Writing is like gardening. Planting, watering, and weeding are not enough. You have to prune if you want growth. Ron Brackin Breeze blowing, perfect for recalibrating. Narrowing focus, gaining clarity, doubling down on intention. Writing life. Nothing but fragments here this morning. Irony.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Cicero It’s hot—thirty-two degrees Celsius hot. I’m standing at my community garden plot, hose in hand, watering and plucking the odd spring of dill that’s become a persistent weed since the gardener next door let a forest of hers go to seed.
I take pleasure in my transformations. I look quiet and consistent, but few know how many women there are in me. Anaïs Nin Stumbling around in my private journal this morning, so late—and limited—here. Writing and reading for a good part of today and, later, a trip down the hill to the garden and the
A visitor to a garden sees the successes, usually. The gardener remembers mistakes and losses, some for a long time, and imagines the garden in a year, and in an unimaginable future.” W.S. Merwin, What Is a Garden? I get nothing done. Church, in the morning, followed by a trip to a garden centre for
Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys. Madeleine L'Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art I think I will simply post this meme I created some time ago. It has words on it, and one of my photos; surely that fulfills my personal commitment
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice. George Eliot It’s just after 5:00 a.m. and the sky is breathtaking. The sun, not yet risen, casts a red glow on the tips of whisps of clouds that swirl like horse tails. I think I might jump out of bed and grab my phone
Believe me, every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not; and oftimes we call a man cold when he is only sad. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Again, I’m joining in with a group of writers for Five Minute Friday where we’re given a prompt (this week it’s secret) and write for five minutes