I still need some more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently. Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway on Writing And so . . . we rest.
It’s snowing. Again. I would like to sequester myself in the woman cave all day but I have to go out for an appointment this afternoon. It’s supposed to be sunny later today, and above freezing in the coming days, but I don’t know what to believe anymore. Spring will arrive on schedule whether it
Just as a good rain clears the air, a good writing day clears the psyche. Julia Cameron, The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life I spend a good portion of the day alone in the woman cave, the only sound the hum of the heater and the low drone of
It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less. On, on, on for ever, without recreation may suit spirits emancipated from this 'heavy clay', but while we are in this tabernacle, we must every now and then cry halt, and serve the Lord by holy
Let temporal things be in the use, eternal things in the desire. Thou canst not be satisfied with any temporal good, for thou wast not created for the enjoyment of these. Thomas Kempis I’m contemplating what to write about this morning and grab a quote from my nighttime reading to ruminate on. I consider the
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. Albert Einstein I am in great need of a good measure of both of the above; my calendar has become far too full. Meanwhile, pushing through, because sometimes that’s what’s required for a season. I enjoyed a very long and interesting conversation with
How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year! Thomas Wentworth Higginson It was a hairy drive out of the cul de sac on the way to church. We navigated around snowbanks that were 3 - 4 feet high (maybe higher; my eye isn’t good for