Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Years before I became a Catholic, I attended a hellfire and brimstone Baptist church, the kind with the interminable altar call where we were implored to sing all the verses of "Washed in the Blood" or "The Old Rugged Cross." It was a small church and almost everyone had already been "saved." So the call mainly appealed to people who wished to "rededicate" their lives to Christ. It was a strange process filled with drama and excitement. You never knew who might walk down the aisle.
Four years ago, I did my very first blog post. I started the blog without any preconceptions about direction. It's been a wonderful experience; I've met some lovely people, written about some difficult things, had many laughs. I have had unbelievable support (the near death! Note to readers -- do not let your appendix rupture!). And this year I have finished my first memoir, You Are The Camera. I would have never written this book without the blog. So I take this day to rededicate my commitment to my blog. Next year, more pictures (fashion, fun, weird places), more of my beloved Detroit, more crackpot opinions, stories from the past, observations about the future. Thanks to all of you for reading, always. Without you, this wouldn't exist.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"This hair is from Detroit." "Maybe it ought to go back there." Chris Rock trying to sell hair in his documentary Good Hair
Drink some champagne soon -- spring is here!
Benedictions and Maledictions