Tuesday, November 14, 2017

We turn to stories and pictures and music because they show us who and what and why we are, and what our relationship is to life and death, what is essential, and what, despite the arbitrariness of falling beams, will not burn. ~ Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet If you’re not paying attention they

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o'clock sharp. ~ W. Somerset Maugham For me it’s usually between four and five in the morning. Sometimes I come to the page my mind awhirl with thoughts and words and the strongest desire to wrestle them into something with meaning. Sometimes—often—I come

Sunday, October 22, 2017

“As Rosemary is to the spirit, so Lavender is to the soul." ~ Unknown I snipped the last of the lavender a couple of days ago and set a vase on my kitchen windowsill, but not before taking the fragrant bunch down to the woman cave for some photos. The lavender spikes so pretty, the

Monday, October 16, 2017

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ~ Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden Sometimes I start writing something that takes me in a direction best explored in my private journal. Writing is like that. It’s awesome. This morning, I’m late here because I’ve been busy there. So back

Monday, September 11, 2017

“If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.” ~ Wendell Berry Awake long before dawn, in the stillness of the early morning, I write about endings and beginnings, shovelling words like sand into a box that I will play with and tidy up later. I'm working on a

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