My blogroll has put on a little weight recently and is happily groaning under the strain of itself like the happy Buddha. That said, I’d like to introduce three new additions to the happy family and encourage you to head over to the facund friends three and check ’em out!
Melana is a fabulous, evocative writer, poet and song writer. As if this wasn’t enough, Melana is also a Channel and shares her Spiritual journeys and wisdoms with incredible passion, empathy and insight. Her blog, The Path: A Journey Into the Light, focuses on the spiritual side of love and the experience of learning to love yourself. Melana is “a poster child for life lived the hard way”. Her words are like a salve to the injured soul. Melana channelled much of the information available on this blog and it’s all there, FOR FREE for anyone to bathe and heal and revel in. It’s a teaching system that teaches and fosters an understanding of the true reality of love. I encourage you to visit either of Melana’s two incredible blogs.
Our second articulate amigo is Paul Squires, author of GingaTao.
Paul has actually been on my blogroll for a while now (or as my husband just said; “Blogroll; it’s only an L away from a bogroll.” Yes, he thinks he’s hysterical. For my American friends, a bog here in Oz is a toilet… you can work the rest out for yourselves.) I digress, many apologies Paul, GingaTao has absolutely nothing to do with poo-paper and everything to do with a very unique writing style that drips with imagery. He is the Master of Metaphor. Check out his latest poem if you don’t believe me and then come back and tell me you didn’t say WOW and have to read it twice?
And finally I bring you our last silver-tongued word-smith, Pierz Newton-John, author of a brand spanking new blog called Cri de Coeur.
Paul is a Melbourne-based fiction writer who stole my heart when I read the lastest Sleepers Almanac. His short story, Eliot’s Awakening was THE stand-out story for me in the almanac. It was poignant and painful and funny, with pithy dialogue to make any playwright green with envy. Paul has actually just been awarded the Alan Marshall Short Story Award for 2008 and was the 2006 winner of the Boroondara Literary Award. Yes, people, he’s the real deal, and he’s shy (I think I talked him into starting a blog – of course I didn’t know he’d pick such an intellectual title that I’d have to look up the meaning, but boy, what a title it is! I was jealous all over again), so let’s all get over there and be as loud as we can, right?!
NB: I’m off to Canberra to celebrate my nephew’s first birthday tonight for a few days, so please chat nicely amongst yourselves…