Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Amazing Things

I am stunned and thrilled at all the response to my 100th Post. I've tried to contact everyone and feel I've made some new friends. A wonderful perk I didn't expect. Thank you.

Yesterday was our Phoenix Writers Club meeting. I haven't been there all summer because of travels and stuff and it was so nice to see all my friends and fellow writers.

Our speaker was Clay Thompson, a columnist for the Arizona Republic. He is witty and interesting. He said his reason for getting in to journalism was basically people. People are good or evil, dumb or smart, (and a few others I can't remember) but they are always interesting. He stressed that we should all pay attention to the miraculous little things that are always happening around us. He talked about how dogs don't sweat but they pant. If humans panted we'd pass out. How is it that all these little things in life are the way they are?

Wow. That got me to thinking...and again for being grateful for this blog because it has already opened my eyes to some amazing things. My mind is starting to think about this phenomena and I hope I can turn this awareness into something I can share with all of you. Maybe ATCs, maybe just posts, maybe photographs, hmm... maybe all of the above and more.

The main thing is I don't want this feeling to go away. I want to expand this awareness of all those little miracles.

Here are a few I've noticed in the past:
Little Trent who was three months early and is now one year old.
An area is southern Utah where they are finding new species on a regular basis. There are approximately 80 digs going on in the area.
Spider webs that cover this long row of bushes and manage to withstand rain and wind and the passing of little boys.

What little amazing things can you find today?