As has become tradition in the land of HNT, Osbasso has decreed that this week's theme shall be the "Three Wishes" -- we are to pick three HNT folks whom we don't know well and suggest gifts for them.
I've tried to pick people whom I don't personally know or have had any in depth email exchanges with and use the three gift HNT as a chance to read their blogs in more detail and try to find something that I think they would like for Christmas this year.
T K Kerouac
TK is a "neighbour" actually -- based on readings from her blog (which is always fun and playful) she likely lives within an hour drive of me. But, apart from crossing each other's blogs, most often on Thursdays, we haven't met in person and don't know each other.
TK gets a limo to arrive early one Friday morning to pick up her, her daughter and a small group of close friends to take them all into Toronto for a full day of shopping, then a fun filled girl's night on the town. Apart from being equipped with several beverages of choice, and a fine selection of music to listen to, the limo would also contain a handful of digital cameras so the group could click away and take pictures of the day's adventure which I'm sure would end up on her blog.
Charlie is another HNTer whose blog I occasionally bump into on Thursdays and other days. We're not at all geographically close, as she does live "across the pond" but I've always admired her sense of adventure, creative spirit and the stunning artistic photographs she takes and posts on her blog.
I tried to think of something fun and cute and useful as a gift for Charlie, or maybe something that would help support or inspire her creative energy, but all I can wish for her at this time, short of a Christmas miracle, where her father's cancerous tumours start to recede and disappear, is an ability borrowed from a favourite Rush song "Time Stand Still" -- the ability to "freeze this moment a little bit longer; make each impression a little bit stronger."
Instead of picking a third person, I thought it would be a real treat if I could give the following pair of gifts to ALL of the HNTers out there, and make it really simple.
Two people whom I've "met" through HNT and whom I admire for so many reasons are Osbasso (the HNT master himself) and Lecram Sinun (more properly known as the genius playwright Marcel Nunis).
These two men have given so much not only to the blogging world (through social networking events such as HNT and Da Count) and to many of us, but they've also contributed great creative performances in their non-blogosphere lives -- For that reason, I think it would be a real special treat for all HNTers to have a chance to listen in person to Osbasso's Symphony perform, and then head on over and get a chance to see a performance of one of Lecram's plays. Okay, I'm being selfish here, because that's certainly a gift I'd like for myself, but it is something I've love to share with all of you HNTers out there . . .
To everyone in HNT land, here's wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the peace, joy and love that the season can hold.