Saturday, November 20, 2004

Quite the recognition

Many thanks to Mellie Helen for an entirely-too-kind reference to me and my writing. If you haven't had a chance to visit Golly Blog Howdy, I'd like to suggest you do so - it's part of her regular Blog it Forward feature that regularly recognizes a blog of note. Like Paying it Forward and Random Acts of Kindness, it's one of those little things that people do that holds the potential to repair our world, a few well-placed words at a time.

For more info on the concept of Blogging it Forward, click here and here.

In case the Internet melts down and all of our links suddenly become the functional equivalent of a 1982 Lada after its predestined visit with the crusher, here's the actual text. In the blogosphere, this is about as nice as it gets:

Carmi receives this honor because he is a talented and gifted writer who takes the little things we all think and feel way down deep inside, and puts them into insightful phrases that we would use to describe them, if only we could. Reading his work is akin to hearing someone speak a foreign language that you are learning: you understand so much more than you can say yourself. Most every time I read Written Inc., I find myself nodding in agreement, “Yes, yes, that’s just what I felt about that subject!” Only I don’t write about it so eloquently – Carmi does. Example: A child’s playground.

My Neighbor to the North has the ability to reach across a couple thousand miles and touch my heartstrings in such a way that I feel like he’s a friend I’ve known for years, and who knows just what I’m feeling. He manages to take verbs, nouns, prepositions and the like that are just laying around, and weave them into a tapestry rich in emotion and description. While I take the same parts of speech and come home with a crooked pot holder.

Not only does this arteur de bon mots gift us with his writing; he shares his vision though intriguing photographs as well. Delightful.


Mark said...

I second that!

Rachel - Wicked Ink said...

I agree with her, you do touch heartstrings.

Also - I am a huge fan of PIF and RAK... Nice to see it in the blog world.

Janet said...

As Billy Joel said, "She's got a way about her..." Only replace the 'she' with a 'he' and you've got...Carmi.:)

Jenny said...

What Mellie Helen said. You are a constant source of inspiration, Carmi.

Stephane Tardif said...

You definitely inspire me.