Friends, Moments, Countryside (also 3BT)

Updated tag: Friends, Moments, Countryside (FMC)

Almost each day I write down “three beautiful things” (3BT—see tags), but tonight I decided to change my title to reflect the sweeping scale of recent reminiscences.

In honour of Peter Gzowski, then, I am henceforth (re)labelling my 3BT tags “Friends, Moments, Countryside”* (FMC).

For years I have toyed with the idea of using Mr. Gzowski’s title somewhere in my own writings—these particular section titles (humorously adapted from Shakespeare’s “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears” in Julius Caesar’s act III, scene II) have helped shaped my current anthology of letters; I was an ardent fan of Gzowski’s monthly Canadian Living column, and on Friday I bought several of his compilations at the annual CBC book sale (no doubt this beloved late author would have been pleased to learn of our support for literacy).

With no further ado, then, see my weekly posts for the 3BT/FMCs I wish to share….

*Peter Gzowski, Friends, Moments, Countryside: Selected Columns from Canadian Living, 1993–98 (McClelland & Stewart, 1998).

Original post: Three Beautiful Things (3BT)

I have joined the marvellous miscellany of writers who share “three beautiful things” (3BT) each week. Check out this lovely blog:

As long as I can remember, I’ve asked my spouse (and others in my life) “What was good about today?” This blog seems to capture the essence of looking for the good, paying attention to life in all its fullness, being aware of the beautiful.

Was it Fyodor Dostoevsky who said the world would be saved by beauty?

Join me in seeing the beauty all around us. Then share the joy!

{Thanks, Clare and others for inviting us to join you.}