Monday, October 1, 2012

Time Out

Due to unexpected events, I will not be updating Glimpses of South Pasadena for the foreseeable future.  Thank you for over 4 years of daily exploration, discovery, friendship and fun.

I appreciate the support of the over 900,000 people who have taken the time to visit this blog.  The experience changed my life.  I hope to be back again at some point, if not here then in another online incarnation.  Until then, thank you all.

Laurie

111 comments:

Green Guy said...

Hang in there LA. We've been worried about you since your last Twitter updates.

I miss Glimpses already.

Mister Earl said...

It's been a fun ride, Laurie. You've changed the face of South Pasadena in so many ways. It was here that I met a character named Dbdubya, which eventually led to some much needed changes in the city. Your photographs and writing, and stories about life have added much to our lives. And you've made some great friends and introduced so may people to each other through your blog.

Love ya,

Earl

Mister Earl said...

So MANY people!

Cafe Pasadena said...

The sad news is you need to take a time out from here to take time to ck out your health. The GOOD NEWS is you will be back writing & shutterbugging!! It's part of who you are. You will do it again, one way or another! Good luck & see/read you again soon, LA!

Michelle said...

I'm so worried about you after checking your Twitter. Please take care of yourself and I am praying for a healthy outcome.

Anonymous said...

Really hope you are okay. I know you wouldn't stop this unless something serious was going on. Love this blog and all of your words and pictures.

Jason K

LOLfromPasa said...

You inspired me and I am grateful. Take all the time you need to do whatever you have to do. Come back when you are ready...cause you're going to be missed. Warmest best wishes, Lauren xx

John Frye said...

Very sorry to hear. Always enjoyed seeing the views of our town from the artistic perspective. If you do fire things up elsewhere, post a notice on this blog, so it comes up in the feed. I'll be waiting. Have a good, healthy break.

TheChieftess said...

My love to you all...thank you for being my blog mentor!!! You're awesome!!! Glimpses will definitely missed from my morning ritual...

ben wideman said...

Laurie, I'm hopeful you and your family are okay! Your blog is still one of my favorites. Many blessings.

Anonymous said...

Please take all the time you need and know that we are here when you return.

Christine Tam

Sally said...

I am sending love and healing thoughts. Your blog is my absolute favorite. Be well, Laurie.

Anonymous said...

i will miss reading your blog. take care!

Anonymous said...

I'm one of the many people who have enjoyed seeing bits and pieces of our little town through your camera. I'm sorry I didn't write sooner but I wanted to say thanks for the inspiration, and best wishes to you and your family. See you around town...

Anonymous said...

I know you wouldn't stop blogging unless something serious came up and am alarmed to see other comments regarding your health. I hope you and your family are okay and wish you the very best for a quick recovery.

Your blog is a wonderful place in an internet where bright spots are few and far between. You'll be missed and I hope to see you here again, happy and healthy.

- Kelly

Trish said...

Sounds like you're facing some serious stuff. Good news is, they've knocked one thing off the block, on to the next question. Hoping your hiatus is short and you're back to living life fully as ever.

Know that you're in our thoughts and prayers.

Remember to keep breathing. In. Out. Repeat as necessary.

Melissa said...

Add me to the cheering section. I feel guilty that this is my first comment when I have lurked daily for years. You are an incredible photographer and writer. Thank you for everything you have done and GET WELL SOON.

Gretchen said...

Oh Laurie. Your wonderful eyes! Here is a prayer that they figure out what's going on soon and you are back snapping away with your camera. Much love from Gretchen.

Petrea Burchard said...

All my love, Laurie. Keep us posted when you can. So many people care. We will miss your blog but it's secondary to missing you.

Johnny Black said...

I don't have Twitter, so I can only say that whatever is going on, you will meet it with your usual feisty grace, humor and strength. Thanks for all the beauty here and I know you will be back soon. I will be waiting.

Johnny Black said...

I don't have Twitter, so I can only say that whatever is going on, you will meet it with your usual feisty grace, humor and strength. Thanks for all the beauty here and I know you will be back soon. I will be waiting.

Auntie S said...

Laurie, may all be well for you in good time.

I'd like to

Anonymous said...

Obviously many here care a great deal for you and appreciate your wonderful blog. We are hoping and praying and wishing for the best.

Mary Peyton said...

Love. Just love.

Anonymous said...

I am shocked by this. I really appreciate your hard work all these years. Hope you come back soon well and happy. Bless you, Laurie

Margaret said...

Sweet Laurie. Petrea has filled me in just a bit. I hope all is well and will be well. I am super close by if you need anything. Take care.

Anonymous said...

This last blog could serve as a post board we could check where you could let us know how you are doing--if you want to. Love.

Bellis said...

So sorry to hear this, Laurie. We'll miss you. Keep us posted here, if you can.

Anonymous said...

Laurie, you are loved and prayed for all over South Pas. Come back when you can. I'm so sorry you are going thru this. Can't even imagine facing vision loss. Know that you are loved. I hope you get some answers soon. And GOOD answers.

Your fan Sarah

Laurie said...

Thank you, friends. I can't tell you how much this outpouring of love, kindness and support means to me. I will sporadically update to Twitter (@laurieallee) until things settle down. Twitter feed is also at bottom right of this page.

Love to all of you. Times 10.

Xo

dbdubya said...

Laurie,
You introduced me to the world of blogs. You helped the Chieftess become a better photographer and taught her about blogging. You supported me at a time when it meant a great deal to me. You've opened my eyes to parts of South Pasadena I didn't no existed. And your photography and words have inspired me.

Take care of yourself, my friend. I look forward to your return.

DBW

Anonymous said...

Laurie, I don't know exactly what's going on but I want to thank you for this awesome blog. I think a lot of people take you for granted because we just log on every day to something wonderful and don't bother to comment! (Guilty here!) I am sending good wishes and wanted you to know like precious poster said you offer a bright, beautiful spot on the Internet and you have immortalized South Pas with your observations and photos. Come back when you can.

Jim

Arguing Guy said...

Don't know what to say except thank you for the many glimpses, the thoughtful words and sweet sentiments bundled with them.

I hope whatever misfortune you're dealing with passes quickly and you come out on the better side of it.

South Pas Mommy said...

Miss you, Laurie!

Anonymous said...

Every day I wake up, grab my iPad and check Glimpses like I have done every day for 3 years. I keep forgetting you are no longer updating.

I am sure I'm not the only one who feels like something is missing without your posts. You have really made a difference in my life with your art and I just wanted to let you know.

I hope you are doing well.

--Mike

Anonymous said...

I will miss having access to your unique and beautiful perspective. Wishing you the best . . .

Kelly said...

Thinking about you Ms. L.

Liz said...

Good God, Laurie. I just heard and checked your Twitter. I can't believe more people haven't commented here given the huge impact you have had on South Pas. This blog serves as an incredible artistic tribute to and historical record of our city. I was there when Mayor Ten awarded you the Image for this accomplishment and it was so well deserved.

I am thinking of you during this awful time and wish I could help. Please check your email too.

Liz

The BuschMan said...

Really miss this blog and your Patch column. You are so multi talented. Plus, you taught me the term polymath!

Hang in there. Hope your vision is fixed soon.

Gil

Jean Spitzer said...

I wish you all the best.

Will miss your unique photos and stories.

Anonymous said...

Miss u, LA.

Anonymous said...

You have kept me close to home even though I now live in London. I will dearly miss your photos and your humor and insight. They were a part of my day every day almost since the beginning of your blog.

I wish you all the best and a happy resolution to your health troubles.

Penny Smith

Virginia said...

Big hug and much much love to you my sweet friend. Take care and keep us posted.
xxx
V

Michelle said...

I miss Glimpses!!!

Gary P said...

Wow, I missed all of this. I went back thru twitter so I congratulate you on the good MRI results. I wish they could figure out why your eye decided to stop working right.

I have loved Glimpses since I first found it back in the beginning. You have no idea how many people love your blog. A lot of us are lurkers, so I feel bad that this is my first comment. I hope it goes thru because I don't know how to leave a comment.

Looking forward to your talent again SOON I hope. Here or back at Patch or on your new LA blog.

Gary

Anonymous said...

Miss your writing. Miss your photos. Miss you.

Diana Fleming said...

Hi- just needed to chime in & say how missed your blog will be. I lived in S. Pas back in the very early 70's as a child. They were magical years for me. We lived in what was considered the "haunted house" before we moved in cuz it was in such bad shape. I remember there was a fireman's pole thru my bro's room. My mom said all the ladies in town came to a Tupperware party she threw just so they could see what the inside looked like. I have loved seeing my town again thru your eyes. I will send you well wishes and strength- I'm a bc survivor and just know you will survive and thrive too :). Have faith.

ATP in South America said...

Your view of South Pasadena has provided a great link for me to keep tabs of my hometown. I hope all is well. I send my best to you!

Anonymous said...

Although the sun sets, it will then rise. Best to you, Laurie.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to check in and tell you that you are missed. I am devastated to hear your vision loss has gotten worse and you have no answers. I am praying for you. What a talent. What a good soul. Your hilarious Tweets prove that you are one he'll of a woman, even facing this awful health mess. I just know God will spare your eyes. Please know you are loved and missed here and at Patch.

Caroline

Mike said...

Miss you, Laurie!

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