I usually pull a lyric from the song that I choose when I post and use it as the title. Today, I’m making an exception. Today, I’ve put the title of the song as the title of the post.
“Meet Me On The Moon” by Phyllis Hyman is one of the favorite songs of Chevvy, the blogger I met from Chevvy’s Studio. By “met,” I mean we engaged with one another through our respective blogs. She even did a “Guest DJ” spot on one of my Flashback Friday posts. Some months back, we had a conversation about the music we both liked, and I found out that she was a huge fan of Phyllis Hyman, the lady who sings the song. I was a huge fan of hers as well. Several songs of hers, both originals and covers, hold a place in my heart.
Chevvy is about to leave blogging for a new journey. Wherever her road leads, I hope that it takes her where she wants to go. As I said in the comment I made on her most recent post, I have mixed emotions; happy that she will continue on a journey that hopefully will take her where she wants to go, but sad that we will be left behind and not able to go along.
Chevvy was the primary force who got me to attempt to write, and to publish, poetry here. And while I haven’t written or published a lot of poems here, the response I have received for the ones that have been posted has given me confidence that I can write them. If nothing else, I have another tool to use when I write. Some other highlights for Chevvy and I include our collaborative post (with Lady G from the seekthebestblog) on the sexiest R&B male singers (I had to flip my perspective to come up with my list), and the love we shared for Maysa Leak and the band Incognito.
Today’s song is for Chevvy. I don’t know whether or not she will see this post, but if she does, it truly was an honor and a privilege to be able to lounge/loiter/linger at her studio. I will miss her poetry, her photographic journals of her travels, her information that she parsed about South Africa (her home country), as well as her “Sunday Coming Down” posts. I wish the best for her, and if we never cross paths on WordPress again, my life and my writing were made all the richer by having seen and read her words, as well as her encouragement and kind words towards what I have done here.
Thanks for reading and listening.