Sunshine Nordic Little Thoughts Award

I was delighted to be nominated for the “Sunshine Nordic Little Thoughts” Award by Novus Lectio, a dear friend. Coincidentally, both herself and her writings are a ray of sunshine, so this beautifully ties to the award, sprouting a rather lovely bow on top. I don’t think any of her blog is Nordic though—which is where the comparison ends. Her site is well worth a visit.

If you have nominated me for an award and I haven’t posted it yet—I will do. I can only generally manage one a week with the current restraints on my time—but I am plodding along cheerful little tortoise-style. I am utterly grateful to my readers for the nominations, thank you, you wonderful people!

I had never heard of this award before, but I do love anything creative.

This award was created by Ortensia – Truly Madly Ordinary.

The rules are simple:

A thought is provided, and you are supposed to give your first three associations or impressions on that thought. It was suggested that we be creative – think of a poem, a flash story, or a photo.

Here’s the thought that Novus Lectio provided:

“If only we could have saved a soul per day, every soul would have been saved by now” Novus Lectio.



Gered* the elephant,

Plodding her territory,

Pulling up grassy stalks,

Tending her sweet young calf.


Gered the elephant,

Plodding her territory,



Two leg.


Gered the elephant,








Bang! Bang!


Gered the Elephant,

Crumples, slowly, helplessly

To her knees.


Gered the Elephant,

Nuzzles her near-

Motherless calf





Gered’s calf,



Two leg.


Shakes, whimpers.



Gered the elephant,

Still breathing,


The Two Leg tends her wound.


The Two Leg saves her life.


Gered the elephant,

Still, plodding her territory,

Still, pulling up grassy stalks,

Still, tending her sweet young calf.


As human beings,

We have the choice,

We have the power,

To save a soul,

Or not to.

*Gered: Africaans. pt. meaning saved or rescued.





The Aurora Borealis: nature likes to get creative too, and goodness is it beautiful! The reason for this picture, is that in the arctic regions, many still believe these strands of light are lost souls wandering the skies.


She’s quote for nominees: “Sometimes, the most precious things do not cost a penny.”


Nominees :

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29 thoughts on “Sunshine Nordic Little Thoughts Award”

  1. Awwwwww! That’s a sad poem. 😞
    I know that some hunters still kill those poor elephants for their horns. If only we could completely stop them.
    The drawing is AMAZING it seems that you’re going to build that machine 😂😂 i love it!!!
    Yes the auroras are spectacular and they hold many beliefs

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    1. Aww, thanks Novus!

      Yea, the poor elephants are still hunted. It is very sad☹ more places are becoming national parks in Africa, which is great though. That helps to protect them.

      I am glad you like the drawing. It is a bit silly, but was fun. Can you tell I spilled my drink on it in the corner? 😆😂🤣 I am so clumsy!

      Yes, the auroras are just incredible. Have you ever seen it?

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      1. Noooooo i wish i had, last year we were up in Scotland but unfortunately nothing was to be seen 😕
        No i didn’t notice the spilled drink 😁

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      2. I hope you will see the lights one day. They on my show green on camera, they are white and all different colours in reality.

        I am glad you didn’t see the spilled drink. I laughed a lot at my own dysplasia! 😆😂😂

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      1. Stick figures are great! I cannot draw anything real life–I figure I see the world wonky because it always turns out oddly distorted! XD

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      2. 😆😂🤣 perhaps 😁😁 perhaps not. At some point I may post my paintings. I haven’t decided yet. Do you paint at all, even stick men?

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      3. Doodles are fun too. I find it leads to writing inspiration if you just draw whatever appears in your mind. Just let it flow and draw it. It can create some very odd creations!

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  2. Beautiful and sad, She, and an accurate depiction of how messed up humans are, in that they can’t always just do what’s right. Loved the picture and the drawing too! I’m thinking if you publish, you should do an audiobook with lots of liner notes and drawings and photos. A multimedia experience!

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  3. Hey! The poem and the drawing, both, are awesome! You are damn good at poetry (and doodling :))…I’d appreciate if you could take out some of your precious time and check out my blog. I’m new to WordPress and had begun with posting poems that I used to write in my diary. But now, I’ve begun writing short stories, too and I’d gladly welcome any feedback or tips…

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