Thursday, July 19, 2007
The Blogger Reflection Award
When I first start blogging, I did feel as if I been talking to meself. Then I discover other bloggers…and…
…the whole world open for me!
I discover people in faraway places who feel the same pain, loneliness, anger, hate, love, joy like folks here. Circumstances, culture and socialization might be different; skin, colour, hair texture, they so varied. But when you take away all o’ that and get to the core of who we be, we’s the same.
Pain is pain. Joy is joy. And as we say in the Caribbean, ‘madness is gladness.’ Everywhere.
All you bloggers make me think about these t’ings, and how I wish I can give this award to everybody, the same award that Pat bestow on me. The Blogger Reflection Award. But them rules say choose five people. I decide then to choose five who plenty o’ you might not know though I got them in me links, and one or two does drop a comment to me sometimes.
According to what I read, “this award should make an individual reflect upon five bloggers who have been an encouragement, a source of love, impacted you in some way, and who have provided a Godly example. In other words, five dear bloggers whom, when you reflect upon them, you are filled with a sense of pride and joy...of knowing them and being blessed by them.”
So…as we does say in Guyana, lookee deh deh, deh…look it here…
Geoffrey – Jamaican in Miami. He come across as a gentle soul who believe in the One Love message. Plus he got a cool sense of humour. And he can write! What I admire about Geoffrey is the positive way he blend he Caribbean culture with the culture in he new home. This blending, and he One Love philosophy, show up in the chil’ren book he just publish, Grandpa Sydney’s Anancy Stories.
Anna. She is a tiny, li’l ‘Merican with the biggest heart ever. One time, when me blog went tumbling down, she rescue it and she offer tons of help. I feel as if I been imposing on she time, but she never let me feel that way. And Anna does write in ways that make me drool…even when she is sad about the monotony of life, she sing out with celebration. [I wonder though when she gon realise that That Cat does rule she life…]
Stephen Bess does write pages o’ wonderful stuff about African-American writers, musicians, artists, history. Sometimes I sense a tinge of sadness in he about the past…but I don’t think that Stephen let history make he bitter. He write a post, Thinking about Thinking, that sum up who he is. “People often think of Monday as a day they would rather skip, but I look at it as a new start. I think to myself, what will I do to improve myself for the coming week? What will I achieve?”
“Sure Woman Dawn.” Well, lemme tell you, words can’t say enough how proud me is to know this gyal. Even though she live in Canada now, I want everybody to know that she is from me land. Guyana. Every month, without fail, Dawn produce this Sure Woman website dedicated to helping women: “We believe that sure and confident is what we become when we embrace ourselves, realize our strength and live up to our potential while taking it all in stride and remembering to laugh.” And yes, Dawn got a great sense of humour!
Nicholas Laughlin. Nicholas is from a neighbour land, Trinidad. He got a blog full o’ “observations, discoveries, complaints, questions, obsessions, textes trouvés”; I does go there when I want to jolt me thoughts, discover Caribbean writers, news, ideas, artists, when I want to delve into me Caribbean-self. I never ‘talk’ with Nicholas, but it got something fine and sensitive and ‘thinking’ about he that I appreciate, especially that ‘thinking’ part. And the self-effacing sense o’ humour.
Well, I ain’t know if anybody who get this award gon do this same, but here is what you got to do, if you so wish:
1. Copy this bit of the post.
2. Reflect on five bloggers and write a least a paragraph about each one.
3. Make sure you link this post so others can read it and the rules.
4. Leave your chosen bloggers a comment and let them know they’ve been given the award.
5. Place the award icon on your site [which I still ain’t figure out how to do, heelllp!]