Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Candlelight Becomes You

Click and hold to get the lights

Smack in the middle of this string of 4 birthdays in 3 days we find one of my very favorite people in or out of Blogaritaville, Sandy Carlson. I'm not sure what lap she's just completing today, but it's not like it matters. Sandy is ageless, timeless. But that's where "less" stops applying.

I didn't really "discover" Sandy's blog until early this year. I think I'd visited there a few times before then, but it wasn't a regular stop on my daily journey until early 2009. My loss. Because I was missing out. I was first drawn to her photography (naturally), but it wasn't long before I realized what a truly gifted writer she is. Her extraordinary look at ordinary life is impressive enough, but it's when she turns her hand to poetry that her writing is at its most visceral. And while it wasn't really necessary, two pieces from the series sealed the deal for me. Both and now occupy a spot in my Permanent Links. If you don't read anything else, you need to read those two. Then you'll understand.

So happy birthday Sandy. And may it bring exactly what you want.

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Ishtar said...

Lol! What a tribute! Did you make that cartoon yourself? That's awesome!

Happy birthday, Sandy!

Robin said...

Great card. Off to go wish Sandy a happy birthday right now.

magiceye said...

that was so nice and thoughtful!!

Daryl said...

WOW ... how super is this? VERY! Off to wish Ms Carlson a personal birthday greeting

Amias said...

You got your Mojo working on this one!

Yes, Sandy is a very unique human being, and her poetry delights my mind, and is oh so thought provoking and inspiring. Thank you for letting me know, as I wouldn't want to miss this!

moorebloglife said...

Another great Birthday bash Mojo Tonka is awesomely cool as always.
Sandy the Happiest of Birthdays to you!
Don't forget another of Sandy's blogs Strange Attractions, on this blog Sandy explores the artistic virtues of Graffiti and is a personal favorite of mine!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Very nice, I can see the attraction for her words and pictures.

How nice of you to wish a Happy Birthday from way over here!

- Margaret

SandyCarlson said...

Hey! Thanks for that. I am floored! And a little choked up....Tonka, hit the lights before anybody notices...

Wow. Again, thanks. (This is Birthday 43, so I'm gaining on you.)

Maggie said...

Beautiful Birthday Wishes for Sandy.

lisaschaos said...

Thanx for the tip - I didn't realize, I better pop back over. :)

Cloudia said...

Hauoli La Hanau, Sandy!
That's how we say "happy birthday" in Hawaii. I love your blog and YOU!

Great Party, Mojo-

Aloha, Friends!

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