My husband sent me this link today – it’s a photograph taken of the Milky Way in the southern hemisphere skies, and it’s incredible. It got me thinking – this is something that can be seen with the naked eye, but isn’t usually because of light pollution. It’s awesome, it’s massive, it puts things in perspective. Is it any wonder our ancestors, who for tens of thousands of years would have seen this sight every time they looked at the night sky, were spiritually aware – look what they saw every night. Something bigger than themselves. And it’s no wonder we think we’re gods striding the earth – pretty much all we see is what we’ve made. It’s hard to comprehend the impact we’ve had on how we see our world. As we’ve seen less of the awesome view above us, so our vision has shrunk, until all it seems to encompass is our navels.
As an incipient writer, it’s a thrill to get people to read and enjoy your work, and to get it published is kind of the ultimate thrill really. You know, for us bookish types who don’t go in for the jumping off bridges sort of thrill. And so with my little heart bursting with pleasure, I can say my piece on growing up in Africa has been published in the August issue of The Woven Tale Press <sighs happily>.
You can find it on page 23 of the latest Woven Tale Press along with the mind-children of a number of other arty types, written, painted and otherwise formed.
Inese from inesemjphotography has been kind enough to nominate me for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award!
Inese lives in Ireland, and if that’s not enough to draw you over to her blog by itself, she takes stunning pictures of hauntingly beautiful Ireland and elsewhere (and she’s a lovely lady, you can tell).
And now I need to choose 15 out of all the great blogs out there to nominate for the same award. If my nominees choose not to accept, I hope you will just take it as a compliment 🙂
- The Chrone Chronicler
- Days and Months
- Tabitha’s Gluten-Free Dishes
- The Clear Parent
- Deborah Makarios
- Willy Nilly To and Fro
- Life’s Journey’s Unfolding
- At My Table
- Nerd in the Brain
- Quarter Acre Lifestyle
- Leanne Cole Photography
- Petals Unfolding
- Nurse’s Links to Resources
- Love Support Educate Advocate Accept
I enjoy and appreciate each and every one of these blogs and if I had time I’d say why for each, but I find each of them inspiring in their own unique flavours, and I definitely recommend visiting them.
Accepting the nomination there are two rules:
1) The nominee shall display the Very Inspiring Blogger Award logo on her/his blog, and link to the blog they got nominated from.
2) The nominee shall nominate fifteen (15) bloggers she/he admires, by linking to their blogs and informing them about it.
Thanks again, Inese 🙂
And later that month…..
Meike from hubilicious also nominated me for a Very Inspiring Blogger award – thank you Meike! 🙂 Meike/Hubi is a German living in California, and writes about that adventure, and food, and life, the universe and everything. Check it out!