Day 3482: Introductions

The introduction to today’s post is going to be my random thoughts about introductions:

  • I’m working on the introduction to the first book I’ve ever written — “How to Make Your Brain Shut Up.”
  • My introduction of a new member into my Coping and Healing groups always includes inviting the other people to remember what it felt like when they were new to the group.
  • When I was giving a talk about my groups and was asked what I wanted as an introduction, I replied, “Just say, this is Ann Koplow. She knows what she’s talking about.”
  • Before the introduction in 2016 of a mechanical heart valve and the need to take Coumadin/Warfarin for the rest of my life, I was very anxious about the impact of those things, but now it’s all second nature to me.
  • My husband Michael and I feared that the introduction of a new cat, Joan, would bother our old cat Harley, but after a brief introductory period of hissing and him adjusting to her, everybody’s fine.

Now that we’ve finished the introduction, do you see introductions in my images for today?

To celebrate National Cousins Day, I want to tell my cousin Lani (who’s being reading this blog since its introduction in 2013) how much I love and appreciate her. I’m looking forward to our introduction to Viking River cruises in May 2023.

Here are the two songs I think have especially great introductions:

I feel fine about ending this post about introductions with gratitude for all the wonderful people I’m been introduced to over the years, including YOU!

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8 thoughts on “Day 3482: Introductions

  1. I like the introduction in the Rolling Stone’s Sympathy for the Devil, Ann.

  2. In my weekly writing group last week when we were introducing ourselves and the sort of writing we do a woman said, “Well, according to my latest rejection I write science fiction with supernatural elements that’s too niche to be marketable.” Having read some of her work I knew that wasn’t true, and if I hadn’t that description would make me want to read it.

  3. Really delighted to hear that you and Lani will be going on a cruise. I’m looking forward to hearing of your adventures.

    Speaking of adventures, whatever happened to your bedroom window covering? Were you able to set up any curtain or blinds that would work with your unusual space there and block the light?

    I am glad that you are comfortable with your heart valve and the anticoagulants. I think many of us here remember very well your heart surgery and Michael posting that day!

    • I still remember when you introduced yourself into my blog, Maureen! Instead of getting blackout curtains I’m been wearing a really comfortable sleep mask. It’s a great, inexpensive, and portable sleep solution.

  4. I love introductions, I see them as a lead-in to something or someone new in my life, and therefore rife with possibility. my fav song into is in ‘stairway to heaven.’ I’d recognize is anywhere with just a few notes. looking forward to your river cruise, as you introduce to a new adventure.

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