Saturday, September 9, 2017

“Silence is like scouring sand. When you are quiet, the silence blows against your mind and etches away everything that is soft and unimportant.” ~ Gordon Hempton For a short week this one has felt long. And busy. Lots going on and lots on my mind, all culminating with a restless night. Coffee is my good and […]

Thursday, September 7, 2017

“The beginning is always today.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley I wake thinking about my writing group’s prompt for this month–fresh starts and new beginnings–and a kaleidoscope of memories run through my mind. Defining moments: some momentous, others ordinary, all heralding in a different season of life. The day I brought each of my children home from […]

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

“Joy is a deeply felt contentment that transcends difficult circumstances and derives maximum enjoyment from every good experience.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll He’s on the road before six. Our son heads for home loaded with canned goods from my kitchen and produce from my garden, leaving behind memories of a good weekend visit. “Back to bed […]

Monday, September 4, 2017

“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” ~ Frederick Buechner We say farewell to our son this early […]