Thursday, August 18, 2016

You may do this, I tell you, it is permitted.
Begin again the story of your life.”

~ Jane Hirshfield, The Lives of the Heart

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came across the words “begin again” in a book recently and they stuck with me; then again, in a poem I read this morning.

Begin again. And again. As often as need be. Encouraging, yes?

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm here early most mornings with one of my photos and a few words about life and those thin places where faith intersects.
6 comments
  1. You always share such great quotes. I really love this one.

  2. I love this quote, too. So encouraging.

  3. I think I shall “begin again” my memoir writing after the Big Move . . . after I regain my strength to sally forth. New beginnings – refreshing!

    1. Oh my yes, you deserve a rest after the Big Move! I love that phrase to “sally forth”!

  4. Thank you! I certainly “began again the story of my life” when I got married for the first time at age 62. I became an instant step-mom/friend to seven adult children and 15 step grands. I began again, day after day, in classes. I begin again every time I work with a writing client online. After Mikko McPuppers went to T-Bone Heaven, I began again with his honorary younger brother, Eddie McPuppers. And this is the proverbial tip of the ice berg.

    Writer Advice Managing Editor, http://www.writeradvice.com
    Author of YOU WANT ME TO DO WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers & Author of TALENT
    blynngoodwin.com

    1. So many beginnings, Lynn! Isn’t it wonderful to know we always have an opportunity to begin again?

      I can’t imagine the new beginning of marrying for the first time at age 62. What an adjustment!

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