We have a number of series here on Daily Kos. We have the Thursday Night Health Care Series, the Grieving Room, IGTNT, the Monday night series, the Saturday Pooties, Chronic Tonic (featuring yours truly this coming week), and more. I can't even remember them all, let alone list them all. Please add to this list in comments. Some are done by one person (Pastor Agnostic's sermons, Brothers and Sisters, others), some are group efforts and may feature different authors each time.
I propose another one: The Energy Web.
The Energy Web is based on a concept we had on The WELL many years ago, that of the "wellbeam", where someone would post an event or a need for which they would like some empathetic, encouraging, sympathetic, understanding, or just "I hear you" energy sent. Call it a prayer chain if you like; the energy could take form however the sender felt most comfortable. If this leads to prayer, that's fine; if it leads to meditation towards the requester's desired outcome (such as a successful job interview) or towards the event the requester is experiencing, that's fine; if it leads to sending energy without a stipulation on how it manifests, that's fine; if it leads to taking a moment out of a busy day to reflect on what another human being is experiencing, that's fine.
The wellbeams topics were not ones in which to express disagreement with the requester. They were about community building and connection. We have a lot of community and connection here, too, and this will continue to foster that connection.
So I propose a series, to be done at least weekly, called The Energy Web. Someone can request that energy be sent to them because of a particular event or towards a particular end. In comments, others can also make similar requests. The recs for each comment represent energy sent to that person or for that event. Each one represents a time when someone took a moment aside to think of the requester and fulfill the mission of the Energy Web in the way that is best suited to the person leaving the rec. The tips in the autojar likewise represent a moment taken aside to think of the diarist and his or her request or event.
What say you, Kossacks?
I'll start. My partner is, at this moment, in the hospital, after I took him to the emergency room last night. He had had three episodes where he experienced some difficulty finding words for how he was feeling within a 24-hour period, and there were other physical symptoms that accompanied at least one, such that the advice nurse to whom I spoke said to get him in there; they could possibly have been TIAs (and thankfully, turned out not to have been). He was admitted for overnight observation in a stroke unit and is getting his carotid arteries checked out via ultrasound; I'll know more a little later today, after I get over there. They now believe that this was the result of high blood sugars, which he's going to have to deal with. I'm on my way out the door with his medication and will not be able to respond to comments until sometime later, something I'm sure you'll understand given the circumstances.
So my request on the Energy Web is for good health for my partner, Charles CurtisStanley.
I'm having trouble finding the words here, too, but the words I cannot find are the ones which will express the depth of the love that I hold for that man. He is my co-conspirator, my steady rock, my true love, the one to whom I go first when things are lousy or when I am afraid that I have botched something completely, the one to whom I turn first when there is cause for celebration. He is my caregiver when there is need, my biggest fan, the one who sees my secret heart.
Many thanks. Amen. Namaste. Blessed be.