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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Palabras Como Rosas Award

Our friend John at Robert Frost’s Banjo recently passed on an award to this blog called the Palabras Como Rosas award, which had been passed on to him by Cheryl of Lizzy Frizzfrock. John quotes Cheryl’s description of the award, “The award is for words that like roses, leave a wonderful perfume, lingering for a while.”

A lovely sentiment, and I’m deeply grateful to John for his kindness. Choosing who to pass the award on to next is always a difficult decision, so many great blogs. You all know that. You read them and you write them.

Since I can’t pass this award right back to John, which I would because his is a blog I truly admire and read every day, I’ll forward this award on to:

Tony Mateus of In The Valley, which creates an intricate photo essay more eloquent than words on the universe of Western Massachusetts, whose images always seem to linger with me.

Moira Finnie of TCM’s Movie Morlocks blogger team, specifically for her insightful, and eloquent biographies of the often complex lives and careers of Hollywood’s classic film stars. She displays a combination of shrewd analysis and compassion that lingers with the reader, sharing as much emotion as information. Among her biographical reviews, here’s Part 1 and Part 2 posts on Dorothy McGuire that fans of both McGuire and Finnie enjoyed.

Finally, to Moira’s co-Morlock blogger, “Medusamorlock”, specifically for her series on “Faces from the Blacklist” back in March. Written accounts of Hollywood’s forays into McCarthyism are intriguing, but the simple gesture of posting photos of the actors (and directors and writers) as they were forced to appear before the committee is remarkably moving. Here they do not wear the familiar guise we recognize from their roles as actors; they are just citizens here, with a lot at stake. I admire Medusamorlock’s ability to convey so much with the deft use of these photos.


John Hayes said...

Hi Jacqueline:

Thanks for your kind words! I'll be sure to check out your choices.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

All great blogs, each with its own unique eloquence.

Moira Finnie said...

Thank you so much, Jacqueline. I've only recently begun reading John Hayes' splendid blog, Robert Frost's Banjo, and am enchanted by the variety of topics and his style on elegant display there. I hope that I can learn from such distinguished company as you and John as well as my fellow Morlock Medusa!

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Well deserved, Moira. You're one of the best writers out there.

Tony said...

Thank you very much Jacqueline, notice like this(especially from a quality blogger like yourself) really gives me a boost..!

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

You're welcome, Tony. Your blog is tops.

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