When I first pondered turning my little idea into a full-blown interactive silly summertime series about height ... I hoped you'd 'get' it. I guessed you'd 'get' it. I wanted you to 'get' it.
And boy, did you ever!
Let me tell you, if you think your email inbox is strange, you haven't seen anything until you wake up to 5 messages from people you've never met telling you how tall they are.
And I've loved it. Thanks so, so much!
I'll try not to ramble-on too much because, there's not a lot of need to. Judging by the comments I've received and which I know you all have [I've been reading them] I think we've all had a great time sharing or tales.
Let me try to summarise what we can take away from it:
- I'm pretty certain we know more about each other than when we began;
- we've discovered new connections between ourselves;
- we've discovered new empathies; such as realising that the tallest and the smallest alike both struggle to find clothes to fit and have felt self-conscious about their size;
- we learned that many of us hadn't been measured in a long, long time until this month when some of us discovered we'd grown ...
- ... while others found just the opposite.
- we've been privileged to glimpse into your family's lives with some wonderful group photos, wedding photos, photos of your children and your children's height charts being shared.
But now for something I wasn't expecting:
I always knew it would be interesting for all of us who've never met but, something I didn't consider was the quality entertainment which bubbled up between those of you who actually already have met!
- All those 'are you sure you're that tall?' and 'I'm pretty sure we're the same height and I'm not that tall' friendly accusations ...
- Your vying for position, arranging yourselves in order ...
- and the occasional calls for a re-match / re-measure .... where I feared I'd have to play referee ...
And finally, before the big reveal ....
Here's all the things I didn't take into account when creating the height-chart:
I didn't allow you to sneak into your measurements ...
- any hats you were wearing ...
- the kind of flooring you were standing on ... or
- the quality of your root-lifting shampoo ...
- Any of the 'and three quarters'; 'and a half' or 'and a bit' extras you added on.
- If I'd counted up all of those 'bits' you tried to offer, I could have made up an entirely new blogger who'd have been taller than us all!
Here's who's who & where you can find them:
5’11 We had no takers for the 5'11 spot! Is there a shortage? [Pardon the pun].
Deanna http://searchingsavannah.blogspot.co.uk/ ;
Mel http://ispeakmelsh.co.uk/ ;
Melissa http://blog.Mshanhun.com ;
Rinda http://gallorganico.blogspot.co.uk/ ;
Mel http://melgetsscrappy.blogspot.co.uk/ ;
Helena http://helenascreativemaven.blogspot.co.uk/ ;
Denise http://deecie.blogspot.co.uk/ ;
Alison http://alisonslife-in-the-slow-lane.blogspot.co.uk/ ;
Sian http://fromhighinthesky.blogspot.co.uk/ ;
Lythan http://slightlysquiffy.blogspot.co.uk ;
Alexa http://simplyalexa.typepad.com ;
Nathalie http://anounceofcreativity.blogspot.co.uk/ ;
Abi http://creatingpaperdreams.blogspot.co.uk ;
Debs14 http://debs14.blogspot.co.uk/ ;
5’ 0 Sue http://soojjay.blogspot.co.uk/ ;
Kirsteen http://lifeinthecraftlanek.blogspot.co.uk/ ;
I'd love to hear them!
Personally I'm wondering about the most frequent height being 5'2: my height. Is that just a coincidence ... or did I somehow tempt out more people who thought 'Yeah? Me too?, 'I don't know.
But I do know it's been great fun and a true pleasure to have had your company.
Shoulder to shoulder. Shoulder to ear. Shoulder to elbow. Whichever it was ... it was fun!