Friday, November 15, 2013

Great Lakes Greta Surfaces

My dear fellow Miserarians,

I just wanted to thank you all for the outpouring of support and concern following my whine of a month ago.  I was in a dark, dark place for a good month before that and I didn't know what to do other than post.  Posting helped.  Reading your responses helped--a lot.  That specific darkness began to lift the moment I shared with you.  This semester continues to be a struggle, professionally, but I have been able to put much of it in perspective and to forgive myself a little bit for my own inadequacies--and that is in large part because of the responses I read from you good folks here.

This is the first moment I've been able to steal to surface.  I just wanted you all to know that I'm fine and that I remain grateful for this virtual community that has sustained me through so much.

Much love,
Great Lakes Greta

P.S.-- I am working on new haiku.


  1. You are one of us. You are our colleague and friend.

  2. Hi, Greta! It's very good to hear from you, and very good to hear you are feeling somewhat better (and that the process of writing about the situation here, and getting some supportive feedback, helped at least a bit; of course, you were the one who took the initial step). Thank you so much for checking in.

    And a new haiku? No pressure, but yes, please!

  3. Oh, I'm so glad to hear you've emerged (somewhat) like the groundhog here to predict good weather up ahead. Looking forward to your haiku that I do so love because they bring me joy!

  4. Oh Greta, how lovely to read your post. Sending you warm wishes and a virtual hug. I hope you continue your ascent from that dark place.

    And I too eagerly await your next haiku, whenever it may come.

  5. Take care of yourself, Greta! I am so glad you are feeling better and always look forward to reading your thoughts, here!

  6. I'm so glad you're feeling better.

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    1. I have been wond'ring
      How dear Greta is doing;
      Hoping for the best.

      Did she get a dog?
      Grade with minimal comments?
      Show a film or two?

      CM is the place
      We can share real misery
      With our distant friends.

    2. Ooh, nice! Haiku with a soupcon of Tinglish/Kimmie-ish questions.

  8. Proffie Galore, your haiku is lovely! Thank you for it!