I have been nominated for THE MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD by one of my favourite bloggers, wonderful Kristian, the creator of Tales from the mind of Kristian, as you can see from his post below:
What is the Mystery Blogger Award?
“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion. – Okoto Enigma
- Put the award logo/image on your blog.
- List the rules.
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog – THANK YOU KRISTIAN! I STARTED WORKING ON IT STRAIGHT AWAY, BUT SOMEBODY HAS BEEN CLAIMING MY FREE TIME AND WHISKING ME OFF INTO THE COUNTRYSIDE
- Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
- Answer the questions from the blogger that nominated you
- Nominate 10-20 other bloggers.
- Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question.
- Share a link to your best posts.
Three Things About Me
I have recently written a long fictional project that has given me the opportunity to weave a lot of personal situations in my life and portray them through the lives of my fictional characters, my main protagonist was Annabelle Riley. Although it probably isn’t particularly worthy of anyone else’s attention, I have found the writing the story tremendously satisfying and rewarding.
Whenever I am distressed by what is going on in the world, I close my eyes and call to mind a vision that has comforted me since I was a child. That sounds a bit weird doesn’t it. I am not suggesting I was miraculously given a vision. It’s just something that I envision based on what I have read since I was five years old. It’s hard to describe in detail what I see and the feelings it stirs.
The only way I can describe it is universal peace. But it has at the center someone who loves us so dearly – our Creator. Around him trillions and trillions orbit. And there is peace. The feeling of peace is overwhelming. It is tremendously comforting. After I was raped and attacked…I used to have to call that vision to mind frequently. It was immensely powerful and calming. It sums up the hope I have, not just for me, but for everything living. I long for the entire universe to be a peace and to feel loved. It’s not something I want for myself alone, I want everyone to feel that sense of security and to know that there is nothing and nobody sinister who is going to disturb that peace. I’m a funny old thing aren’t I! But if you were to read my heart and peer into my dreams…that is what you find.
Something amazing has happened to me recently. Somebody who I thought hated me, because of a situation that has caused me tremendous anguish for years, made contact with me. Since then, he and I have been spending a lot of time together. My heart has been doing somersaults. Anyone who has experienced that kind of rift with somebody they loved must be able to relate to how much you long for relief, for peace to be restored. It does feel like a miracle has occurred.
One Of My Best Posts
I have been looking back at some of the posts I have written in the past. ALthough dire to read, some of them were very important to me. I know that some who read them found it hard to understand. But I was trying to explain how I truly felt. But now I am so glad that I put my feelings down on record. I have written a lot down over the past six or seven years, ever since we met. It helps to reassure him. He had no idea what I was thinking and feeling.
Questions From Kristian
Where do you think all the things that are lost go to?
I don’t actually have all that much. What I do lose is the occasional sock, umbrellas (I leave them all over London when travelling around) and phone numbers that people give me on a scrap of paper.
Well, funny enough I found a lot of the things I lost recently. I have been driving myself crazy looking for shoes and books and kitchen equipment ever since I came back from Australia. Well I found a box with a lot of those things in them. I packed a lot of my personal items away when I was going to Australia because there was a holiday maker here in my flat while I was away. When I came back I unpacked most of my personal items, but somehow I missed a box. Phew!
If we go forward in time far enough would we end up back at the beginning?
I expect not.
We have been able to chart the passing of time with the movements of earth in relation to the sun and moon and stars.
We are so young. Our concept of time is so basic. And we are often conscious of having a limited amount of time to accomplish what we think we need to.
I wonder if the way we measure time will change when we start to feel forever stretching out before us.
What is the greatest mystery that you would like to know the answer to?
I love geology, but it is a field where you read a lot of contradictory information. I feel safer with physics and maths, so long as it is not overly theoretical. In the field of geology, like a lot of history, different researchers look at evidence and give their interpretation of it. It would be wonderful to know accurately what happened.
I remember doing a tour of caves in Gibraltar. The tour guide explained that geologists feel that the rock has been turned upside down. They explained that some force ripped up the rock and upended it. They theorise that this would have allowed waters from the Atlantic to pour into the Mediterranean basin. The guide said they think it would have been one of the most spectacular waterfalls to have occured on Planet Earth.
Do you think we’ll ever find intelligent life in space?
Would you like the short answer or the long one???
I do believe that there are plenty of intelligent creatures who are not like us. We are made of matter. There are intelligent creatures who are not made of matter. Why do I say that? Well, our Creator was able to take vast amounts of energy and convert it into matter. He himself is unlikely to be made of matter if he has this kind of control over it.
Before our Creator formed the material universe, He made other creatures like Him, also not made of matter. They were present when He made the earth. They were present when He prepared it for habitation and introduced millions of creatures. They were present when He created the first two intelligent creatures made of matter.
It seems unlikely that He created intelligent creatures made of matter on other planets. Why do I say that? Well, if there were other intelligent creatures made of matter, then I suspect the way our Creator dealt with the issues caused by Adam and Eve’s rebellion may have been different. But our Creator did not want to give up on His purpose. The history of mankind will provide a judicial precedent for any other intelligent creatures – our history on earth may well provide a testimony for the rest of intelligent creation throughout the material universe.
Do you think we’ll find it on earth?
“Intelligent life”? Is this a joke question? Or I am detecting a hint of cynicism?
The capacity we have as humans is remarkable.
For years man’s brain has been likened to a computer, yet recent discoveries show that the comparison falls far short. “How does one begin to comprehend the functioning of an organ with somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 billion neurons with a million billion synapses (connections), and with an overall firing rate of perhaps 10 million billion times per second?” asked Dr. Richard M. Restak. His answer? “The performance of even the most advanced of the neural-network computers . . . has about one ten-thousandth the mental capacity of a housefly.” Consider, then, how much a computer fails to measure up to a human brain, which is so remarkably superior.
The Encyclopædia Britannica states that man’s brain “is endowed with considerably more potential than is realizable in the course of one person’s lifetime.” It also has been stated that the human brain could take any load of learning and memory put on it now, and a billion times that! We use a tiny tiny fraction of our brain’s potential in a normal human lifetime.
But there is another remarkable capacity that all intelligent creatures need ongoing training and practice with: genuine unselfish love or kindness. We have an amazing capacity for capacity for genuine, disinterested, true altruism. Only in humans is it practiced with an awareness of the cost, or sacrifice, that may be involved.
In other words…our potential is simply astronomical…both the capacity of our brains and the capacity of our figurative hearts…what we need is our Creator’s guidance to help reach our full potential! It’s hard to reach our potential with bruised and broken hearts. We are going to need patient loving care before we can run like horses!
Questions For My Nominees
- HOW MANY DIFFERENT JOBS HAVE YOU HAD? IS THERE A JOB YOU WOULD PREFER TO BE DOING?
- WHAT WILL YOU BE HAVING FOR DINNER THIS EVENING?
- WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL FRIGHTENED OR ANXIOUS?
- WHAT WAS THE LAST SPECIAL EVENT YOU DRESSED UP FOR?
- WHEN YOU GAZE UP AT THE STARS, WHAT KIND OF THOUGHTS RUN THROUGH YOUR MIND?