Share The Love Sunday sort of disappeared on the blog for a while. I am not sure why. I think I ran out of time for a week or two and that was all it took to get me out of the habit. That, and I have been attempting to write a weekly newsletter (but seem to be failing in every way possible). I am probably the worst newsletter writer in the history of blogging. Anyway, today, Share The Love Sunday, has been resuscitated. I read too many incredible posts this past week. I have to share them with you. I have to!
Marianne from We Band Of Mothers Wrote Where We Run for Chicago Parent and it will make you cry. Get the tissues ready. She writes about how the Boston Marathon bombing affected her and how she felt compelled to initiate stage one of her family’s disaster plan.
Alex from Late Enough wrote Being Different Is Not Cute And Fun But Be Yourself Anyway and it might make you cry…if you can relate to feeling different. Not in the cute, isn’t it fun to be different way, but in the real, I don’t fit in here (or maybe anywhere) kind of way. I feel like that often, so this post really touched me. I think too, that, for whatever reason, Late Enough is a place where I do fit in. It’s nice to know I am not alone…even in my feeling different.
Lucy from My Life As Lucille wrote about depression in such an honest and open way that it moved me. Anyone who has battled feeling bad will relate to this post. If you are feeling like this right now, maybe it will make you feel less alone too: What Are You Struggling With Today? I’ll Go First.
In Fragile Silvana Mondo shares a video of an art installation made to bring attention to the issue of climate change. The ice sculptures made in human form melt, fall, and somehow represent the fragile nature of life. I would like to see more video footage!
Occasionally, I will discover an artist on the Internet purely by accident that completely blows me away. I found Karen Walker a few days ago and her ink paintings actually made me cry. They are so incredibly beautiful. They glow like stained glass. She has a blog, Karen Walker Inks, that I encourage you to visit. I find her work to be so inspiring. I hope you do too.
After all of that crying and stuff, I am going to end with something goofy and funny. This unicorn loving duo Pat and Christian are really funny. If you don’t read their blog Point Counter-Point Point Point, you are really missing out. I had a good chuckle at this one: Blogging Is SO 2011. If you like Trivia, humor, and a bit of ridiculous-ness (who doesn’t?!) make sure you check out their Win A Free Compliment game on Facebook too.
P.S. Do you hear that? I think Share The Love Sunday has a pulse. Just remember, it isn’t over until the fat lady sings. I have no idea what that means, but I just keep saying it anyway. I mean, who doesn’t like singing ladies, right? Did I ever mention I wanted to be an Opera singer when I was a kid? Too bad I can’t really sing…sigh.
I’m off to paint.