Thursday, April 26, 2007

Fixing a hole, sacred dog and running repairs.

1. A builder has come and made an investigative hole in my ceiling to check out a leak in the roof. It is scary -- a Victorian football and some old wallpaper had been stashed up there; and there are two mysterious cardboard boxes visible off to the left -- but it's giving me the feeling of a story idea. Something about a baby climbing up to the ceiling on a stairway made from the shadows of books. Or maybe an arm reaching down into the room and having a good... feel... about. Katie? Katie? Can I come and sleep in your bed?

2. Finding The Gift of the Sacred Dog, one of my favourite children's books, on this blog. I loved this book for its wonderful colours.

3. I am working (slowly) through the Roll of Honour, updating it and pruning out dead links. I am amazed and touched to see so many current 3BTs. There are some abandoned blogs still clinging on, gradually disintegrating as pictures are deleted and browser versions move on. I discover the travails of Jeff in China who, as far as I can tell from Babelfish, had access to various 3BT accounts shut off by his government. I find people who previously described dark times now enjoying an easier life. Babies have appeared in some blogs, while other have suffered a loss. Anyway -- thanks to all of you for keeping on the path. Hope it's changed your lives for the better.

Special mention to Sprite Writes, Life Aint That Bad, More Beautiful Things and of course Now's the Time.