Dragon Loyalty Award

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http://jrosenberry1.wordpress.com nominated me for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award!! Given my fairly obvious love of dragons this was especially touching, and also coming from such a great writer and fellow blogger. I highly recommended that you visit her blog – her poetry is amazing and her friendship of great, great value.

{The rules are:}
-Display the Award Certificate on your website.
-Announce your win with a written post and link to whoever presented your award.
-Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers. ( Like my gracious nominator I am going to choose fewer because it’s less stressful for everybody. Also, there are so many I could choose I’m going to try to limit it to ones I think might, like me, especially like a dragon related award and ones I did not nominate, or perhaps did not even know, at the time I did my earlier award nomination process)
-Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have liked them in the post.
-Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

Seven Interesting Things about Me

1. I am not very IT literate so I’m not sure how to do hyperlinked text so my nominations etc below are the web address rather than name of the people concerned – please bear with me on that luddite side of me!
2. When I was 16 I spent four years learning to sing opera, which is fine except I don’t really like most opera music. The sort of music I did like my teacher thought was too ‘pop music-y’
3. When I was a child I wanted to be a tiger. I also wanted to rule the world. I’m not sure if these things were mutually exclusive in my mind
4. I no longer want to rule the world, nor be a tiger for that matter. What I crave now is a comfortable, quiet life, which is probably a sign of age
5. I love watching tv box set DVDs..I think that is my favourite form of relaxation
6. For someone who writes poetry, prose and novels, I spend most of my time reading non fiction books
7. When my brother and I were young we used to wait outside at night in the hope of seeing a UFO or getting abducted but neither ever happened, LOL

So, to my nominees – and why I chose them (and I highly recommend you check out all these blogs if you aren’t reading them already!):

http://whenibecameanauthor.wordpress.com: A very special blogger who is so generous of heart, and who I know sees a dragon award as a real treat.
http://solothefirst.wordpress.com: A great friend in real life, fantastic writer and fellow blogger in virtual life, and also because she is writing a story with a dragon in it now – go check it out, that story and all her other work is fabulous!!

http://dropsofink.com : One of the first bloggers I met on wordpress and still one of the loveliest and most talented and diverse…I am sure a dragon would be honoured to be associated with this blog!!.
http://thesoultamagotchi.wordpress.com : A blogger I’ve met relatively recently in WP-land, and a wonderful, warm fellow WP traveller and fantastic writer.
http://roxistclair.com : A spiritual light in a dark world, a writer of enormous talent and generosity, and a wonderful friend…dragons should bow down before her.
So I’ve kept the nominations to a relatively small group with specific criteria and I do want to stress that this does not mean, for any of the other numerous and wonderful bloggers that I follow, that you are enjoyed and followed with any less gusto.  As I said last time, if I follow your blog you inspire and entertain me, and to everyone involved I am most grateful.

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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21 Responses to Dragon Loyalty Award

  1. purple says:

    congrats on your dragon award, and I really enjoyed reading about you … especially the UFO spotting and abduction wishful thinking! 🙂 I have to restrain myself from presuming familiarity, but these “things about me” lists always generate so many questions for me. Curiosity … the cat … you know … so I will just wait until the next time you get an award and share some more!

  2. Mike says:

    An award to match your avatar – how cool is that! Well deserved congratulations to one of my favourite and friendliest bloggers (so glad you weren’t abducted).. I’d love to hear you as Carmen with Habanara, “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle….” Consider posting a video?

    • Thanks! Yep, probably is good I wasn’t abducted, but when you are a kid I guess such things seem exciting, particularly when you don’t know all the stories of what it involves!! Funny you mention Carmen – that was one of the roles I used to sing arias from because my voice is contralto to mezzo soprano…but it was so long ago there will definitely never be videos of me doing it anywhere!!! 🙂 🙂

  3. bvedsted says:

    Congrats Helen, and what a perfect award for you! I liked reading about how you wanted to be a tiger, cool! Thank you for nominating me, I’m very grateful and humbled, you are such a thoughtful person and I’m glad we’re ‘virtual’ friends! lol Have a beautiful day!

  4. Congraaaats, and I am very honored that you nominated me.

  5. Drops of Ink says:

    Congrats Helen. I agree with everyone who’s commented so far, this is well deserved for you. You are a fantastic writer and I am blessed to be able to call you friend. xoxo

  6. Solothefirst says:

    Wow congrats, what a perfect award for you, of course you won, so perfect. I am vey honoured that you have nominated me! I am so glad you are enjoying my story….

  7. lawsonsotherdog says:

    interesting biog….i saw a UFO pretty strange time…i like your poetry

    • Thank you! Wow re the UFO – was it just a sighting or something more?

      • lawsonsotherdog says:

        something more..difficult to talk about here …lets put it this way it became & still is was a spiritual transformation, not in the sense of any Christian thing but in let us just say an awakening. There were four times I saw it starting on my birthday. I was 36. On the 4th visit I heard bird sounds outside my bedroom window this was 3am. Now at that time in the past because I used to always rise around then I never heard it, no it.. was different this time it was as if they were singing..singing to me…it was very beautiful…other things happened

      • That sounds fascinating, possibly a bit frightening, but also wonderful…did you feel it was a positive or negative experience overall?

      • lawsonsotherdog says:

        both. i mean on the one hand as i said it was transforming but on the other it left me fragmented…after the bird thing around 2 hours later this was around 5am i had my hand hanging over the bed, suddenly i felt a tiny hand hold mine, gently..it wanted to lead me somewhere, i got scared and withdrew. after a moment i opened my eyes….nothing…it was like something had entered my soul……later i read Carl Jung who wrote a short essay on the subject on UFO’s. He said what was happening he thought was that the person who was seeing these things was experiencing a projection of his soul. that the UFO disk was in fact a mandala. In short it led me to India in particluar to a very holy man Bede Griffiths. I posted a poem called ‘at Krishnamurti’s house.Jung gave me a frame of reference I can understand….cheers

      • Wow, thats an amazing way of looking at it and it makes alo of sense. Thanks for sharing!:)

      • lawsonsotherdog says:

        nice talking…you live in the States…..i was in San Francisco awhile back. ..I loved the whole City lights thing but i guess i’m an old romantic….in regards to that other stuff..now it is only a memory i know dudes who are obsessed with it..give it up….write poetry..drive a bus….sing to birds……live a little….anyway…..i like talking to you….

      • No, I live in Australia. 🙂 I agree we shouldn’t let such experiences take over our lives, but they are interesting, and prove that either life, or the human mind, or both, are far stranger than we think. Like talking with you too. 🙂

      • lawsonsotherdog says:

        we know so little about the mind. if Jesus was here today they would lock him up, call him schizophrenic, same with Blake, Rumi, its how we frame those moments into something meaningful..something beautiful

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