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Wow! 3 Awards in a Week!

I’ve been nominated for another award!!! I am just so overwhelmed! I never expected  to win anything. Never thought about it. Then bam! Three this week!

I want to thank tiny lessons blog for nominating me for the Beautiful Blogger Award. She has a wonderful blog. She writes about a little of everything and everything she writes is well worth reading. Please go and visit her site. You’ll enjoy it!

Now, I’m supposed to say 7 new things about my self. Geez I did that on the other awards!    I am just not that interesting! 😉  But I will be a good sport and try to do it. I’m also suppose to nominate 7 other blogs for the award. There are just so many wonderful blogs out there. I will have to put my noggin to work. Ok, here we go again!

1. I love storms. The more violent the better! I’ve been in at least 4 or 5 tornadoes and thought they were more exciting than scary. Crazy me!

2. I hate spiders. Yuck! They are creepy with all those legs and stuff.

3. I’m allergic to dust. And yet my house need dusting. Go figure 🙂

4. I love to dance. I dance all over the house. When no one is looking of course!

5. I have worked at various jobs through out my adult life. I’ve been a secretary, retail clerk, personal assistant, worked in an Antique Mall and have been self-employed.  I have always learned new things with each job.

6. My favorite flower is  the Iris. I love the color purple and the shape of the flower is so different than other flowers.

7. Since I was young I have wanted a pet dragon!

Now I nominate the following blogs:

1. she has a great book ready to be published. A very talented writer.

2. this blog will blow  your mind on all the places to  visit and all the things to  do. Lesley is so  helpful also. Go  visit and get ready to travel!

3. Bettie has the most beautiful food blog. The pictures alone will make you drool. Her recipes are easy to follow and always delish!

4. Victoria  will inspire  and impress you with her passion and her writings.

5. Jeffrey’s photos will take your breath away!  I am always wanting to paint something of his. Take a look at beautiful photography!

6. Ray is a wonderful writer and photo taker. Visit her blog  and enjoy! Christine is a real Foodie. Take a look, and you will come away with some great recipes and Texas attitude.

These are all great  blogs. Hope you visit them.

nonfiction · Uncategorized · writing

Imagination Has No Age

When I was young I had all sorts of friends. Big friends, little friends, furry friends, ones with wings and feathers, tails and claws. They were all so different, yet they all loved me as I loved them.  Made of wisps of winds, dewdrops and rainbows. They were the best friends a young girl could have.

adolescence (Photo credit: imago)

A little older I had other friends. Dragons, witches,  warlocks, elves. Also wolves, tigers, unicorns and fairies. They were mythical friends from lands that were magical and wonderous. They lived in trees and flowers, under bushes of green. In great caves filled with crystals  and light. They talked and laughed and told me stories of great delight.

Then my teen years came and with them I  had other friends. Ones that made me think and ponder. They filled me with hopes and dreams of lands far away. Made  me want to learn new languages and dream  bigger dreams. They asked me questions which I had to deeply think of answers to. They wanted me to seek more and more of things I did not know.

Then came later friends. Friends who were mysterious and full of secrets. Friends who made me question myself, yet made me stronger. Friends who gave me life riddles to find answers to.  Friends who helped shape me into a person who always finds the answers to questions  she didn’t even know existed. They were friends that kept me whole and sane when my world was insane and full of chaos.

Now, all my friends have converged into a ring of familiarity.  One of love and acceptance. They have all played a part in shaping  how I think and what I do. They all have shown me that my mind is made of great things. They have taught me that my imagination is my greatest friend of all. Even though all my friends were born out of  that imagination does not make them less. It makes them more.

When I put words in my writings. When I have ideas and create  worlds that are new and different, I give silent thanks to ALL my friends. My imaginary friends. The ones that are with me still,  because Imagination has no age.