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Photo and Protea arrangement I put together

Magical flowers home grown in Hawaiian prehistoric roots, come in clusters.  
Out of this world, Star War flowers with tiny spikes that pierce your heart and take your breath away. 
Awestruck, mesmerizing…… 
Pink ice and red pincushion protea, giver of life with radio active antennas, infuses our cells multiplying and restoring eternal life.
Let the beauty recharge your soul where pain once seeped through your skin and fill the crevices with the sweetness of honey where sorrow once lived, oozing through your pours pulsating radiant light. 
This golden nectar merging with pink and red turns from ice to orange where creativity, emotional balance harmony, freedom, sexuality, intuition and passion are born.

Copyright © Cindy Georgakas
All Rights Reserved 

This poem is dedicated to 2 of our blogging friends in our community Lisa at Micro of The Macro and EC from choices in errorEach bring us their essence to the page in their writing.  Both of them unique and yet different from the other in the same way that each of us are, in sharing our posts, pictures, stories, poem etc.  

Both kindly nominated me for an award at the beginning of the year and I thanked both of them profusely but had to say thanks but no thanks.  I am always honored but due to lack of time and purpose I don’t have the bandwidth.  Besides last year I got buried  in putting them off and I couldn’t get to them.  I’m truly sorry about that which is why I’m pretty much an award free post. So please know as much as I would love to accept awards and am deeply touched, don’t take it personally when I most likely say “thanks but no thanks”. But as you can see, I never forget the kind gesture and I am truly humbled. It is a wonderful acknowledgement of bloggers and growing your followers for those of you interested, and please accept one or both awards if you are called to do so.

The poem I wrote above reminded reminded me of both of them in different ways.

Lisa nominated me for The Outstanding Blogger Award recently and is an amazing blogger and kindred spirit who brings her incredible photography of nature front and center that explores themes that can help balance the Micro with the Macro and reconnect us with Nature and each other . You’ll see data from new health studies, nature photos, travel essays, vegan recipes, philosophy, poetry, quotes and other reverent musings. Lisa and I share similiar metaphysical backgrounds and love of nature and are meeting at Starbucks for coffee in Arizona or California soon. Enjoy her site.

This is the beautiful quote that greets you when you go to her about page:

Man did not weave the web of life – he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. -Chief Seattle, 1854 Treaty Oration

Here are my answers to 5 of Lisa’s Questions:

  1. Do you have a pet?  If so, what was the last funny thing he/she did
    2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 grandcats and 3 coyotes recently. Funniest? Everyday is new entertainment.
  2. What music are you listening to right now?
    Whatever you fellow bloggers upload from YouTube and my friends special musicians we hear on Sunday night which is an awesome treat. They have been hiring musicans from all over the world to support them durning the pandemic. They are so grateful to have work and we are the lucky recipients.
  3. What book(s) are you currently reading?
    Let’s just say I have a stack of books sittng on my table, most likely one of yours that beackons me. But when I’m done working, writing and reading my follower’s blogs, I seriously open and close them. They do adorn my shelves and charm my home, making me look and feel smart and dumb all at once, when I think of how much you all read.
  4. What was the last meal you prepared at home?
    I cook every night and it’s too boring to mention…. chicken again. 🤣 If I can get 3 meals out of leftovers, I’m a happy camper. The more appropriate question would be, when is a time you remember NOT eating at home. Actually, I did get some wonderful take out lately.
  5. What travel destination does the pandemic have you longing for?
    Anywhere but here…nay, because we all know, wherever you go there you are. I actually love my life at home but a break from all the animals would be awesome. Hawaii is a favorite. I love the aloha spirit and beauty of the tropical breeze, sand and surf in Hawaii.  The fragrance of the plumerias, gardenias and tuba rose are permeated in the air and the rich colors and phallic shape of the protea, anthurium, Heliconia, bird of paradise.  It’s been a long time since we have visited but every time we do, I send flowers from the island to greet us upon our arrival home to welcome us to transition back into our everyday life. Sedona, Palm Desert, Calif, Thailand are also places I’d like to revisit but honestly I’m not itching to go anywhere that requires any effort, people or packing anytime soon. I am escaping this weekend though for 2 nights which is about my speed right now.

EC is as beautiful as her picture depicts and writes in poetic metaphores that are edgy and instead of oozing honey (well sometime’s they do) drips blood of emotions tucked inside the hem of her skirt or skin of her lover leaving you spellbound. She is a gifted poet with a great sense of humor and we have fun on the page together in suportive commentary. She nomintated me for the Outstanding Blogger award.

Her home page says it best when she says “I write to lift my spirits, share my innermost vulnerabilities and make an effort at communicating a complexity that might just be futile at best. Ah well, this girl will always be this girl. Until she’s not”.

I looked for EC’s post for 2 hours and went through 200 comments and her site to try to find the award she nominated me for. It was like trying to find a needle in a hay stack and I got pricked a few times. I had to dig deep through bones and blood and got a few gashes, eyes weary and flesh weak; (I can’t do justice to her writing, but trying). 🤣 You have to read for yourself. I was giving up and then low and behold I got a serindipitous comment from her about something else. By then I thought I may have dreampt it but she sent it back immediately, thankfully. I was so grateful I wasn’t having an early onset of dementia.

My Questions from EC:

What three things do you think of the most each day? 
Serving my highest good to everyone I am in contact with, moving and writing.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 
Soaking in my new tub while I write and have meetings; coming sooner than later. Exploring the world, moving, writing, seeing clients and singing and playing music. Honestly, not much different than I live right now.

If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be and why? 
A unicorn: Making magic, flying and being free.

What is your biggest fear? 
That I am powerful beyond measure.

Is your glass half full or half empty? 
It will depend on when that tub comes but Half full is how I see life! I am so blessed and grateful.
Other than that, it depends oh what’s served and who’s pouring.

What is your proudest accomplishment? 
Living in the unknown and rolling with the punches with 4 amazing, beautiful independent children, an amazing husband, animals, supportive family and friends.

Thank you both for these lovely awards and please do take time to visit them if you haven’t already.

My winners are any of you who want to participate in one or both awards. I marvel at how many of you are such amazing writers and I could never do justice to picking. Never let winning an award determine who you are as a writer. We each have our gifts that are to be honored.

Thanks so much for visiting and your today please remember to like (if you do of course), comment and or share.

Have a blessed day,

💖

Cindy

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Joshua Yemi Omoifo
5 months ago

Congratulations…💞 I’m looking forward to the day I will get nominated

Joshua Yemi Omoifo
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

How do I go about it

Joshua Yemi Omoifo
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Thank you Mrs Cindy

erroneouschoices
5 months ago

I’m jealous of your unicorn answer. 🤔 oh well, next time! 😜

Thank you dear.y for such kindness to me. I appreciate you and your presence so much.

erroneouschoices
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

It always interesting to read answers from people you like, thank you for sharing 🙂

rebecca s revels
5 months ago

A unicorn and powerful beyond measure. Two of my favorite responses. That and how entertaining our pets can be.

notestowomen
5 months ago

Congratulations, Cindy 🙂

notestowomen
5 months ago

You’re welcome. And yes, I did. I also liked your flower arrangement. Lovely!

notestowomen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

🙂

salsaworldtraveler
5 months ago

Congratulations on this well-deserved award.

asthaisha
5 months ago

Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉❣️❣️❤️❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗

akshita1776
5 months ago

Congratulations!!
Your intro poem us stunning!

akshita1776
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

My pleasure 😃

Ingrid
5 months ago

This was a lovely post full of gratitude Cindy. You always think of others and make an effort to promote their work. I am going to check out both of these blogs now as you’ve fired my interest! Have a lovely weekend and I hope you take a proper break for yourself 🥰❤️😊

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

You need to give yourself a break sometimes – no one will mind if you miss a post here and there, especially me who does two a day (speaking of taking a break 😅) ❤️

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Hahahaha you enjoy it! I have all my weekend posts scheduled already so I should be able to take a break, right? 😅😂😅❤️

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Ingrid visited my blog thanks to you, Cindy! You’re a peach! 🌞

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

LOL! 🌞

ashok
5 months ago

Beautiful flowers and beautiful Cindy and awesome awards!

I shall drink the half glass of red or rose wine and ask for a refill !! May your cup always runneth full my friend!!

Love and hugs

ashok
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

💖🤗

Samreen Asad
5 months ago

Congratulations Cindy💐❤️ Loved all your answers, full of love, life, empathy and gratitude. You ARE a unicorn😀😍💖 Love and hugs always🤗🤗🤗🤗❤️❤️❤️❤️

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Always my great pleasure dear🤗🥰😍💕✨ ❤️❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗🤗

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

🤗🥰💖❤️✨

kinge
5 months ago

It’s a really nice gesture. I’m sure Lisa, especially will enjoy the poem and love the flowers picture. Hawaii really sounds like the perfect destination.

kinge
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Yes they will🙂. Welcome Cindy 🌷

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  kinge
5 months ago

You’re right, Kinge, thank you! 🌞

kinge
Reply to  Lisa at Micro of the Macro
5 months ago

😊 welcome

Olivia Ava
5 months ago

Congratulations😊. The poem was stunning❤️

A Star on the Forehead
5 months ago

I love your answers! Blessings to you today! ♥♥

Curt Mekemson
5 months ago

Congratulations on being outstanding, Cindy. 🙂 Enjoyed your answers. I could use a little Hawaii now. And Sedona is always welcome! Actually Peggy and I are heading for Pt. Reyes tomorrow, going off the grid for my birthday week. It’s always been a favorite of mine. And that goes back to the 70s. 🙂 –Curt

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Beautiful areas, for sure. Peggy and I were talking about getting back to the Carmel area the other day. Thank you on the birthday. 🙂 Enjoy your escape! –Curt

Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections
5 months ago

Beautiful opening segment …. and thanks for sharing a bit of yourself.

Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

🙂

PoojaG
5 months ago

Congratulations on all the awards!! Loved the Star Wars reference in the poem 😉

short-prose-fiction
5 months ago

Congratulations Cindy. Beautiful post.
xoxoxo

short-prose-fiction
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Alway my pleasure. Have a beautiful evening 🙏🌹❤️

short-prose-fiction
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

rothpoetry
5 months ago

Very nice post Cindy! You deserve the accolades. The picture is beautiful and the poem as well. I am with you on awards. They are wonderful to get, but extremely time consuming to do.

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

you are welcome!

M Jay Dixit
5 months ago

The poem is wonderful. I admired the photo and was lost (in a very good way!) in the colors after reading it. Well deserved awards, dear Cindy. Got to know a bit more about you, I loved your answers, “Living in the unknown and rolling with the punches” isn’t that we all aspire to do! You ARE outstanding!
Take care and have a great day 🤗💖🤗💖
ps: I’ve given both the bloggers a follow and.. 2 hours searching for a post! That’s really intense searching haha it must’ve felt like the greatest “award” ever once you finally found it LOL!

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

M Jay followed my blog thanks to you, Cindy! 🌞🥰🌻

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

You are so funny! I thought you were supposed to be away and blog-free this weekend!?? 🌞

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  M Jay Dixit
5 months ago

Thank you for visiting and following, MJD! 🌞

Jeff Flesch
5 months ago

A gorgeous poem, Cindy; and, heartfelt and meaningful sharing. Thank you! What a lovely tribute to those two wonderful bloggers, both of which I follow. You are inspiring, my friend. Oh! And, those flowers, WOW. Beautiful. ❤️😊💕🤗❤️

Jeff Flesch
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Welcome, Cindy! My pleasure, always. Oh, yes, those flowers are stunning. 🌺 😊💕

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Jeff Flesch
5 months ago

Thanks for your kind words, Jeff! 🌞

Jonathan Caswell
5 months ago

Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
OUTSTANDING RESPONSES TO YOOUR ADMIRING PUBLIC!

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

You’re welcome!

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Jonathan Caswell
5 months ago

Thank you, Jonathan! 🌞

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Lisa at Micro of the Macro
5 months ago

Most welcome you are, there, Lisa!

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

I HOPE YOU WERE JUST AS THRILLED WITH HER! “D

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

GOOD GIRL!

rosidabegum
5 months ago

Congratulations 💕💕wonderful poem and powerful answers. You are awesome 🥰😍💝💝

rosidabegum
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

It’s my pleasure. I always enjoy your work😇💃

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
5 months ago

Wow, what a sweet surprise! Your flower arrangement & poem are just gorgeous, Cindy. And I enjoyed the answers you shared to EC’s questions and mine. You are such a lovely, generous blogger; it’s no wonder that you recently hit 1000 followers and yet here you are a very short time later with over 1300! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I so look forward to meeting for that coffee! 🥰🌞🌸

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Mmmmmmmmwah! 🌞

Markus + Micah
5 months ago

The flowers are gorgeous, and congratulations for the nominations. I am sure it is fine to get to them when one can. It happens eventually. Haha!

Offshorewriter
5 months ago

How did I miss reading this post? I appreciate your patience for spending 2 hours and reading 200 comments just to find for what award you are nominated for!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Ignore my smiley, I cannot do this!!! This shows you are a sweetheart. 😍 Loved reading your answers Cindy. Xoxo 😍🤗

Kumar Harsh
4 months ago

Wow loved reading your answers Cindy. 😍

Lokesh Sastya
4 months ago

🎈🎈Congratulations Cindy🥳🎉🎉

Laleh Chini
4 months ago

So amazingly beautiful.❤️

Laleh Chini
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Always pleasure dear.😘

Laleh Chini
4 months ago

Congratulations.😘😘❤️❤️

Laleh Chini
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

My pleasure sweetheart.🌺💕

Halbarbera
4 months ago

Congratulation on your blogging award nomination…

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