Here, in the land of many waters, splashaaay is the sound o’ young chil’ren playing in ice-cold crik...creek. Water is the colour of liquid-wood, brown-orange from all them tree leaves falling in, blending in, year after year.
Splash is the sound of holiday-teens bathing in a Kato Mountain pool that a li’l waterfall does fill, a pool that look like a piece o’ sky on green earth. Not yet twilight, sun is mellow-yellow, got to bathe before it get too late, before them dot-size cobowra-flies swoop and bite, and leave red marks on pale-brown skin for weeks. Splashaaay before dinner, before we light gas lamp, play board games, before bedtime.
Splash...sploonk...wood paddles hit water as Cousin Nan, friends and me wend we way down Lake Capoie in a canoe, not a hard-plastic or aluminium imported canoe, but one that Amerindians carve from tree trunk with wood planks for seat.
Splash. For somebody who ain’t know to swim, I sure love to be in and around water...some part o’ me must be a mermaid, or as we does say, water-mooma.
Splash Award from both Ieishah and Profacero remind me of all them splashy-places I been.
Thank you Ieishah and Profacero for this:
The Splash award is given to alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive, and inspiring blogs.
Splash is so cool, I want to Splash some bloggers too:
Cadiz – for being proud, creative American desi, because it is so easy to lose that part o’ weself in another land, thanks to cultural cringe and alienation.
Dan – for bizarre humour like this and this and more...
Daphne – for such style...and for writing so droll I does envy!
GrannyP – speaking of envy, oh man, that laid-back writing style, make me think of being in Gerald Durrell crazy li’l round boat in Corfu. And the way she write about sorrow, grief...
John G – for staying cheerful despite that wicked tree, I ain’t know how he do it. I know plenty people here who does whinge every day yet they have everything.
Pat – another lady with style and class and...ohhh...so full o’ zing for living...and she tell the best love story ever.
Sablonneuse – for sharing the ups and downs of getting older...something that media people tend to ignore, pretend it don’t happen, as if only youth and celebrities matter.
Will – island life ain’t never been this funny…and the boy can write, and there is lotsa things...literature things, teaching things...
Zoe – for sharing pain and laughs about family life, tormenting teens, depression, boyfriend, turtle poo. For not pretending to be perfect while still being ‘an oasis of calm’.
Zooms – for living creatively, for colouring-up a space that does make me feel peaceful.
When you receive this award, you get to:
1. Put the logo on your blog/post.
2. Nominate up to 9 blogs which allure, amuse, bewitch, impress or inspire you.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have been splashed by commenting on their blog.
5. Remember to link to the person from whom you received your Splash award.