Actually, Life got busy.
I've got Angel Girls 7th Birthday dinner on Friday night, her birthday party on Saturday, and I am also volunteering at a community Easter pageant at my church Saturday as well.
I also just finished a great book that I will be reviewing for you soon. It's called Smile at Your Challenges, and it's by an amazing woman, Danielle Pashko.
The tagline: It takes more than just going gluten free, drinking green juice and practicing yoga to solve your problems.
She has a very inspiring story.
Finally, I was restless when trying to write this post and decided I needed to rearrange my kitchen.
I feel much better.
A few weeks ago, I had started showing my photography for the Through the Lens Thursday Project. I definitely want to continue, as I can certainly use the photography practice and feedback. If you want to join the project, you don't have to do a blog post: you can also just post to the Flickr page. (you will need a Flickr account to do this.)
Also, I am thrilled to report that Brenda of BYG Adventures is back blogging, and that means a return to Pondering! I LOVE this idea of exploring the various meanings of words.
Today, Brenda asks us to Ponder: Novel
Which is so ironic because today's Through the Lens prompt is: books
Well certainly our amazing host knows a little something about the word "novel" -- since she has written several. I've had the pleasure of reading several, and eventually I will make my way through all of them.
Getting comfortable and diving into a good story is one of my favourite past times. And you can certainly tell from this picture, which books are well loved by yours truly:
|behold: the guilty pleasure|
As I said in a recent coffee chat: we all have a story to tell.
I certainly would love to write my own novel one day. For some reason, this is a beginning I have always had in my mind:
One hand grips the cool metal of the bed rail, while the other clutches a well-worn notebook. A pen has fallen to the floor as the first tightening pain hit; rolling out of sight to linger in dust like so many other things that once were necessary. Her face is obscured by a mask of hair, which drenched in sweat has fallen forward to conceal a grimaced visage. But the scrawled script upon the notebook is easily visible – though drops of sweat have blurred the ink…
Daddy Did You Know: Volume 12
"Novel" also makes me think of Novella, which is a fictional prose that is longer than a short story, but shorter than a true Novel. One of my favourite movies, was actually a novella by Truman Capote.
You can also have a novel idea!
Such as this example outside my local town library:
|The Book Lending Tree: Take A Book: Leave A Book|
A great novel captures life in such a real and vivid way, you can be transported into that reality. Your own life briefly forgotten. A great novel can give you the courage to fight injustice in a big world; even if you are small.
|Left Brain's bedside table has one book to rule them all|
Even our children have their favourite stories that blend in with other toys into the landscape of their lives.
|Monkey Boy's book shelf and Lego Mini-figure Shelf|
Here is Take One:
Really Monkey Boy?
Not exactly novel these days.
Through The Lens Thursday is a self-improvement photography project that Alison of Writing, Wishing and I (Greta at GFunkified) are doing this year.