"From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines, going where I list, my own master total and absolute, Listening to others, considering well what they say, Pausing, searching, receiving, contemplating, Gently, but with undeniable will, divesting myself of the holds that would hold me."
Walt Whitman (1819-92)
"When I look back now over my life and call to mind what I might have had simply for taking and did not take, my heart is like to break."
Akhenaton (d. c.1354 BC)
And now, the current weather, from some random person we pulled off the street:
Thursday, March 04, 2004
Grab your kids and leash your cats, its this blog's Blogger Idol Week 7 Top Picks!
This week's field was small, but was really a field of diamonds.
I'm breaking with tradition this week, because I want to mention two entries in particular that were absolutely exceptional. So, instead of listing five entries in no particular order, I want to mention these two first:
Lypton Village - This week's entry Notice that Amanda did not describe her topic, either here or in the entry itself. With the barest of introductions, she sends her message in images alone. Wow, for some reason, this one touches me deeper than Webster's can reach. These images caress your soul and whisper right to your heart. Well done, Amanda, stand right up there on the podium with the dancing geeks!
(Yeah, we tried to get real professional dancers, but they were way too expensive, so we had to get some geeks, they do it for free.)
Now, sharing second place we have the following great entries:
Bryan - playing church A point well made, and made poetically even. Not to mention that he's right, which helps.
alyshajane - Playthings...Whatever you do, don't discount this one just because it is a picture of toys... On simple things, broad statements rest.