As I sit here listening to the General Assembly of the United Nations regarding the resolution to recognize Palestine, I notice I have a visitor to my blog from Palestinian Territories and this phrase in my stats, associated with this visitor: "Theresa and I were in the vineyard between the flowering apple trees and had lot of fun :)." Yes, the smiley face was part of the search. Now, I don't spell my name with an 'h,' but even good friends forget sometimes, and I have never been in a vineyard with anyone, an orchard, yes, but not a vineyard. I have to say, the idea is very intriguing and I am not opposed to it, not at all. This is the post that his search led him to, whether he was heading there or not:
Thank you for visiting my blog, however inadvertent it might have been. I am honored.
And the vote to recognize Palestine as a non-member observer state was just announced:
Yes. This is a good day. A good step forward.
Image: my grapes, vintage 2010
Sadly, the United Nations is one thing and the United States an entirely different other thing. Still, this is very good.ReplyDelete
I wanna meet someone in the vineyards too. (:-
It is a good step, and it will be interesting to see what possible ramifications it has....Delete
The vineyards would be a good place to start.... :)
Yes, a good day. It's not the US, it's the world. :)ReplyDelete
Yes, Exactly, Cherie. So glad to have you stop and comment.Delete
A lovely example of political serendipity.ReplyDelete
It is, indeed.Delete
What a fun coincidence. If that’s what it was. And what a poetic turn of phrase. It would be lovely if you could find this visitor.ReplyDelete
Teresa, I have been wanting to ask you something: are you at all worried about posting poetry? Somebody (non-blogger) suggested that I might get into trouble for copy right infringement for posting whole poems (always attributed). How do you feel about the question? I have stopped posting on my poetry site for that reason.
It was an interesting dovetailing yesterday.Delete
I read all the rules and regulations about copyright laws in this regard, but feel that I'm offering, as are you, a form of educating and informing people about poetry and I know for certain that some have even bought books of poetry because of my postings, as I'm sure they have due to your postings. I think new poets would not want their poems published before they had a chance to seek publication elsewhere, but to promote poetry as we do seems like a fine service to both poets and the reading public.
How interesting that is, Teresa. I find that blogging has made my own little vineyard is smaller and smaller.Delete
Friko's questions is a good one that I've pondered myself from time to time. I've been led to poets I wasn't familiar with through your posts and I have found that by posting poems on my own blog, others have come to know poets and to appreciate poetry where they had not before.
For me, that's the bottom line, that we are able to introduce poets and their poetry in a way that might not happen otherwise.Delete
Teresa -- Love grapes fresh off the vine. When I lived in Oregon I had a neighbor that said to pick all I wanted off her grape vines. Nice to have generous folks in this world. -- barbaraReplyDelete
My son makes wine from them, really good wine. We just had some at Thanksgiving this year. It makes a meal better knowing where the wine came from....Delete
I've long been an advocate of an independent Palestinian State, and this would be incomplete without recognition by the UN.ReplyDelete
A step forward but not the end of the story.
Hoping they can use this status positively, and avoid the temptation of radical Islamist doctrine.
This world needs more moderate thinkers, wouldn't you say?
Not the end of the story, but perhaps a beginning of sorts. My hope is that Israel can start to use their own long accepted status in a more positive manner.Delete
"My hope is that Israel can start to use their own long accepted status in a more positive manner."ReplyDelete
I join you in that hope. And I wish the US would encourage and participate in forging that kind of progress.
For me, that's the real crux of the problem. The U.S. better get on board, as this train is en route.Delete
Impressive sentiments. And impressive grapes btw - I wish I lived in a warm climate. :)ReplyDelete
It's a short growing season, but enough usually for a good crop and my son makes great wine!Delete