you were and may still be experiencing about your relationship with your dad. And as a I read every word, I on this side learn much more about relationships, the struggle for life, death and love. All because of your words. Thank you for sharing.
    P.S. The only regret is that I made the mistake of reading this from work. Now I have to hide my red eyes for the next couple of hours.

  • So sorry to hear about your father. Thank you for sharing your story so openly and honestly.