Today we announce our Burning Love in February Contest!!!! We're hoping it reflects the month—passionate, yet short. We're basing this contest off a quote and a saying.
The Quote. . .
"Love is something eternal—the aspect may change, but not the essence. There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning. The lamp was there and it was a good lamp, but now it is shedding light too, and that is its real function." Vincent van Gogh
Man sagt, die Zeit ist das Feuer, in dem wir brennen.
They say that time is the fire in which we burn.
In other words time consumes—we should be careful with it.
In the spirit of the Dutch painter, we'd like to hear your thoughts on the whole Good-Lamp/Lit-Lamp concept. All kinds of love (and loving acts) can cause us to "light up"—we want to hear about your own experiences, or times you've witnessed it in others.
In the spirit of those upbeat Germans, however, we'd like for you to keep it short—no more than 140 words. (14 for Valentine's Day, 0 for additional word count).
Bonus points will be awarded if your entry rhymes! Just kidding. Unless you really want to.
Perhaps this is rather complicated. You could just send us conundrums with exactly 140 words. Then we will answer with exactly 140 words. Whichever way you decide to write in (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com), we at Connecting Now will go with it. We're flexible. Semper Gumby!
You may enter as often as you like. We'll award three fun prizes at the beginning of March—one for our favorite entry (In the event this decision induces ulcer formations, we may ask for outside unbiased help)—and two for random entries because we really appreciate your participation.
SIDENOTE: We're pretty sure we were subliminally influenced in the set up of this contest by Jan over at One-Hundred Words. So if you read this and aren't a follower of hers, please go HERE and sign up. We don't want her taking us to court over intellectual property theft.
That and we love her.
So there it is, Readers! Let the confusion begin!
Lisa and Maddie