Bereft of knowledge before the heavens of my life, I stand astonished. Oh the great stars. Their rising and their setting. How quiet. As if I did not exist. Am I taking part? Do I discount their pure power? Does it rule the movement of my blood? I will yearn for no closer connections and accustom my heart to its farthest reaches. Better it live with the spine-chilling stars than with the pretense of some protection hovering near.
(Rainer Maria Rilke – “Uncollected Poems”)
A few days ago Mars of the Positive Toxicity let me know that she has nominated me for the “Versatile Blogger Award”. As I told her at that time, I am beyond words grateful for this nomination, I am honored and humbled by it.
I started publishing posts on this blog because I needed a way to escape my stressful, daily work and, reading and writing about the things I enjoy helped me relieve some of that tension. Therefore, it was mostly for selfish reasons and when I see that so many of you visit and find some relief in these posts, my heart grows in volume and my happiness with it. This is plenty of reward and I am very grateful for it.
I would like to say thank you to Mars for nominating me and thank you to all of you for visiting this site. Your visits have led me to a number of wonderful blogs that I read constantly and enjoy very much.
I am not familiar with the “Versatile Blogger Award”, but this is what I do know about it: each nominee shares fifteen favorite blogs and discloses seven completely random facts about themselves. It is an interesting idea. I can see the positive in knowing what other blogs your readers enjoy and as I have discovered, finding seven things that define you is an exercise in self-awareness.
The blogs that I read and find captivating (the order is completely random):
Now for the seven random facts:
1. I collect hobbies.
2. I am pretty stubborn; just ask my father or my husband.
3. I buy a book after every paycheck.
4. I read a lot, two-three books at the time.
5. I constantly wish my days were 48 hours long.
6. I strongly believe I was Italian in a past life.
7. I find happiness in every little thing.
Until next time,