Did You Know?

At this moment:


One year ago today, I posted this:

“in a new year, where the possibilities are endless, why not take a chance on word play…”

I was, truly:

Two days later, in answer to my 2nd prompt, these words wended their way into my new journey:

“What first came to mind, when I read the “who am I?” part was, “I am I, Don Quixote…” but I’m not, even if I do stand, sword in hand, before the impenetrable monoliths of life, exacting my due from imaginary foes. I can say that I am many things at many times, to many people; okay: one thing, at one time, to one person; the one looking back at me through, what someone dear to me calls ‘The Looking Glass.’ But I’m not going to fall for that; not falling down THAT rabbit hole. Oh no. I’m standing my ground, staking my claim. I am a blogger! There, I’ve said it.

Now about that, “why am I here?” part: It was the new year, different from the last because I had clicked that button. I had not done that last year. I’d stayed on course. But it beckoned to me, like a swarthy Adonis, with that come hither smile that only the word ‘REGISTER’ has. Daring me. So here I am.”

To say the least, it became:

As I look back, my heart sings:

But I can say “without exception…”

Fear not, it is not THE END,


This new year I will be doing something like this:

Rock The Casbah

This year Quantum Hermit will be saying:


We made it through the year!

You know what that means?

We Are The Champions

Thank you for all of your love and support

which deserves its own song:
Thank you falletin me be mice elf again:

I know most of you only have seen bits and pieces of the story. The whole journey through Blogging 101, and 2 minutes of Blogging 201 – when I lost internet for a month, on into Writing 101, and finding my way over to a 30 day writing challenge, at Story A Day, in May, and the earlier beginnings of The Monday Music Medicine Show, through the 25 Days, 25 Songs challenge. The latter part of the year, I began realizing what was the driving force of the Quantum Hermit engine. But I have also found quite excellent other challenges.

Perhaps the greatest part was finding and meeting and getting to know all of you fine folks. The world of commentary is one of the core elements for bloggers, both in receiving, as well as in giving. A great depth of stories can be found in the conversations between those who visit and those whom they visit.

Here’s to Blogging and those who make it sticking with it worthwhile and possible.

I look forward to my second year, no longer that absolute beginner, but not quite a seasoned veteran.

Wrapping up the first year, and heading into the new, I leave you with this:


14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JoHanna Massey
    Jan 05, 2016 @ 23:32:43

    ‘no longer that absolute beginner, but not quite a seasoned veteran.’ Me too. Said so precisely.

    I continue to be surprised and delighted with the connections with others that are made through blogging. I’m old enough to still see the technology involved and the ability to easily communicate with people across the globe as nothing short of magical.

    It is good news to read here of your embracing your second year of Quantum Hermit Fimnora. Because I and the rest of your loyal crew, get to continue along with you on your journey. Your perspective is so interesting, often fun, and always uniquely yours. Then there is all this great music play! Haven’t heard Sly for years!

    Looking forward to sharing cyberspace with you in 2016. XoX- JoHanna

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Jan 07, 2016 @ 14:38:58

      Well said, JoHanna! Surprised and delighted is the perfect way to express it.
      This time last year I had no idea that I would make it through the year. Now that I have, it feels like I have been doing it for longer, and I’ve learned so much from those connections. I look forward to seeing what everyone has written, and what I will be bringing to the banquet.

      I know that I want to expand what Quantum Hermit will be about, though I still have to make that blueprint. As in life, and as it says above next to the name of this living and breathing blog, it’s ‘a life unfolding.’ I am thrilled to have the wonderful and creative kindred Spirits with whom to continue this Journey.

      I am happy and honored that you will continue to share your words and ideas, and music!

      Blessings with Hugs


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  2. calensariel
    Jan 06, 2016 @ 00:40:01

    I feel the same way as JoHanna! Nothing has been the same at my blog since this little fairy queen named Fim came flittin’ around and making the air shimmer with the waving of her gossamer wings! Can I keep her, huh??? 😀

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Faraday's Candle
    Jan 06, 2016 @ 09:07:04


    You have a way of making people want to hear from you!! There is such a positive attitude about you were you bring hope and inspiration. In life even if you make a difference to just one person it has an impact beyond your own life.

    Thank you again and again for all your support✨

    May this year be kind to you!!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Fimnora Westcaw
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 14:57:09

    You honor me with your very kind words. I hope you know what an inspiration Faraday’s Candle has been in my own life. The passion for learning that comes from your amazing exploring is wonderful to see, to be witness to. I agree, that if one person’s life finds solace in our words, it is a blessing to us all!

    And we shall all move forward together!



  5. Faraday's Candle
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 15:08:42

    To many more years!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Faraday's Candle
    Jan 11, 2016 @ 09:58:51

    Amazing that you have David Bowie on this list.
    May he R.I.P.!!

    The astronauts musician!!

    Liked by 1 person


  7. kim
    Jan 14, 2016 @ 17:10:50

    I toast you, Fim, Chink! Here’s to many more successful blogging years, not to mention more great great music. xx

    Liked by 1 person


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