“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 […]
“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.” ~ Pablo Picasso I woke late this morning. So late, there was already light in the bedroom. I surfaced slowly, reluctantly, from a dream that seemed so real. As I transitioned from sleep to wakefulness I brought […]
Gerry and I got new iPads late last week. After limping along with our old ones that, for me, made reading certain blogs and news sites next to impossible, the updated technology was a joy. Lightening fast and with astounding clarity on images, I declared my new baby to be life changing. Life was good. […]
This afternoon, in a round-about way and with an acute case of writer’s block (perhaps more accurately termed writer’s avoidance as I was avoiding a topic that had called to me for much of the day), I stumbled upon The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows and I was delighted to enter in for a time. It is, […]
It’s cool here today–a contrast to the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been enjoying–and I’ve spent the afternoon indoors. I’ve been thinking about the women who attended the writing group I facilitated for a few years when we lived in Washington State and the stories we shared. Perhaps it’s time for me to start a similar […]