One of my mom’s recently acquired phrases was her being “blown away” by something positive, and I am sure those would be her words at seeing what by internet friends are doing in her honor tomorrow. Thanks to Martha Burtis and Giulia Forsythe (I think those are the idea spawners), and idea is spanning to celebrate Mom’s make the world better one bag of cookies at a time philosophy via the Day of CookieLove (see http://bit.ly/cookielove):
In tribute to Alan Levine’s mom, who passed away unexpectedly last weekend, we’d like to invite you to participate in Cookies for Cogdog. One of the wonderful things that Alan’s mom did was bake chocolate chip cookies every Sunday and then give them away to strangers. This Sunday, September 4th, we’re hoping to get people to follow in her footsteps. Bake some cookies and then brighten a stranger’s day by giving them away.
We’d joked in that February ds106 momcast about how to make the world better, and we really had hoped to get Qadaffi’s home address so Mom could send him some cookies (I am sure he would have come to his senses after one bite):
I am actually not going to be baking cookies, I am going to be watching for what happens (as an excuse, I am spending the weekend on my sister’s sailboat) so please tweet and flickr and comment me your stories about what’s happened. I’m watching #cookielove happening. Trend that, baby!
Darren is on is way to China, but got his #cookielove doen early, thanks man! And I’d like to share a special thank you to Beth Kanter for her make Alan blush post “On Networks, Love, and Death: Cookie Love”
This is all helping me so much through this time, especially facing up to next week when my sister and I head to Mom’s house to handle the legal stuff. I was also moved in that ds106 radio session with Mom when she asked why I as archiving our conversation and I said something about someday she would not be there- damn I was not ready for it this soon.
Thanks to everyone making and sharing cookies tomorrow, you are too making the world better, one shared cookie at a time. I am blown away.