Saturday, June 23, 2007

in a land far, far away...


There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they grow up in peace.
~Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat, Secretary-General of the UN (1997-2007),
in 2001 Annan & the UN were recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize

today's post is a for a couple friends I've never met. through the magic of the blogosphere I have discovered people that if I met I'm sure we'd be friends. since I started this habit of blogging my understanding of 'acquaintance' has grown in surprising directions and the boundaries and meaning of community have really been pushed out! yes, I know it's a trite expression, but it is fitting - we do live in a 'global village.' each morning with my coffee I travel the world and 'visit friends' in far off countries. some of my 'friends' know of me and my visits, but more do not, I don't always take the time to post a comment. that is also part of the 'magic' of the blogosphere there are many layers of presence, revelation and connection. I love traveling about and learn what's going on in the lives of my global cyber-community, 'hear' the musings of my 'friends' and see and be inspired by their arts and passions.

colette amelia posted this quote a while back her blog, I too am taken by annan's wise words and wish to pass them along. the picture is of some dolls my dad brought home for me from one of his trips to asia when I was a wee one. earlier this month florence posted a picture of a similar doll on her delightful blog I sent florence a comment that I had dolls like the one she found, but they were long 'lost.' florence found her dolls in a little antique shop in "Maleny... a lovely little town set among green rolling hills only an hour and half away from Brisbane city." last night I found my dolls in a box tucked away in the corner of our attic store room. in the process of looking for one thing, I found another. which is somewhat like what happens when I enter cyberspace....

picture: rosie checking out her new friends.

6 comments:

Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais

Verilion said...

I like the quote bit unfortunately can't see the photo. Nice analogy too.
BTW I think Rodrigo is a wee portuguese Spammer who is trying to get you to buy t-shirts.

Julien said...

cyberspace allows me to send you real thoughts from Paris ;)

kimy said...

j mon cher-real and virtual thoughts always to you
v- thanks for the head's up.
r- shame on you! shameless!

Verilion said...

Oooh now I can see the photo and I have to say that the most gorgeous thing in it is that beautiful black thing on the right. Ahhh!

Florence said...

Your dolls were indeed worth digging out. They are beautiful. It is lovely how we are all somehow related through our experience via the blog.

I do appreciate your visits :)

xx