55 Reasons to Believe

Taken by Pedro Yorcliffe at Sandbox Plaza II (BulletSim)

On the night before
The night before Christmas
I met some folks virtually
Friends I knew only from their creative work
They were awesome!

We may never meet
But 52 times a year
You give me 55 reasons a week
[More or less ;-)]
To believe
You are awesome too

Wishing you a creative 2014.

~Nara  Malone

The first draft of this was 69 words. But hey, even I can follow the rules once a year. Happy Holidays! This is my contribution to G-Man's Friday 55. Drop by after 8 pm ET Thursday nights or anytime Friday to see what others wrote or to join the fun yourself. Special thanks to +Avia Bonne (in snow up front) and +Joe Builder (on the horse) at OSGrid for making that beautiful photo shoot happen.


  1. I find it amazing that we are all connected in the virtual world ~ I think our printed words speak louder that we think ~

    Wishing you Happy Holidays Nara ~ Take care ~

  2. One thing that bothers me about growing old is that
    for some reason, I get choked up at the drop of a hat.
    Today was one of those days. And YOU are partially to blame
    It's not a bad thing, it's just that I have come to REALLY REALLY appreciate You.
    You not only can write your ass off, but you always support other 55ers and give
    wonderful encouragement. Thanks Nara
    I Loved your 55
    Thanks for playing, thanks for your unselfish support
    Have a Kick Ass New Year!!!!!!

    1. Aww thanks, G. Hugs. I really appreciate all your encouragement. You have a kick ass New Year too.

  3. Loved this 55, Nara, and the reminder that we are all connected...whether sitting face-to-face or face-to-screen.

  4. pretty cool the people we meet online...
    they can def begin to feel a bit like family...

  5. digits make digital, and these ten that tap are pleased to have typed in your URL for my eyes to read. cheers, Nara ~ M

  6. This made me smile. Happy New Year!

  7. Enjoy your post about connectedness. There are so many different ways that people connect these days. Nice to connect with you through G-Man's 55 & other places as well.

  8. Ditto Grace! It would be a much emptier world without the virtual part. All the best to you and yours in the New Year.

  9. Nice, Nara!! You sliced the words down perfectly!!

    Happy creativity 2014 to you.



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