Once Upon a Time by Maria Fokas
In The Depths of Darkness, on October the 12th 2013, I decided to begin a journey to discover a world where I could create my own pathways. I had no specific expectations and no idea what I was getting myself into. My reason for creating a Blog was merely to give myself space to free my mind and connect with people who respect their passions. I did not know then that I would meet so many precious souls who made my journey worthwhile with their visits. So, this letter is for those who put aside a moment from their busy lives so as to take a look at what I had to say – and then left me gifts wrapped with genuine comments.
On this day I want to thank everyone who invited me into their world by following me. In a strange and sometimes random world, a kind word can go a long way; maybe life can become sweeter when we listen, when we notice, and when we let others know that what they say can make a positive difference in our lives. I’ve smiled many a times this past year with beautiful poetry, breathtaking photographs, and stories from the hearts of those whom I’ve had the privilege of following.
This was a year which I can now look back on through the writings I published and recall the moments that made them possible, and I am grateful for that – And for you Martin Hanley, who decided to take this journey with me, I’d like to say thank you for making this experience engaging and unique by breathing life into our journey with your exquisite photography and authentic poetry. You filled this Blog with your charm and made it better than I ever imagined it could be; blessed was the day you came into my life Martin. I wish you and the ones you love the best this life has to offer.