Suggestion Saturday: March 12, 2011

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, photos, poetry, short stories and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

Humans Are So Embarrassing. I’m still not sure what this was all about. I wonder where he or she found a costume that so closely matched his or her dog?

The Memory of  a Child is Long. I can’t quite figure out which memory is my earliest. Before the age of three or four there are scraps from different life events but in almost every case I don’t know how much I “remember” due to seeing pictures or hearing family stories about it.

From Turn From Your Heart:

Turn your face around and see your moment’s trail fading— the grasses stand up one by one, the pebbles’ upturned bottoms slowly dry.

Compassion. The story of a nurse comforting a dying man. She was probably one of his last memories in this life. I wonder if he knew that he was dying?

Standard Loneliness Package. This was quite the scifi story. Hopefully technology will never develop to the point where one person can actually live out the emotions and experiences of another.

What have you been reading?


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10 Responses to Suggestion Saturday: March 12, 2011

  1. teresa

    This was an interesting post!
    I am always-for whatever reason-aware of dog-walkers. I like to look at them and see if they look like their dogs, and have to say, many times they do! It seems to be one of my obsessions! I have not, however, seen anyone in a costume like this!

    The story about memory was also interesting. I wasn’t surprised that the memory that the child had was maybe not a ‘happy’ memory but rather a more negative one. I often wonder if happy or good memories are as easy for little ones to remember. I ask myself this because it seems that my own kids are able to remember negative things better than good ones. I think it must have something to do with our brains and how or what we remember and why…but I don’t know. I’m able to remember traumatic or bad memories so much better than good ones…or maybe I didn’t have good ones? I know that’s not true, but I have some very vivid memories of pretty traumatic things from my early childhood!

    The poem was very nice!

  2. Aaron

    I started going to the public library last month. I read a few science fiction novels, my favorite so far is Ark by Stephen Baxter. I’d like to read some of the other Tolkien books, but I haven’t been able to find them yet….

  3. I look forward to your Suggestion Saturday posts…and usually check them on, Saturdays. 🙂 Imagine my surprise to find me here. Thank you Lydia. I’m honoured.

  4. Oh I had to come back. Did anyone check out the little video on Paul’s site? The blog where The Memory of a Child is Long post is. Scroll down, lower right hand corner of the page and watch the video promotion of his book, Hear No Evil, using his son Elias to help advertise it. Just my opinion, but I thought it was so cute and cleverly done. Cracked me up.

  5. Twyseschoch

    I am reading “Feed” by M.T. Anderson on the recommendation of my brother in law Brandon. It’s excellent. You would like it, Aaron …. and I think I’ll read Ark.

    and … I like the thing about children’s memories.

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