This afternoon, I had a surprise waiting in my notifications.
I was nominated by thehutownerblog (https://thehutownerblog.wordpress.com/) for The Sunshine Award.
The Sunshine Award is essentially a virtual ‘pat on the back’ for a positive or creative blog that inspires others or brings ‘sunshine’ to their world. Typically it appears to originate from one post that really ‘shines’ on that person’s day.
thehutownerblog (https://thehutownerblog.wordpress.com/) is as diverse as it can get! It contains wonderfully & thoughtfully created posts ranging from poetry to art to travel to philosophy.He really made my day. I could not contain my excitement. Being my first ever award nomination, I could feel my nervousness clawing on me, but, in a good way.
Do visit his blog and engage yourself inside his hut.
THANK YOU thehutownerblog (https://thehutownerblog.wordpress.com/) for this nomination!!!
Rules For the Nomination:
- Thank the person who nominated you & Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
- Answer the questions from the person who nominated you. (You will find it on his/her blog)
- Nominate a few other bloggers. (10 – 12) * You are not allowed to nominate the person who nominated you.
- Notify the bloggers on their blog.
My answer to the questions from thehutownerblog
- Will Sunshine Award be of help for the bloggers if they are nominated? Explain.
It sure does help as it keeps you motivated. The sense of achievement is profound, especially, for new entrants like me. Boy, what a feeling it is to know that what you write, what you create, is appreciated and loved by many. For some it is an inspiration, probably a cue o a new start, for a few others a jingle of memories. To realize that you were the centre of it all, the feeling is priceless, simply priceless.
- Cite your reason or reasons why Sunshine Award should be given some RESPECT and ATTENTION by the nominees just like the other awards.
An award is a gesture of recognition. Only if we embrace it for what it is, give it the respect and attention it deserves, will we feel & find its true value. It is a great way to bring the blogging fraternity together.
- Should the others feel bad if they were not nominated by their blogger-friend? Explain.
Nope. I do not think there should be any room for feelings while judging a blog for a nomination. It needs to be fair & square. The feelings will only dilute the cause of the award. My appeal to the fellow bloggers is not to take this to heart. Keep up with your awesome work. You are heard. Believe in your content. You will get your due in time.
- If you were not nominated, what should you do to get some attention for future nomination?
Do what you do best. Believe in your content. Keep up the awesomeness. Also, on the technical front, remember to tag & categorize the posts so that it is easy to look you up. You will be heard & given your due when the universe decides you are ready.
- Are you happy with your posts? Why or Why not?
My posts are a window to my soul, my thoughts and my feelings. I took to blogging as an escape into the virtual world. Art has always had a very special place in my heart. It is the address I look up to find my calm. In this journey I revived my love for poetry. I am happy with my posts as these have helped me in my journey of self-discovery
My questions to my nominees:
- Do you believe that there is someone watching over you, someone you can just feel & not see?
- What is the purpose of life?
- What is the one thing that you would go to or do to relieve your heartaches?
- What makes you happy?
- What do dreams mean to you?
- What about Nature do you adore?
- What is the one element, off the 5, that you would associate yourself with and why?
- What is your take on birth & death?
- What have you learnt from Nature?
- What part of the tree would you associate yourself with?
NOMINEES: (in no particular order)
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I’m truly inspired;
In the depth of the night,
When the stars were at sight,
When the moon shone bright,
And fought with darkness with all her might!
When the ocean was no more a fright,
When the waves caressed the shore,
ready to be his bride.
When nature sang her lullaby,
There arose a maiden,
slow & steady yet elegantly.
Her garb was like white fire,
flickering gently in tune with the breeze.
Her hair shone like a thousand suns.
She gild over the ocean graciously,
twisting and turning effortlessly,
to nature’s melody,
forming bright lit waves exquisitely.
All stood still in awe of her beauty
A true vision she was, in all clarity
She is unseen by many
Granting audience is a rarity
But she is a part of nature you see
Connect with nature
And she’ll make you privy
“Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
Quote – Lord Byron
Often in our dreams,
infinite darkness may be seen.
But there comes a beam,
a light so powerful that you may scream!
It trickles down in streams,
of colours, so many,
worth every penny.
They Swirl, twirl, unfurl,
Uncorking distant memories.
Shadows of our past, it seems,
play peek-a-boo in our dreams.
Unnerving the realms,
that we build and conceal.
The wounds lay bare,
with nothing to prepare,
for the HIS all-knowing stare.
Hard it is to stay clam,
to find a healing balm,
When hidden memories swarm,
and claw you back into their arm.
It would do no good to hide.
All you must do is ride
into the eye of the storm
and face the demons of the past.
There, in the centre of the tempest cast,
will you see THE ONE.
The source of our existence.
The beginning and end of all.
That moment of calm & bliss
Will ferry you to your Floral Dream.
One lovely morning
The sun was gleaming in the sky
The trees lit up with joy
The shadows played ‘I Spy’
I saw the flowers sway
To the gentle breeze
The bees flew in threes
From flower to flower in such ease!
Oh what sight it was
to see nature work without a pause.
There was so much beauty
So much grace
My spirits just had to prance
And then I heard a mystic sound
Was it a flute, a chime, a bell?
It was hard to tell
Then came a flash,
that a thousand lights wouldn’t rehash!
There appeared a silhouette
There she was,
so enthralling, so enchanting!
With a smile that could melt the sun.
Oh! That look, she got me hooked!
With every step she took,
she breathed life in every nook
and left not a single brook
lay lifeless, in despair.
Then she stopped
And stared into the distance.
There she stood
under the arching trees.
She was ready to depart.
I yearned for the magic to last,
the magic, on me, she cast.
Then for a fleeting moment,
she saw me,
As if to say, ‘I’m here, I’m everywhere’
Artist that I am,
I just had to wave my brush,
To let the vision rush
And let my hands prance,
to the tune of nature.
Enchanted, I frolicked with colours.
I filled my pallet with lively hues,
Yellow, pink, green, orange
and so many more,
ensuing her cues.
Prance did the colours,
with every stroke that touched the canvas
They merged, surged & purged,
moved in and out of shadows and lights,
to weave a rainbow of joy.
Here in lies the reflection of my mind
My thoughts, my dream, my vision,
the depths of my heart,
that hums the symphony of colours
Listen ye intently,
Listen and you shall understand ME.
I am the cycle of life.
I am the elements of nature.
I am the morning & evening star.
I am the word spoken.
I am the sound you heard.
I am the life in every being.
I am the wisdom that you gain.
I am the glory that you achieve.
I am the strength when you need it.
I am the desire, if pure.
I am the child in you.
I am the universe.
I am that pillar on which the universe thrives.
I am the womb.
I am the eternal seed.
Every birth, every end, takes place within ME.
I preserve the balance of life.
I am the beginning.
I am the end.
I am the infinity.
I am the sanctuary you seek.
I am your one true friend.
I am in you.
You are in me.