Squirl's Nest

Monday, June 06, 2005

Monday's Writing Assignment

I was at Susie's site today when she mentioned that Mrtl likes to give out Monday writing assignments. I don't usually do these but figured I'd put out a few thoughts on the topic of the week, Love.

Most people think of love as the chemical/sexual feeling between two people. But it's a MUCH larger concept than that. I love my family. I love Ichabod. I love the pets in my life.

There's a kind of love that I feel when see a blue heron soaring overhead, or hear a mourning dove's soft coo. There's the kind of feeling that fills me when I see a beautiful cloud bank. The same when I see a gorgeous sunset or a lush green field with bright yellow flag irises.

There's the love that is so strong among the bloggers with whom I converse on a daily basis. The love abounds here. Any time anyone is in trouble or hurting, the love just pours out from everyone's comments. The laughter that's shared is part of the love, too.

Okay, this was a mushy subject and that's all I'm going to do with it now. Thanks.


Blogger Kitty said...

Blogger love to you too babe!

Mon Jun 06, 03:30:00 PM  
Blogger Circus Kelli said...

Squirl, I lug you!

Mon Jun 06, 03:57:00 PM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

Nice post, Squirl. Much mushiness to ensue. ((HUGS))

Mon Jun 06, 04:03:00 PM  
Blogger Effie said...

Squirl--I luvs ya too--I agree that the love truly abounds amongst us bloggies! I'm glad I stumbled onto this scene...

Mon Jun 06, 04:15:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Well said Squirl...You say it with BLOG....


Mon Jun 06, 04:37:00 PM  
Blogger August95 said...

What wonderful sentiments. I know this blog love of which you speak. I am still overwhelmed by the kindness people have shown me.

Great Post!

Mon Jun 06, 04:41:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Damn...that was so sweet I don't know if I can say anything smartass about it.
Here's the deal: I'll be nice here if nobody expects me to write any posts about love. Does that work?

Mon Jun 06, 04:59:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

(and you know I'd love you even without the kickass rum cake, right?)

Mon Jun 06, 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous blogaholic said...

Hi Squirl. I visit your blog often and decded to would leave you a little blog love today. You are absolutely right about the love amongst bloggers. It's weird though, how complete strangers are so close to one another here in blogland.

Mon Jun 06, 06:41:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

squirl, the love of nature you describe, I completely get that. Here's a song that says it for me. I wish I had techno skillz so I could let you hear it, because it's beautiful, another by Chris Rice:
A purple sky to close the day
I wade the surf where dolphins play
The taste of salt, the dance of waves
And my soul wells up with hallelujahs

A lightning flash, my pounding heart
A breaching whale, a shooting star
Give testimony that you are
And my soul wells up with hallelujahs

Oh praise Him all His mighty works
There is no language where you can't be heard
Your song goes out to all the Earth
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

O cratered moon and sparrow's wings
O thunder's boom and Saturn's rings
Unveil our Father as you sing
And my soul wells up with hallelujahs

Oh praise Him all His mighty works
There is no language where you can't be heard
Your song goes out to all the Earth
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

The pulse of life within my wrist
A fallen snow, a rising mist
There is no higher praise than this
And my soul wells up
O my soul wells up
Yes my soul wells up with hallelujahs

I think those soul-overflowing hallelujahs are what you're describing -- yes?

I am also amazed, and in my native Hillbillian, "tickled" at the love in blogworld. I would not have thought it possible to care so much for strangers, and to feel so cared about by strangers. And non-bloggers can't possibly understand it, I don't think. It sounds crazy to the uninitiated. Hell, it IS crazy. But in a good way, a very good way.

Mon Jun 06, 07:33:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kitty, you're just so loveable,

Circus Kelli, welcome and I lug you too. :-)

Ladybug,thanks. Hugs to you too.

Effie, isn't this blog-love thing great? I never expected it. I just thought this would be some fun. It's waaaay better than I ever expected.

Mr B, I love that. Your gnome is the coolest!

August95, thank you for coming over and commenting. Isn't it wonderful how people have come together through the blogs for each other, the way we touch each others' hearts and most of us have never even met? You are in my prayers.

Bucky, you don't need to write a post about love. The love already shows through your posts. I know you'd love me with or without rum cake, but don't worry, I still intend to keep making it. :-)

Blogaholic thank you for stopping by and for commenting. It is hard to believe the little community of really neat people that have come together.

Susie thank you for the beautiful song. Yes, it is the hallelujahs. Nature is the physical manifestation of God, Yahweh, Allah, Universal Creator (choose one or add your own). The greatest love there is. I, too, am tickled by the fun, crazy way we all interact and have come together. I wouldn't have believed it until I experienced it. And yes, you're trained to know crazy. :-) It is, but it's a great kind of crazy.

Mon Jun 06, 08:29:00 PM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

Susie, that is one of my all-time favorite songs. I've only heard the Kathy Troccoli version, and it gives me chills every. single. time. Thanks for the reminder.

Mon Jun 06, 11:28:00 PM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

Well, Squirl and Susie, I've spent the last almost-an-hour trying to post that dang song on my blog, and finally figured out the file's too big. So now I'm frustrated and ticked off, and a little sad. I really wanted to share that.

And I can't get that hour back, either. HRMPH.

Tue Jun 07, 12:23:00 AM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Audio blog it? It'll work if under 5 mins.

Tue Jun 07, 07:35:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Ladybug, did you see Kitty's response?

Tue Jun 07, 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

I definitely feel closest to God when I see something beautiful in nature.

It is great that you brought up the topic of blog love. The support I've received just astounds me. It really is something that people outside of the blog world seem to have difficulty understanding. I think it may be the best kept secret about blogging.

hugs to you

Tue Jun 07, 08:58:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

I did see Kitty's response, yes.

But I don't know nuthin' 'bout no stinkin' Audio blog.

Maybe some instructions?

Although, some of the stuff that works in Blogger doesn't work in Tripod.


Tue Jun 07, 10:19:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, I just love the way the bloggers support each other. Hugs to you, too.

Ladybug, that's right. Audioblog is a blogger thing. Dern!

Tue Jun 07, 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

Oh, I'll try! Busy day, but as soon as I can, I'll try to share it. I do love Kathy T's version, it was the first I heard. Chris Rice is the songwriter, and he's recorded it, too. Yea, audioblog!

Tue Jun 07, 11:17:00 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

You get an A+ on the assignment!
Much bloglove to you too.

Tue Jun 07, 12:04:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Update: I can't find my CD! I think I loaned it out. When I track it down, I'll give audioblogger a shot. It really is a beautiful song.

Tue Jun 07, 04:31:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Susie, looking forward to it!

Sierrabella, thank you. I'm not being facetious when I say I feel the love around blogland all the time.

Tue Jun 07, 06:16:00 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

The word LOVE fits in so many situations.
You handled the subject well.

Wed Jun 08, 01:17:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thank you, Jamie Dawn. It's a big word and encompasses a lot.

Wed Jun 08, 08:35:00 AM  
Blogger Spurious Plum said...

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Wed Jun 08, 10:59:00 AM  
Blogger Spurious Plum said...

Ah, blog l'amour! Sending it right back atcha.

Mushiness is GOOD!

Wed Jun 08, 10:59:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Plum, isn't it marvelous?

Wed Jun 08, 01:10:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Oh, alright, you guys wore me down..,

Man, I love you bloggers! Oops, sorry, didn't mean to leave hickeys...

Wed Jun 08, 01:30:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Always a little overzealous, eh Bucky? We love you, too, in spite of the hickeys. Or Emu Jizz.

Wed Jun 08, 02:23:00 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Dammit Bucky, I felt that!

Wed Jun 08, 03:10:00 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Sorry for the assinine comment folks - I just wanted to see Squirl's counter hit 30 :)

Wed Jun 08, 03:10:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Kitty!

Wed Jun 08, 03:42:00 PM  

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