Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Giving Thanks...

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Here's giving thanks to all of you for your visits to these pages in 2011, and hoping for more fine blogging exchanges in warmth and levity and joy and poignancy throughout the year in 2012. It never ceases to amaze me that anyone ever found there way here at all, out of all the millions of blogs out there to visit on the internet.
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This wall of plaques saying "Merci", or "Thanks", was in a cemetery on Reunion Island. Hope to return there one of these days, it was one of the most amazing places I've ever been.
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26 comments:

Maria O. Russell said...

M.Owen:

Somos nosotros, sus lectores, los que debemos decirle gracias por su talento y erudicción.

French Girl in Seattle said...

Maria put it so nicely that I will just write the same message... en français. "Ce sont nous, tes lecteurs, qui devons te remercier pour ton talent et tout ce que tu nous apprends." ;-) Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment yesterday, Owen. I will research the photographers you listed. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Nathalie said...

What a great choice of photo for your theme! I too wish for many more fine exchanges with you dear Owen. Hope to meet you again one these days!

lgsquirrel said...

What an interesting photo and fascinating place! I wonder what the story is behind this as we don't see it elsewhere.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Fascinating image.
I always enjoy my visits here with you!

clo said...

Moi aussi je te remercie Cher Owen ,pour ta chaleureuse présence ,pour tes attentions toujours pleines de gentillesse..pour ton blog qui a du caractère et une grande originalité,pour tes photos qui sont de plus en plus belles..
Merci aussi pour ton sourire , ton humour...:)
ça fait toujours du bien de te lire ou de te rendre visite..il y a du réel dans cette relation virtuelle..et c'est tres sympa..:)
2012 bises pour cette nouvelle année ,qu'elle soit celle du partage et de l'amitié..
Kisses..:)

Steve said...

No, no, no... thank you.

the fly in the web said...

Thanks to you Owen, for opening my eyes.

Purpletreebird said...

And a big fat merci to you too Owen for your wonderful photography! I can't remember how I first came across your blog but I'm very pleased indeed that I did.
Jess :o)

Vagabonde said...

What a beautiful and meaningful picture. The Réunion Island must be a super place to visit.

L.K. said...

Thank you, Owen...
I've missed reading you... I'm not quite ready to go back to writing again, but I'm ready to come visit and read :)
Warmest hugs...

Laurie said...

Thanks, Owen. Here's to a good year!

Maria O.Russell said...

Oops! I misspelled the word "erudición" (cannot even write in my own language)

Owen=erudito

And to that cute lady from Seattle, thank you for translating and for your kind words.

Céline said...

Je suis bien d'accord avec Maria aussi et je te remercie aujourd'hui particulièrement de me rappeler la Réunion que j'ai visité il y a une dizaine d'année... J'en garde des souvenirs émerveillés dont un qui grandit chaque jour : ma fille qui a été conçue là-bas !! Et j'espère y retourner avec elle, un jour...
Amitiés

Stickup Artist said...

That is such a work of art with the monochromatic squares interspersed with the few rosy hued ones. The hint of a shadow from a tree branch. A much less eloquent but equally heartfelt Thank You back at you!

Le Journal de Chrys said...

Merci à toi Owen et douce soirée!!!

Robert said...

C'est une façon original de dire "merci".

Céline said...

Je repasse pour te redire merci via mon blog : http://enilecenna.blogspot.com/2012/01/blog-on-fire-award.html

Robert Geiss said...

It is you, whom I call a teacher of photography as well.

Please have a kind Friday.

Peter said...

Thak YOU! I can only but agree with the first statement here by Maria! :-)

:: Karine :: said...

merci à toi owen adoré et surtout pour ta générosité !
je t'adore et t'adorerai toujours
excuses-moi d'être si peu présente ici (je pense pourtant si souvent à toi et à ta grenouille)
mille bisous du fond du coeur

The Sagittarian said...

Get away with ya!
OK I shall start my 3 weeks holiday with a toast to you, and your brilliant blog! xx

Catherine said...

What a great visual image of gratitude - thanks for continuing to visit my blog too!

S. said...

That's great way to say thanks :)

Love
/S / http:// mydarlingsolitude.blogspot.com

Owen said...

Ah, you wonderful people !

What I was really wondering with this photo is why there were so many plaques which seem to have lost the "Merci" on them, as if someone had been stealing them, though why anyone would want to desecrate memorials like these is beyond me. Strange...

Jenny Woolf said...

Sort of votives?
I'm quite interested in Reunion island. I would guess that some of the religious sentiment there has roots in African religions.