Starting out….

So here goes…..I’ve been thinking about blogging for a while now. Came across a site called Every Woman’s Voice a while ago which led me to some blogs that women were doing and I decided to give it a shot…..who knows…might be fun…..

So…what should the theme be….well…here’s what I’m thinking now.

In less than six months I’ll be 50. (!) One would think that by now I would have learned some things in this life….I hope that’s the case.


My own mom died at age 55. I find myself thinking of her so often as I draw nearer to that age myself. She was so young. There are so many things I wish I knew about her that I don’t…so many conversations I wish we could have had. I wish she could have seen Laurinda and Michael as adults. I wish she could have seen the twists and paths my own life has taken, and seen the person I turned out to be as an adult. I was barely 25 when she died….still in that very self-centered phase of life and so the questions didn’t occur to me then as they do now.
So my hope…my thought at this time…is that I can share some of myself in this blog. For those who may care to read…..

So…why the title of The Velvet Room? It was one of my favourite books as a child. Really I don’t remember everything that the book was about, but I remember the description of the velvet room and how it drew me in. Introspective and introverted as a child (not much has changed!) it comforted me and allowed me to escape for a while.

Check it out. The Velvet Room by Zilpha Snyder http://www.amazon.com/Velvet-Room-Zilpha-Keatley-Snyder/dp/0595321836 and see if it doesn’t captivate you as well. I am going to go through the box of kids books in my attic and see if I can find it to reread as well.

Word wrangler. Photo taker. I post early every morning: a quote that speaks to me, one of my photos, and a few simple words.

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