Message Received

To the person who sent me a message overnight. It’s too personal for me to post it here as a confirmation that I saw it – but I wanted you to know that I did see it, read it, and that it is greatly appreciated.

Thank you x

Waving not drowning.

For The Love Of It…

As always I stress that, primarily, this is a personal blog…but one that is seen, for the most part, through my passion and love for Simple Minds.

On that point, I’d like to kid myself that within that wording, a smidgen of that gratitude came my way. That as one who feels they continue to “fight the good fight”.

It’s a labour of love, and a mug’s game…but I wouldn’t have it any other way. And during recent days…it can be my inner sanctum and the thing that makes my world a positive and happy place to be.

Giving Thanks

Yesterday on Simple Minds Official, Jim gave thanks to all those involved that work with and for the band. Past and present. Up front, directly or indriectly. It was lovely to read.

Today, it was the fans. “Super fans” he called us. ALL OF US! Every single fan he deemed a “super fan”. As…we all are. And it was beaituful. Really beautiful to read.

I tend not to share too many posts from SMO here – unless it’s tour information and the like – as you guys (if you are here primarily as Simple Minds fans) know where to find Simple Minds on Facebook and no doubt read Jim’s posts as eagerly as I do. But in case this one escaped your attention, here it is. (See end of the post.)

Of course, for one person, I was not allowed to express a return sense of gratitude, for it was deemed as hypocricy. Because I feel things, I have emotions. I am human. I am not allowed to make mistakes. This person does not seem to be able to read properly, for if they had, they would see that, indeed, Jim said ALL Simple Minds fans are “super fans”…even them.


Jim also shared this YouTube clip with his post. So, I will continue to be me. I will love hard. Emote hard. Have empathy. Feel the things I feel, in spite of one or two people’s attempts to bring me down. I will ALWAYS be “Mice Elf”. Like me or lump me. And if you don’t like me…please, feel free to lump me.