Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Six words

Funny, I just listened to an interview on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” regarding six-word biographies (Mario Batali, the wildman/chef, wrote “Brought it to a boil, often”; Wow. Today I find a note from a new online-pal telling me I’ve done been tagged, as he put it. Apparently someone came up with the idea of doing six-word statements that describe our inner birder. Cool! I like that my friend felt just fine focusing on his interest in the natural world (which obviously includes birds) and, as a brand new birder I’d rather do the same.

My statement is: “I see, I feel, I wonder.”

I am remodeling my home…I do not have access to much of my stuff; so I cannot post some old pictures that I’d like to for this piece. Perhaps some of the fern and fungi I like to shoot…laying on my belly in the woods. Or maybe one of those really neat newts with the frilly gills that lived in my pond. Or the really huge rattle snake I saw that looked like it just swallowed a hare. I might include a seriously close-up shot of the crunchy-looking millipede on the mossy, old stump, or the awesome spider-web I found between two bushes or the sweet bumblebee with the red-butt, or the lichen on a rock, or the bats that lived on the porch. I am a geek…just not a well-educated one; I like flowers and bugs and snakes and clouds and ponds and birds. I like very many things. I feel very close to the natural world and will research about anything that catches my fancy.

Here are the rules (copied from the original blogger who started this):

1. Write your own six word memoir
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere
4. Tag five more blogs with links
5. And don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

And now I'll go tag these five fine folks: Sherrie, Lisa, Mike, Cindy and SeEtta

But, as person who never forwards chain-letters and who refuses to collect online profiles and call them 'friends'...I feel a bit odd doing this. I'll probably not do it again.

2 comments:

Cindy said...

i'm so sorry i missed this and your comment on my blog- great 6 words.. will add you to my sidebar to refind you again :)

Beverly said...

Why thank you! You may have noticed I'm linked to your blog...it's lovely!

Thanks too, for the mention of Bernd Heinrich; I'll look for his work.

Have a wonderful day.