My website is down. As I write this, I’m watching the sun rise from the quiet comfort my bed and recalling a conversation with my granddaughter a few weeks ago about the blessing of having our bedroom situated in such a way so we can watch this miracle in the morning. I submit a ticket
I am here alone for the first time in weeks, to take up my “real”life again at last. That is what is strange—that friends, even passionate love, are not my real life unless there is time alone in which to explore and to discover what is happening or has happened. Without the interruptions, nourishing and
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Sometimes I experience the so-called “art of conversation” like an assault. I struggle in my quiet awkwardness to contribute to a volley of words in which my opponent,
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. Maya Angelou Maya and I spend most of the day sequestered in the woman cave. She, out of sorts and nervous with the noise coming from upstairs, tucks herself next to me on the
We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts. Madeline L'Engle I tuck my granddaughter into bed after a movie that we’ve watched for the second night in a row. Rumour has it she wants to watch it again in a few days when her mama arrives. It’s a
The great paradox of our lives is that we are often concerned about what we do or still can do, but we are most likely to be remembered for who we were. Henri Nouwen, The Greatest Gift Today is International Women’s Day and there will be accolades for women from all over the world who
I still need some more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently. Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway on Writing And so . . . we rest.