“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.
What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
Dr. Seuss – How the Grinch Stole Christmas
I’ve been a little quieter than usual on blogs this week, not that it would be noticed. The reason for that is, that for some reason the Christmas season always gets to me in some way or another. Also, over and above that, I have not been well, but resisted one of my “on the couch” moments.
Anyway, I was being all self-indulgent, thinking how I’m always concerned, and worried about others, but then, (here’s the self-indulgent part) who does that for me when I need it? I know we all feel that way often, that is why I dare say that here, because I reckon a few reading this will nod with quiet understanding, because they, or you, sometimes experience that feeling too.
Needless to say, those who read this blog will know that the back dog is biting.
This is what I call Grand.
“Art is limitation; the essence of every picture is the frame. If you draw a giraffe, you must draw him with a long neck. If in your bold creative way you hold yourself free to draw a giraffe with a short neck, you will really find that you are not free to draw a giraffe.”
G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
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“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion.
People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
Nelson Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom
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This is a picture of His Royal Highness after creeping out from a long sleep under the duvet.
Daily Prompt: A classic question, revisited: what are the five items you must have on a deserted island?
Such a difficult question because I think I’d need more than just five items.
lets see, I’d have to have:
A Good, very long book.
Toothbrush, toothpaste, toiletries, deodorant, hair brush and other stuff (please can I count this as one item?)
And of course, besides food – the internet (which is not possible I know)
*Sigh*… lets face it. I would make a useless stranded person on a deserted island, and a useless camper too, I suppose.
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This is the last day of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month.) I believe the object is to motivate bloggers to do a post a day. I decided to take it on this time, but I must say that half way through I kept questioning myself as to why I decided to do it.
I don’t really need motivation to blog, in fact, I usually do post a day, and at times even more, but somehow the fact that I had decided to do this for this month actually made it more difficult for me to post. The thought even occurred to me that it might be a little left over rebelliousness in myself to not follow the rules
I would hasten to add though that I would recommend this challenge for anyone who lacks motivation to blog everyday, if they want to, of course. In any case though, I did the thing, and now it is over and done. The reason I didn’t give up half way through the month was because I have been told previously that I don’t finish what I start (I don’t agree)… and look, I finished this now didn’t I?