Thursday, October 12, 2017

“At the time I did not know that stories of life are often more like rivers than books.” ~ Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories I read a perfect description, on Paige Strickland's blog (https://stricklandp.wordpress.com/2017/10/12/a-teachable-moment/) of what it feels like to be an adoptee: “It’s like what if I was born with 3

Friday, June 23, 2017

“Look! Nature is overflowing with the grandeur of God!" ~ John Muir A verse in my morning reading grabs me, stark and real. A single word--chosen--a hot one for me, suddenly different, and I hear the truth in the whisper of the Divine. I pull out my concordance, I go back to the original meaning,

Friday, May 12, 2017

“I observe, I write, I try not to remember the life that I didn't want to lose but lost and have to remember." ~ Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close The other day I chatted briefly with on of the residents at the care home where my mother-in-love now resides. She told me how

Monday, January 16, 2017

“There are so many doors to open. I am impatient to begin." ~ Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon After an unsettled weekend, equilibrium has been restored. We begin again. My desk is a mess with papers and books and binders so tidying up will be the first task I tackle this morning. I once resolved

A Cracked Vessel

I spent an enjoyable afternoon prop shopping with a friend earlier this week and fell in love with this cute little pot. What I didn't notice until this morning was that it has a crack in it that only adds to its charm. That crack reminded me of a piece I wrote about a cracked