Forget Freshly Pressed.
Instead I’d like to introduce you to “Freshly Impressed”.
These are a selection of posts,
which I, as an ordinary blogger “liked” on wordpress.
Posts that really moved me, or made me laugh.
Posts that have lived on past the initial read.
As this is the first edition,
I have not limited myself to my recent “likes”.
Instead I have gone back in time,
to those posts which I read some time ago and have not been able to forget.
My first is a poem,
from the blog Geo Sans.
It is a poem which I am sure you will agree, speaks for itself.
Here are the first few lines.
when we lost
we were shells
Read the rest of this short but very powerful poem here
There are two wonderful poems also on this site,
which for me follow on beautifully from this one.
As with all his poetry,
Each poem is only a few lines,
but as with the best poetry,
less is more.
Read them and you will I am sure agree.
My other recommendation is a post which was actually Freshly Pressed.
(Lucky her now she gets to be Freshly Impressed too!)
I do not often read the Freshly Pressed posts,
but for some reason I read this one and Wow!
The first few lines left me breathless.
She also wrote this post to pass on a message to others.
I would like to help her do this, by giving you a chance to read it.
In many ways I don’t know where to start this post, even though I know right where to end it.
Last Monday- Memorial Day- my 4 year old son drowned.
Those words comprise the most difficult and heart wrenching sentence I have ever written.
Have you ever read a more compelling first few sentences?
You can read the rest of this post on the blog Cullen’s Blessings.
Finally why not finish with some humor?
Cynical Daddy is a blog that never fails to make me laugh out loud.
My chosen post from this blog is “Tummy time makes me ill”.
Here are the opening lines.
Tummy time makes me ill.
On many occasions I’ve been allowed to be left to my own devices. You know I can actually feed myself and wash myself and a couple of times I’ve cooked too, but there is always a take away on speed dial if I feel I might expire. So, babysitting…..? Pah, yes I can do that!
According to my wife however I’m not doing it right!
For a good laugh read the rest of this post here
So there it is my guide to some really good reads.
I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did,
and that you too will be Freshly Impressed by them.
By the way if anyone out there is talented enough to come up with some sort of,
Freshly Impressed graphic I would be delighted,
as I would like to make this a regular feature.
Of course you would get credit and loads of exposure for your talent!
(Perhaps that is a little bit of a white lie, but I would credit you here, and I would be so grateful).
Until next time. Happy reading.