I’m delighted to be hosting #BlogFlash2012 – 30 Days, 30 Prompts 30 Posts.
If you’d like to jump on board, it’s not too late! Just check out the #BlogFlash2012 prompts.
Don’t forget to leave your “Day Twenty Six” post link in the comments below so I can stop by!
#BlogFlash2012: Day Twenty Six- Seeing
“It is dire poverty indeed when a man is so malnourished and fatigued that he won’t stoop to pick up a penny. But if you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted in pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days. It is that simple. What you see is what you get.”
– Annie Dillard, “Seeing,” From Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Annie Dillard‘s gorgeous essay “Seeing” is among my favorites, linguistically, structurally, and aesthetically. Enjoy!
Word count: 95
I really love the sentiment l feel in that poem.
For this prompt I had two ideas. The first was to switch up "Seeing is Believing" to "Believing is Seeing." the other was to write about "seeing" as perception and understanding vs. looking at.
Great post Terri, thanks for sharing.
I love this piece, Terri. Thank you so much for sharing.
Here is my post for today's prompt: http://wp.me/p1UhOl-b3
Beautiful! I haven't read Dillard, but am now adding her to my To Be Read list! Thank you! :)
Here is my link for the day: http://www.sweetbananaink.com/2012/08/26/blog-fla…
I love Annie Dillard's work! I am sad to see August and BlogFlash come to a close. Is there anything on the horizon?
Thanks for sharing Ms. Dillard's piece Terri.
Mine's a bit late but here it is:
That's very thought proving. Thank you for sharing. xx
her's my offering on day 26. Can't believe we're nearing the end of the journey. x
Great post!! Thanks for sharing. http://candylittle.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/promp…
Hmm, food for thought. Here is mine. http://jemcogdell.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-cleari…
Beautiful Post Terri, Annie Dillard is a wonder.
I apologize for the lateness of my post…I'm sure once you read it you will understand :)
That's a wonderful quote, Terri.
Here's my piece for today:
My to-read list keeps growing! Damnit, I'll never finish it.
Here's my new entry, I hope you enjoy it :)
I think that and it fills me with panic, but I think I'd be more panicked if I ever reached my last book to read! Thank you for the link, Afsaneh!
That is a wonderful piece!
I've been getting my posts done so late these days – kiddos are running me non-stop lately :-)
Thank you so much for the link, Angela!
This one is dedicated to my dear friend Patsy for helping me see things in a different light.
Thank you so much, Joy! What an inspiring tale!
Running late again.
Why do I have less time on the weekends then on days that I work?
Still need people for the Fantasy Football league.
We're actually running a Long family football league this year. I have no idea how I'll do but I'm sure it will be great fun!
[…] #BlogFlash2012: Day Twenty Six – Seeing […]
[…] #BlogFlash2012: Day Twenty Six- Seeing […]
I like the quote you posted today!
Here's my day 27: http://christinakrieger.com/2012/08/27/blogflash-…
Thank you so much, Christina! Your post for today has left me stunned. I hope they find a way forward!
I like the quote you posted today!
Here's my day 26: http://christinakrieger.com/2012/08/27/blogflash-…
That sounds very interesting, Heidi! Thank you so much for sharing it!
Thank you so much, Elaine!
Thank you, Carlie! I loved your piece today – very chilling!
Thank you so much, Ruth – I really hope you enjoy her work as much as I have!
I'm sad too, Julie! We're working on a #BlogFlash2013 at the moment. There should be updates on the Facebook page. There's also a newsletter option.
You're more than welcome, Donna! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!
Thank you so much, Lisa!
I know, Lizzie! I'm so glad there will be future #BlogFlash events – it will be wonderful to do this again!
You're welcome, Candy! Thank you for the link!
Thank you so much, Jean!
I hope you had a wonderful time, Melina!
Thank you so much!