I was explaining to one of my blogging friends about why I am posting Penny's posts...the only way I can express it best, is to say, I follow my instincts. I have learned I have good ones. I feel compelled to post them, so as long as I feel it, I will do it, and I hope I do not freak anyone out or turn anyone off...I would care as much if (God forbid) something would happen to one of you...
For me, we all, do form a unique sacred circle...we do get to know one another intimately by the personal stories we share. I personally, think it is beautiful and rewarding.
This is the last post written by Penny Westwood, the day she had the accident. The car accident was in the morning, and this post was obviously automatically set to post later in the day at 5:31pm, which is when she was lying unconscious in a coma in the hospital.
The printed word.
August 17, 2010 at 5:31 pm
Categories: grumbles, opinion
"Few pleasures can match waking to the sound of a few hundred pages of printed paper landing on the front porch. The making of breakfast and coffee, the dividing up the sections, arguing over one opinion or another. Sharing the morning paper is a simple joy. And even though I love how the internet has democratised how we receive our news, there is something so satisfying and tactile about large sheets of news print.
This household subscribes to The Australian which like most newspapers has much of its content online. Having news online means competition for readership is global. The advantage of this means I can catch up with other, favourite papers whenever I want to. But my morning commute as well as weekend pleasure, is all about the cup of coffee and the paper.
The vagaries of the economy and the development of new technologies has affected sales of newspapers. If some cease to remain viable, this will be a tragic loss for those concerned with sustaining and promoting a well-informed and engaged public. And I really do hope the news continues to be printed. I cannot imagine being at a café, on the bus, in the garden on a sunny day, or at the kitchen table and needing a computer to read the latest news. And for mere coins, the paper is one of the best bargains around."
I tried going online to The Australian to see if I could find any mention of an obituary or her accident, death notice or anything...I could not find one word about her...