Here is this week’s list of blog posts, poems, short stories, essays, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
Awash via DBofB. I have similar thoughts every time I do a load of laundry.
Rivers. This is what Huckleberry Finn might have been like if the story was told from Jim’s perspective.
The World’s Quickest Advice Column: Hack Your Life. To be honest, this entire blog is worth checking out if you have any interest at all in geeky things, fitness, and/or healthy eating. Start with this post, though. It’s a good one.
An Open Letter To The Person Who Robbed My Family via Manda_like_wine. This broke my heart. I wish there was something we could do to help this family.
Tree Climbing Goats of Morocco. Wouldn’t this be a cool thing to see in person? I’ve seen goats running around before, but I don’t ever remember seeing them in trees.
Bloom Where You Are Planted via ElaineMansfiel7. What a nice way of approaching hard circumstances. The other reason why this post appealed to me is that my mom used to have a clay disk with the Green Man’s face on it hanging on the wooden fence in our backyard near her garden. I think it was considered a little risqué in our church at the time, but she loved the friendly expression on his face. So did I.
From Why Protestors Turn Violent:
When you saw “The Hunger Games,” who did you root for? Katniss and her beleaguered community? Or people in the Capitol wearing pink eyelashes and obliviously eating until they vomited while the people in other districts starved?
What have you been reading?
Thank you for including “Bloom Where You Are Planted” in Suggestion Saturday. When the Green Man showed up in a dream just after my husband died, I had no idea he had been an important figure in pre-Christian Northern European religions. I love knowing that artisans in the Middle Ages made his face part of the decoration of Catholic cathedrals and that his stories continued on in people’s lives.
You’re welcome. The Green Man has such an interesting history!