Saturday, April 11, 2009
Making Lemonade from Lemons Award
Sarah Lulu was kind enough to send me this...gratitude is an active verb...and I'm back from vacation and blogless for the moment. And a bit befuddled since I am supposed to pass this on to ten more people and several of the people I'd send it to already got it from Sarah.
To be honest, passing on awards has always made me nervous. Perhaps it is because, even done positively, gently, and with love, it requires a certain element of judgment. And while, if I know for a fact that someone really wants constructive criticism of a poem or photo, I can exercise my own judgment in suggesting improvements, I'd much rather exercise unconditional appreciation for everything people show of themselves.
If I list ten people...what of the 5 million people I don't list? Yes. Yes. I know! Don't complicate things so much. I can't help it. I really just want to present this to every blog I follow now and ones that I will discover later.
And maybe I am just being lazy. But I am also a bit overwhelmed since I have over 150 photos from my vacation to cull through, delete 100 if I can and find a few to Photoshop and make good enough to post or frame. Plus several of you commented on the cactus in my office and there is a good blog behind it that I would like to write.
So -- although this is the easy way out -- I pass this award on with love to everyone who wants it. And I'd really love, instead of posting it, to deliver it in person to your door accompanied with a box of chocolates...except perhaps to Barry, to whom I would deliver it with some chocolate mousse.