“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” ~ Rudyard Kipling Yesterday afternoon I was made aware of something that made me spitting mad. I talked it through as best as I could with Gerry (I was so angry that I was barely coherent so that was a challenge!) then spent an hour or […]
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~ Charles Dickens, Great Expectations It’s go time in the garden! We are going to prepare the beds this afternoon. The spinach I planted last fall […]
“It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.” ~William Carlos Williams I’m sitting in bed sipping coffee. My eyes are drawn to the window toward the eastern sky where the sun will soon rise, and I am overcome. # # # The power will be out for a number hours today; the […]
“The world was an awfully large place and it wasn’t easy to find a person who’d gone missing sixty years earlier, even if that person was oneself.” ~ Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden I enjoyed catching up with a friend yesterday. Coffee and good one-on-one conversation are two of my favourite things, especially when taken […]
“There are just as many stories to be told in the dark spots as there are in the bright ones.” ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper There are no “must do” things on my list today, only “want to do” things; and one of them is storytelling. How wonderful.
“But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions think.” ~ Lord Byron I love the written word. I love playing with words and how they go together in order to make something tangible of an inner thought or a feeling. […]
“It’s not the weight you carry but how you carry it – books, bricks, grief – it’s all in the way you embrace it, balance it, carry it when you cannot, and would not, put it down.” ~ Mary Oliver, Heavy I’m looking forward to this day when–finally!–I have time to play with my camera, […]
“”Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” I still believe in this quote from two of my previous books—maybe now more than ever. But I know that it takes more than courage to own your story. We own our stories so we don’t spend our lives […]