Posted by Tania Kindersley.
I think, I think that serious, grown-up blogging is not supposed to be about this. But I have had a really, really awful couple of days. So I wanted to let you know that I am sitting on the sofa, with this adorable creature dozing beside me…
…and I am reading all the comments from today’s post, and smiling. I suppose the rule is that I am supposed to be writing this to entertain you. That is my job, after all. The amazing and wonderful thing is that you, the Dear Readers, end up reassuring and soothing me.
I must not fall into sentiment, which is a cheap emotion that I affect to despise. But it seems to me that there is something unexpected and marvellous about the kindness of strangers. Especially when it comes from the wild shores of the world wide web, which many pundits have decided is the home of loonies and freaks, and must be disregarded on principle. (How little those cross critics know.)
If there is anything I have learnt in the last four months, it is that one should never take anything for granted. I think: it is vital to catch kindness as it flies. And so I do, and it is an extraordinary thing, and I thank you all for it.