I am thinking of my friend Prometheus tonight and wishing him well. He has been awol from the blogosphere for awhile - in fact, he reappeared in June 2008 to post his peace globe and disappeared again . He pens (sometimes!) the ever popular and intelligent Moving (Middle) Finger Writes. As our mutual comrade, Lizza from the Philippines remarked in her post this weekend, he is sorely missed but we wish him love and happiness as he embarks on a new and joyous journey of his own. I always think of him around peace globe time. I also thank him. Why? Because he challenged and inspired me to keep going, maybe more than he even realizes. You see, two years ago he mysteriously appeared in my comments with this wise but smart-aleck quip about my idea for peace globes. He wrote, ""Yo Mims. This is a bit like digging a tunnel to China armed with a plastic spoon.....Ergo, I sign up."
And so he did. Prometheus, ancient enigmatic blogger extraordinaire from India and champion for peace, broke his self-imposed silence that day to write one of the most stirring pleas for world peace I've ever read. I was deeply moved and encouraged.
And I will say to you today what I said to you then - wherever you are...
"About that plastic spoon. Scour the blogosphere today. Mims just got a bigger spoon."