"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The 1st Brass Balls Award

Not too long ago (ok, longer than I meant it to be), I told you about a wonderful new award that Rys, Aunt Becky, and I were going to be starting...the Brass Balls Award. Well, I'm finally getting off my ass and awarding it.

This award recognizes "an exemplary post that took an amazing amount of guts to not only type out but put out there for the world to see". I can think of no post that fits this description better than That Which Is Left Behind. That Which Must Be Said. on BandBackTogether.com. This post was written by the amazing GuiltySquid who writes at the blog of the same name. GuiltySquid's post talks about her father and how special he was and his devastating loss through suicide. People can be so hesitant to talk about losing someone through suicide because they fear the people they tell will think less of their loved one or might say something hurtful about the person lost.  As GuiltySquid said,
"Suicide is a topic that no one wants to be connected to. People don’t want to talk about it. They can’t hear about it. They don’t want to comfort you because they don’t know how. It’s not something that they want to believe can happen to you. They don’t know what to say. They don’t have the answers either, and that makes it difficult for them."
Because of her bravery in putting this post out there, it may be just a little easier for people to talk about their loss or to comfort a someone who loses a loved one through suicide. That is an invaluable gift she has given all of us.

Take a moment to go read GuiltySquid's post and check out her equally amazing blog. This woman's got a set of big brass balls and we need to celebrate that.


Delenn said...

Loved her post, love this award. Thanks for doing this!

Sheliza said...

I will go check her out. Cool award :)

Melissa said...

Very cool award and awesome post!

JamericanSpice said...

Balls it is.

I'm off to check her out.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Love the idea of this award! Off to go check out her post...

Beautiful Mess said...

Congrats to Guilty Squid!

Great award, it's perfect!

Guilty Squid said...

That's lovely, thank you.

I really appreciate the recognition.