Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Wet blanket

I was having trouble thinking of what to post today! Tammy was good enought to tag me. Visit her blog if you want a dose of optimism and gratitude.

The meme:
Three things I would like for Christmas.
Three things I wouldn't like for Christmas.

Preface on a Soapbox:
Here is a wonderful book that I have read perhaps four times. I cite it because it explains my feelings about gifts at Christmas. I'll sum up the book in one quote, coined by Barry Commoner in the 70s. "Less is more." This book is very dear to me, and I recommend it to all, especially at this frenetic time of year. So without judging anyone else, I try to follow Bo Lozoff and the Dalai Lama. I try to keep things simple.

Here's what I would want for Christmas if I celebrated it.... (click each image for a close-up)

Oooof! This pontificating is giving me a headache. I think I'll skip the second part about what I don't want. Anyway, thanks Tammy. I really had fun doing this.

P.S. Read about Bo Lozoff and The Human Kindness Project here .


Blogger melba said...

I hadn't heard of that book before. I clicked on your links and read about BO. Can you tell me more about the book? Why did you like it so? Is it a slow read? I have such little time for reading, but I do read when I get the chance. I rarely watch television now. I do think I will have more time to read.... in February? Which seems long, but this December has flown by and I know January will too.
That is why I am still up at 3:52 AM! I got home from work 20 minutes ago, but I don't want to go to bed, I want more of life...I want to squeeze every moment out of this opportunity to live here and now!
I am in a very high energy mood and I think reading your blog before gpoing to bed will give me delightful dreams!
Have a Happy Wednesday!!!
(have you watched/red Pooh, winnie the pooh? I love watching pooh with e and m. Pooh says in one of the movies Happy Wednesday (but I think he is saying happy windsday) and I can hear his voice and see his tummy as I am writing to you!)

3:58 AM  
Blogger delu said...

hi, potato

thanks for passing by my blog :-)

I want that magic carpet too but i guess it must be really expensive.

Happy new year !



10:36 AM  
Blogger dmmgmfm said...

Your drawings are wonderful, I'm so glad you share them with us.

The three things I want for Christmas are:

1. My son to come home (he is flying in on Friday).
2. A pain-free day with my mom (not going to happen, she died 5 years ago of cancer, but I did have a wonderful dream about her last night).
3. My dad to continue improving (it's possible).

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to think about what is most important to me this Christmas. It's certainly not about the gifts, in my opinion, it's about the magic of family and being together.

Holiday hugs,

12:50 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Simple is the best! We all made our gifts this year but I'd love that carpet for my hubby's 4hr commute ;) You're a good sport!

1:49 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

OK, we all want a magic carpet!
Good choices, great pics.

1:51 PM  
Blogger miss*R said...

that book sounds great - will check it out for sure! I would love a magick carpet too but mine would take me back in time - really back in time - to past lives :)

3:00 PM  
Blogger Suzy said...

Thanks for the book recommendation. I just reserved it at the lbrary, and winter break is coming up in 2 days, so maybe I'll have time to read it.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

What a beautiful and inspiring post. I love the picture of you and your family around the fire. I feel like I could be there. I'd like to send you a shooting star for Christmas!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Thailand Gal said...

Great book recommendation! Thank you :)



12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I fell upon your website...I'll be back. You seem like a special gal. Are those all your own drawings??

Nice to meetcha!


8:27 PM  
Blogger Lisa(oceandreamer) said...

I have bookmarked that site and will take a closer look. I couldn't agree more about keeping things simple...it is in the simple things, a simple deed that often times carry with them the largest impact.

1:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your work is so wonderful. Thank you Caroline. I'm off work for three days now and can sit at my desk and do my own work, amazing. My son is flying in to Madison tomorrow night. I can hear Scout breathing in her sleep when I pass her door. Your magic helps me focus on these things that bring deep joy. Thank you, friend. I have something for you too. It goes in the mail today -- finally!


8:23 AM  
Anonymous Sofia said...

Here's a cup of glögg and some gingersnaps for you, let's share it as we ring in Christmas Eve...

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my blog, they make me smile. I hope you will post on your blog soon again, I miss your lovely posts.

For now, I wish you a Very Merry Christmas!

6:10 PM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Thank you for coming by my blog and leading me here. Your drawings are delightful, and your thoughts that goe with them lead us to new places, like a magic carpet ride! Thank you for sharing your links to the books and human kindness project!
Merry Christmas!

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