(I find no point in being bashful about naming the awards, ladies and gents.)
Glorias will be awarded to anyone and everyone who at any time on this or any other blog I frequent:
- contributes significantly and originally to our understanding of mortality, either with "what oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed," or with a fresh insight
- helps us deal with our own mortality and our fears about death
- comes up with significant new information about the Dismal Trade which enlightens us all
- helps us deliver better funerals with insights, references, writings, recommendations (music or words, ways of proceeding)
- makes us larf with a merry quip, gag or jape related to the Grim Reaper and his camp-followers (us lot)
- helps us deal well with bereaved people
I can hear mutterings already about a singularly deserving candidate, but rest assured that the committee is currently considering the award of a Lifetime Gloria.
Incidentally, Glorias can be won more than once by the same person.
Anyone may nominate anyone else, by comment here or by email to me. Anyone is welcome to draw my attention to blogs and web-pages where potential Gloria-winners are at work.
Correspondence will not be entered into, legal proceedings ditto.
The judge's decision (note position of apostrophe please) is final, but bloggers and commenters may well be asked for a view.
The prize? No glittery bauble, no vulgar fat cheque - the honour of being glorified by Gloria and celebrated by her myriad reader. (-s, on a good day.)
We often read a lot of guff about "internet communities." Let's see if we are one, or if we fall apart in jealousy and discord at the prospect of winning/losing this magnificent honour.