Friday, May 14, 2010
Blog Hops and Pink Photos
Blog Hop Friday! On your marks! Get set! Go! How wonderful to set aside a day to explore. Read, visit, read, visit, hop, hop, hop. How marvelous. I have found brilliant blogs, luminous writers, rigorous readers, insightful reviewers and around every corner, generous, generous people waiting with well tempered, gentle honesty and open minded conviction. It is a rare and wonderful thing.
And yet, this week has been a bit of a runaway coach and six. I have a student graduating--and I am champagne fizz proud of him, a student accepted to a wonderful private high school and I am bunches of balloons in bloom proud of her, a student reading Matilda with grace, ease and fierce concentration and I am seven swans a swimmin' proud of her (we are studying alliteration--can you tell?) and friends about to send their manuscript off to agents and I am delighted and have been editing their feather light, shot with sunlight words--and now I am exhausted. I feel a bit like a dog that has been chasing a theoretical tail only to find out that she is a polar bear.
And, my gracious, glorious friends have created another set of author's photos. I love the green church door photo but when you crop it it looks as if I am seasick and at sea. And so now instead we have... pink. My angelic, gifted friend Naomi took the photos (just before she whacked the head of a centipede with a nasty looking garden tool while still nursing her baby--seriously impressive stuff) and my dear, patient, genius friend Matt fancied em up and sent them out. Naomi made me laugh a genuine big laugh and then took the picture. Matt and I giggled, and giggled and ate salt water taffy while we looked at them. They were happy moments and now we have happy photos.