Let me just start by saying I spectate with the best of them. I am, by nature, more inclined to watch things happening and observe than to jump into the fray. You can learn a whole lot by being a spectator. That said, there is something to participating. In all truthfulness, those who never stop to watch and look often lose the big picture. But those who are always standing at the edge can't quite gain the experience of actually being in the thick of things. Someone who learns how to do both has an advantage indeed.
Anyway, this week is National Delurking Week, apparently. In this spirit, I invite you to delurk. I have nothing against lurking (except the name which kind of bugs me) in fact I find great pleasure hanging out reading people's blogs and seeing what others have to say. But it would be kind of fun for me to know who stops by from time to time, so if you feel like saying hi, whether you have before or not, go ahead and wave, so that I can wave back. I'll be the one with the box of kleenex in hand. I promise not to sneeze on you.