“We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.” ~Shirley Abbott A restless night; awake too often with this skin issue. If I were a napping person I’d […]
“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.
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ~ Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft We are gradually returning to routine and turning from our season of hygge. The cold snap has broken and Gerry has snowshoe treks booked, my weekly study group resumes next week, the season of spending days snuggled in with […]
“Don’t you love a cushioned seat in a corner, by the fireside, with your slippers on your feet?” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. I wake, late and for the second time this morning, to find a cup of coffee waiting on my bedside table. Can I call six in the morning, late? I can if […]
“Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers.” ~ May Sarton Over the past few years, the month of January has taken its place as one of my favourites of the year. Right now it’s bitterly cold outside but the sun shines brightly and the snow glitters as if sprinkled with fairy […]
“Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter, and lead pencil markings endure longer than memory.” ~ Jack London Dad always carried a small notebook and pen in his shirt pocket […]
“Later, I’m sitting in a chair holding my newborn granddaughter, who has been given the name Makiya Rose, while the nurses fuss around tending to her mom. My heart is so full it aches as I hold the perfect baby girl in my arms, stroke her soft little hands, drink in the features of her […]
“Man plans. God laughs.” ~ Yiddish proverb We did it; we made it through the holidays. Now life can get back on an even keel. I spent a bit of time yesterday organizing and writing down things in my focus areas that I want to be intentional about in 2017. Likely a carryover from my […]