Sunday, February 22, 2009

And to the Academy, from where I stand...

Yesterday, the gods of the BLOGOSPHERE, saw fit to nominate me for an award:

The Best Blog Thinker Award was handed to this blog by French Fancy.

(The actual image is missing because of my ineptitude. If you wish to see it, or if you scroll to the end and see your name as the new recipient, go to French Fancy and copy the award for yourself. This happens to be one of many technological challenges I'm trying to conquer in this lifetime. Sorry, for this long, tedious, but so very true technical interruption.)

This is what she writes:

"This award acknowledges the values that every Blogger displays in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values with each message they write. Awards like this have been created with the intention of promoting community among Bloggers. It’s a way to show appreciation and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.”

I am speechless.
Thank you, French Fancy, for your generosity and thoughtfulness.
I in turn, will nominate the following blogs to receive this award:


-Absolute Vanilla and (Attila)





There are also, hundreds of you who have touched my life and expanded my horizon. For a few hours each day, or night, we reach across this Universe and share our experiences with each other, crying, laughing, opening new windows of opportunity, seeing the world with a new set of eyes. What a small world we have created.

Thank you FrancyFancy for your generous expression of friendship.

To everyone who reads this post, your perspective is priceless.


Alice said...

Congrats, you deserve it :)

Alice x

Renee said...

I love what this award means and I love that it is from you because I admire your intellect and heart and so appreciate the award that much more.

Love Renee

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Congratulations ... and thank you for passing on the award. Your words are an inspiration and I look forward to reading your posts each and every day!

lakeviewer said...

Alice-I look forward to your posts, looking back to an age when everything is changing and demanding of your attention. Thanks for stopping by. How is this last semester looking for you?

Renee-I can't say much about my intellect and heart, because both of them are irreparebly old and falling apart. But my friends, they are new and vibrant and show me so much more of this world than I could ever know. Thank you Renee for your insights and raw sentiments. You teach all of us to tell the truth.

Cheryl- I laugh every time I write your real name with your pen name-same in my own case, too. We are both of an age when we can look back and weigh our experiences, without regrets, without dramas. We can encourage and share without needing anything back. It is a good age, indeed. Thanks for your support and encouragement.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Oh that is so deserved - well done!
And in turn, thank you for bestowing it on me - I think it's one of the nicest awards I've encountered in blogosphere.

An English Shepherd said...

Congratulations on the award, you have a great blog I enjoy reading it :-)

lakeviewer said...

Absolute V- you deserve this and more.

English Shepard-it is always wonderful to see you up and around.

karen said...

well done, and it is most apt! your posts are always thought-provoking! :-)

Angela said...

It is so wonderful to have met you, Rosaria, and I deeply admire all your wisdom which I find in every blog post. You surely ARE connecting us blog people, and so you deserve this award very much! Thanks for passing it on to me - I am very honoured! Let Cheryl teach you how to download the picture, she is so good at that! I`ll email you later.

Lori ann said...

Congratulations!! you certainly are. It's always a pleasure to come here, I do hope you get the techy stuff all sorted out!

xx lori

Dave King said...

cCongrats. Thoroyghly deserved. Them ole Gods knows what they be doin'!

Val said...

i have just been browsing your blog and loving the sage wisdom and humour - no mystery about your award! i will be back!

Matawheeze said...

Thank you for the nomination, dear lady. Passing it on will take some thought. I don't suppose it is fair to nominate back at ya, right?

(Appreciate being priceless... that means FREE, eh what?)

Renee said...

Isn't funny that when someone says a comment and it is nice, you are pleased.

And then when that same comment is said by someone you respect, it is more than nice and you are more than pleased.


lakeviewer said...

Karen- those who follow our journey are pilgrims on the same road.

Angela-I'm sure you started this pacing, this stepping up of ours.

LoriAnn- I'm please by your visit. I don't know how you can keep up with all the people who write to you.

DaveKing-you have become a pace-setter in my circle. I look forward to your visual riches.

Val-we were destined to meet, seeing that we run in the same circle. I shall drop in and visit you as well.

M- my longest follower and inspirer of all good writing and sharing. You can go out there as I have and start passing out candies too.

Renee- I've had trouble leaving comments on your blog-and on many other blogs as well in the last couple of days- I appreciate your heartfelt sentiments.

Lola said...

Congratulazioni! Premio piĆ¹ che meritato.
Ciao Lola