Wednesday, November 15, 2017

I would, quite often, like to be grownup, wise, and sophisticated. But these gifts are not mine. ~Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet Struggling, just now, with where to put the words I’ve put down here. Should I move them over to my private journal or current work-in-progress? Leave them here? Are they too heavy

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Believing takes practice. ~Madeline L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time It seems like I’ve been busy this week.  I have been, to some extent, but also the days of forced and snowy hygge have left me feeling discombobulated. I’m thankful for the pause of Sunday and the opportunity to reset. My blog book project is moving

Saturday, October 28, 2017

“Play is the highest form of research.” ~ Albert Einstein I’m sitting in traffic, stopped, as the city workers tend to yet another thing on the only street leading into our neighbourhood. The work has been going on since early summer. They’re painting crosswalks now; I think that means it’s almost finished. A man in a

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

“Some things have to be believed to be seen.” ~ Madeleine L'Engle The evening sky takes on the strangest hue around supper time. I can’t help but look up and wonder, what if? I grab my phone, head out on the deck, and snap a photo that doesn’t come close to doing it justice. Others pull

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” ~ Ansel Adams That’s my goal—with photography and writing. I don’t always succeed but I continue to practice. Isn’t that one of the most wonderful things about this life—the opportunity we have to try again, keep

Sunday, October 8, 2017

“By then I wasn't just asking questions; I was being changed by them. I was being changed by my prayers, which dwindled down nearer and nearer to silence, which weren't confrontations with God but with the difficulty--in my own mind, or in the human lot--of knowing what or how to pray. Lying awake at night,