"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 25, 2004
Stomp your bugs and stamp your mails, its time for this blog's... Blogger Idol Week 10 Top Picks!
This week's topic was "Childhood Treasures" and the entries were all strong. Here are a few that spoke the most to me:
Lypton Village - my Photo essayYet again, stunning. These aren't photos. These are art. The Chinese slipper picture alone is worth the price of admission, and it just gets better from there.
(No, this is NOT turning into the "Say nice things about Jess and Amanda" blog. I know they are in the top list most weeks. They are just that good most weeks.)
tim - Visitors for Sunday Lunch!My favorite part was when the Sunday roast was being prepared, and Tim mentions washing "spuds, pumpkin, carrots, parsnips and sometimes kumara..." I have no idea what a kamura is. When I saw it, it brought instant clarity to how people in distant cultures can have so much in common, and yet are unique in so many ways.
Ian's Messy Desk - Childhood TreasuresSome things can only be said in a poem, and Ian does it well.
Rachel - Earrings...Childhood memories are worthless without tying them to our adult lives...
Now remember, the above are just my picks for best of the best. Visit the whole list of this week's entries by clicking the little icon above.