Thanks to EC for this nomination for the Versatile Bloggers’ Award. I still love these names…I wonder what the award ceremonies would be like…and as i have been on a strict diet lately, there must be cake. Lots of cake. And not crappy cake just because I have been on a diet and maybe I won’t notice…
I want to take a moment to wax long and lyrical about how much EC means to me. Or maybe not long…actually, the more I think about it, I realise I can’t put it into words. If I were still in my youthful dancing days, I could maybe perform a poignant yet hilarious dance. I’m sure it would bring everyone to tears, especially when they forget what the heck I am dancing for, and be poised ready, instead, to call 000 (US translation, 911).
I maintain that “like” buttons and WP awards do not give her talent, her brilliance, the credit she so clearly deserves.
And I will attempt to answer her lyrical questions:
1. How many years must a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea?
Must it? Will it? Why were mullets invented? I definitely have more questions than answers…maybe the answer is on that napkin Nik Kershaw wrote these random lyrics on:
2. Is there life on Mars?
My head kind of hurts from considering how cavalier we are about life on earth…I haven’t been able to get to that question yet. If there were, it’s likely we would step on it as soon as we got there…
I do love your song DB.
3. Where is my mind?
On some mystical plane, evidently, where you manage to come up with outrageously glorious expressions for your insights.
I also adore Asgeir’s version of this song and thought of it first, sorry Pixies…I really do love you.
4. Have you ever seen the rain?
I just finished reading Anna Karenina for the first time. I am sure this book of rain has been inside me all along. But Tolstoy saw it, and somehow made it materialise. I am still recovering.
5. Why can’t I be you?
Short answer: I am really glad you aren’t. I am glad you are you.
6. Who knows where the time goes?
Does time “go”?
7. Why can’t we do it in the road?
In the road of what? I am assuming “it” means blogging, in which case I do it in the road of many things all of the time. But that is a whole other story.
I believe I am meant to nominate other people as well. But I read this piece today, and kind of came to a halt. So I thought I would share it. And some of you may have read it and know Nitin’s work.
And any of you, are very welcome to answer these questions if you feel so inclined?
Thank you! To EC and to reading ❤