We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there. Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon We arrive in Moose Jaw, the city I spent my childhood in and, after
When you know the truth of the past that has been lost in the fog of time . . . you become more solid and real. Linda Joy Myers, Song of the Plains: A Memoir of Family, Sectets, and Silence We’re driving across the prairie on another short leg of our LLF vacation, and cross
I knew that if I could weave new fabric into the tapestry of my family, fill in what was missing, I could find redemption in a story that had so much heartache. Linda Joy Myers, Song of the Plains: A Memoir of Family, Secrets, and Silence “I’m nervous.” I’m freshening up at the mirror, fixing
Adoptees must weave a new self-narrative out of the fragments of what was, what might have been, and what is. Betty Jean Lifton The early morning sun squeezes in through the sides of the blind on the bedroom window. On schedule, after a sweet thunder-storm late yesterday afternoon that brought hubby and granddaughter in from
Only through love will we find our way to create a world worthy of our children and our grandchildren. Laurence Overmire, The One Idea That Saves The World We are in Calgary. So much traffic, everyone has somewhere to go. Places to be, people to see, things to do, and all of it hurried. I
Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Pre dawn quiet, much anticipation, and few words, this morning as we get an early start heading for a grand weekend and a prairie adventure. Simple happy. And excited.
I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine. Emily Dickinson “I have the most amazing news.” My granddaughter has shared a lot of amazing news with me over the course of her nine years. Her