© Bruce Goodman 22 July 2015
Award 5: I have a propensity to enjoy my own company more than enjoy the company of other people. I want a lonely house with sprawling lawns and weeping willows leading to a lake with floating swans. I would like gardens full of flowers and vegetables, and always sunshine, and no visitors to disturb my reclusivity.
That’s why I’m delighted with this non-award which I think is from WordPress. It appeared out of nowhere in my viewing column on my thingy. It says “You’ve posted 649 days in a row! Keep up the good work!” and comes with a badge. Why 649 is to be celebrated I have no idea, but I shall have a drink on it nonetheless, and another, and then Streak quickly around the house. So thanks to whoever.
Award 6: Not an award as such but there is one thing I would dearly love to have been nominated for, but haven’t been specifically, and that’s Three Days – Three Quotations. But the nominator said (paraphrased) “if you wanna do it, do it”, so I shall. The nominator was The Contented Crafter. Pauline (The Contented Crafter) is one of those extraordinary supportive bloggers with ever a kind and encouraging and insightful word. And she lives in Dunedin, New Zealand, so she also deserves our consoling support!
Another thing about this Three Days – Three Quotations is that all rules seem to have gone out the window, which suits my current state of solipsism, so I don’t feel the need to nominate, and I’m going to post all three quotations at once – just to be singular. The first quotation is by me and the second and third by Hilaire Belloc.
If more people generously donated their organs I’d still be alive today.
When I am gone
Let it be said:
His sins were scarlet,
But his books were read.
Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades, the worst, I suppose, is writing about writing.