A hard-learned lesson: One can never show enough appreciation for the thoughtfulness of others.
An easy lesson: It feels good to be appreciated.
So when What’s it All About and Other Stories nominated me for a “Tell Me About Yourself” Award, it was easy to feel the love. Thank you! for thinking enough of my blog and comments to show your appreciation. I am sincerely grateful.
I don’t know if I’m allowed to say “Back at Ya!” to What’s it All About and Other Stories, but I really enjoy reading your posts about your process. So often we agonize in solitude. It’s good to know there are others in the lifeboat with you.
5 Things About Me:
1) I’ve been to every continent except Antarctica. The farthest north? Lofoten Islands inside the arctic circle in Norway during summer’s midnight sun.
The farthest south? Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand.
My favorite place? The Okavango Delta/Kalahari
2) I grew up on a family farm in the heartland of the United States, so I’ve fed bottles to baby lambs and calves in 20 degrees below zero (F) temperatures in February and hoed weeds out of soybean fields in 100 degree (F) heat.
3) My home had few books, so I often wandered to my aunt’s house that was “decorated” with overflowing bookshelves and piles of books on the floors.
4) To avoid doing chores on Saturday mornings, I would hide with a book in one of our barns in the hay loft, surrounded by a litter of purring cats/kittens. If it was raining, we’d all go to sleep listening to the soft drone on the tar paper roof.
5) I have all of the belly casts from each month of my pregnancy mounted on the wall above my writing desk. They remind me that each moment is pregnant with possibility. 😮
And now it’s my turn to show appreciation. I am uncomfortable with “chain letters,” so please don’t feel obligated to “pay it forward” unless you feel inspired.
I’d like to nominate:
Andrew Shattuck McBride, an equally fabulous poet in the Pacific Northwest
Thank you for enlarging my community of writers!