I’ve started a series of features called “[Blank] of the Hour” where I post about something that has spoken to me on an exceptionally deep level, either in content, style, or both. This is my first entry in the “Blog of the Hour” series.
I love nature. I love the beauty of nature. I love reading the writings of writers that do a beautiful job of writing about the beauty of nature. It’s what I tried to do in my post Soul Spring Magic, and why some of my favorite blogs are from writers that focus on writing about the beauty of nature. Blogs like Piper’s Adventures, Harvesting Hecate, and others. And it’s why I chose for my inaugural selection a beautiful peace of writing undergirded with the beauty of the natural world.
Through Sinai Sand by Heidi Stauff has been one of my favorite blogs since I first entered the blogging universe a few months ago. Heidi has become not only one of my favorite bloggers, but also one of my all-time favorite authors, vying for the number one spot with the likes of Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, and CS Lewis. Her post “The Dangers of Chasing Fireflies” is an excellent example of why.
With nature as her foundation and a childhood experience full of wonder that we can all relate to, she paints a beautifully descriptive segment of our natural world drawing us in and making us a part of the experience. Then, using symbology gleaned from nature as object lessons, she teaches us something about our Human Condition and helps us to better our lives, all while also pointing us to “somebody or something” bigger. Who could ask anything more from even the best of authors?
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed this, I invite you to check out what I think of as my best work on “My BYOB List (My Personal Favorites)”.