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The Moonlight Blogger Award.

June 27, 2012

This morning I received the very nice surprise of being nominated for:

 Virginia at Poeta Officium tipped me the nom, and I boosted the image from her blog too.

There are rules (aren’t there always?) for accepting, fortunately they are easy to follow.

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Tell your readers about your favorite book or film.
  3. Pick a number between 1 and 7, nominate that number of blogs for the award.

Right-o! Here we go.

Virginia, thank you very much. It is encouraging to receive such an act of kindness. Thanks!

Favorite book or film. Eeeeeee… <- squealing, not unlike a young girl spotting a young Canadian pop star…

Today I pick a film: Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. Miyazaki is such a master storyteller, fusing fantasy, myth and regular people in such a fashion that each viewing of one of his movies leaves me indescribably recharged and elated. His characters are studies in how to write a perfect being for the story and the layers of his plots I would liken to the delicate layers of Baklava. In Spirited Away the heroine, Chihiro and her family are moving. Her dad takes a wrong turn and they wind up at an abandoned amusement park. When they cross a dry river bed they enter a world populated by Spirits (benevolent and malevolent.) The movie is at its core about finding yourself and accepting change, and doing what is right. It is also about being good and kind. It makes me weepy just reflecting on it. If you have a family, there are much worse ways to spend movie time together than to watch anything written/directed by Mr. Miyazaki. Personal faves are: Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, Howl’s Moving Castle, Naussica, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro. (terrifying confession: I have both a Cat Bus and Totoro on my night stand.)

Well, *ahem* enough of that. Here are my Nominations for the Moonlight Blogger Award:




As you can see, I picked the number Three!  A final Thanks! to Virginia, and See you all tomorrow for a regular Thursday post.

Thanks for reading!



From → General

  1. This is such an honor! Thank you so much and congratulations to you! I have not seen that movie and will have to check it out! It sounds wonderful!

    • The majority of his work is family oriented (though watch the ratings if you have younger kids, Princess Mononoke is PG-13 for good reason.)

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