"Hold On To Your Children and Your Cat"

Rima's Snowday, circa 1969?

That's what the weatherman told me today on the radio - and boy, was that ever good advice! Boreas (wind dude with serious anger issues) has been huffing and puffing and blowing real hard all day. Kind of reminding Ontarians that this is still Canada, eh?

Well, anyway... NO, I have not been abducted by aliens or joined an internet-free commune. I've just had a bunch of hard-pressing issues to deal with, and could not juggle things fast enough to get back to blogging. Apologies all around for not following up quickly on the Glass Apple challenge. That's why I put a picture of me on a snowday somewhere in Lebanon about 40 years ago, 'cause who can stay mad at such a cutie pie, huh? huh?

Special groveling also to some newcomers to our Digital Re-Imaginings* - like the very wonderful bmtyson of Creative Cogitations, a really good graphic artist/collagist who just started blogging. Go take a peek and stay for a visit - he doesn't have a lot of entries yet, so you can catch up on his musings in one sitting. I love his style and look forward to seeing more of his work.

Another cogitative newcomer is an apothecarian of thought, an old friend of our dear Hala** who has sent me a funny and kind-of-sardonic entry. He's also just started blogging, and thinks aloud about the meaning of life, bikini veils and undo buttons. Not in that order, necessarily.

Magic Apple, Digital - © R. Koleilat, 2008

Soooo... what now? Well, all I can do at this point is to promise not to disappear without a word again - and to make up for my rudeness, I will definitely accept any new Apple entries (if you're still interested, Irene!). Not good enough, you say? Well... I would have offered that you pick my punishment, but like the man said - I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid (all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding)!

Oh, did I mention how lovely all the entries were? You guys never cease to amaze... Thanks for putting up with my unevenness. I'll give proper credit and link-backs on the "wall" at Maraya. ASAP.

PS: Thanks, Bobbie and Debi - you were the only ones who got it right!
* I'll come up with a proper title for this series one of these days. In fact, I think I'll put up a poll to see which would be everyone's favourite.
** Another friend of Hala wrote a rant/poem I liked here


bmtyson said...

Thanks so much for your kind words! I do not have children yet nor do I own a cat, however if I did I would certainly hold on to them!

No worries about your delays getting back to me. We all get behind the eight ball from time to time. Take care.

Andi said...

I love the phrase "Hold on to your children and your cat." Now I'm determined to find a situation where I can use it!

You're adorable in the picture, by the way!

Fawzan Barrage said...

Well it certainly is great to see you posting again my dear! I missed your posts lately. I have been catching up on photoshop a lot lately so I hope to use my new-found-skills in future challenges that you throw our way.

I love that shot of you also. I want to hug that little girl and not let her go!

Your 8 ball

Bobbie said...

Yeah, yeah, right. We know how you are. hehe. Seriously, glad you are back and hope all is going your way in your world. That smile in your picture would turn any heart into butter.

mazen khaled said...

welcome back rima, looking forward to your make-up posts :)

Frances said...

OOh Rima - it seems very very strange to say this, but you still look the same - maybe it's the smile and the eyes?
Or maybe just you still wear the same hat? LOL
And you can still charm everyone just the same!

John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

Rima, thanks for the inspiration _ I figured out how to add email subscription.

dianeclancy said...

Dear Rima,

So glad you are here ... and ok enough to post!! Of course we missed you! But understand.

This is another wonderful apple.

Lots of hugs to the little girl ... and big one too!!

Hi Lisa,

Beautiful photos!! I am so glad for your that your rituals are working well for you and that they feel alive and fresh!

~ Diane Clancy