Today is a beautiful day, cool, breezy and light. Today is filled with love and joy. Today is Tuesday. I have a learning session with another analyst. I take out the garbage on Tuesday morning because my son who is supposed to take it out is still asl...SCREECH! Stop! Not that way. This way. Today is a lovely day. I get to wear blue jeans today because I completed my employee satisfaction surv...STOP! STOP! STOP!
April 7th, Tuesday. Today is beautiful because I am giving out The Renee Award. Let me paraphrase my dearest friend Bella Sinclair whose April 7th day is fast approaching tomorrow on the other side of the globe:
"This award is meaningful to me in three profound ways. Firstly, it was created in honor of Renee, one human being who has made such a difference in the lives of many just by being. Her honestly, wit, intelligence, and grit are a tremendous source of inspiration. She can elicit raucous laughter and guffaws in her banter, and then turn right around and offer the most heartfelt, gentle words of wisdom and emotional support. She is a spreader of love, simple and true. And her love is infectious."
Secondly, this award was created in collaboration with one of my best friends, Bella Sinclair. She is, in my opinion, brilliant dilletante, special in every way and she makes me very happy. She is an incredible artist, her illustrations ooze with mirth and pure delight. She is steady strength punctuated by fiery passion with a graceful hand. She is laughter, fun, joy, intellectual stimulation, eloquence, a sister. Bella saved the concept of this award with her acorn drawing because otherwise you will be receiving a sterile rendition of an acorn.
Thirdly, this is a brand new award, and I have the pleasure and honor of continuing to spread the seed, watching it grow. I hope it finds its way to those who are like Renee: the acorn, a small package becoming a tall and sturdy oak giving more acorns, becoming tall and sturdy oaks, giving acorns…"
This is why I love blogging because I meet brilliant, gifted and talented women. So I am happy to give this award to painters, illustrators, gardeners, photographers and word warriors:
oh and men of course! I also give this award to:
my quiet French friend whose photographs of trees and French landscapes and occasional visits leaving me comments in French drives me to near syncopal episodes:
Go plant a Quercus!