WordPress is strange today.  Why are people seeing IMG_0317 today, when it was posted waaaaay back in March 2012?  And it didn’t even have the title IMG_0317 back then.  I didn’t do anything!  Oh well…I’ve learned not to question some strange WordPress things, because tomorrow it’ll be something different.  🙂

Mother, mother
There’s too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There’s far too many of you dying
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today.
 
Father, father
We don’t need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today.
 
~~ Marvin Gaye ~~

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I have been invited by Steve at Simplicity Lane to join the Līgo Circle of Appreciation among fellow bloggers.  Thank you Steve for such kindness.  You can read more about the Līgo Circle of Appreciation at Esenga’s Voice.

For a duration of 22 days, starting on 1 October 2012, two bloggers per day will be invited to join the Līgo Circle of Appreciation. PLEASE NOTE: This is an Appreciation, NOT an Award.

The yearly Līgo celebration happens every summer solstice in Latvia. At this time people adorn their heads with Līgos of flowers, oak leaves, grasses and plants. They join circles around bonfires and celebrate life, and their appreciation of each other.

To fully participate in the Līgo Circle of Appreciation:

* Complete this sentence about blogging: ”A great blog is…”

* Refer back to the blogger who invited you.

* Invite 2 bloggers to join the Līgo Circle of Appreciation in a post.

My answer: A great blog is one which inspires and celebrates the best of the human spirit.

I would like to invite:

David Kanigan, for daily doses of inspiration at Lead.Learn.Live.

Francesca Zelnick, for beautiful and gifted writing at Words/Love.

Līgo Circle of Appreciation

It doesn’t interest me if there is one God
or many gods.
I want to know if you belong or feel
abandoned.
If you know despair or can see it in others.
I want to know
if you are prepared to live in the world
with its harsh need
to change you. If you can look back
with firm eyes
saying this is where I stand. I want to know
if you know
how to melt into that fierce heat of living
falling toward
the center of your longing. I want to know
if you are willing
to live, day by day, with the consequence of love
and the bitter
unwanted passion of your sure defeat.
 
I have heard, in that fierce embrace, even
the gods speak of God.
 
~~ David Whyte ~~

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