reading, writing

Reading a fabulous read: ‘The Dutch House‘- Ann Patchett. Our book club is ‘on hold’ and for once, I’ve caught up! O to write as brilliantly as Ann. Three generations of family, obsession, love, and forgiveness. “I see the past as it actually was,” Maeve said. She was looking at the trees. “But we overlay […]

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brave, excerpt from a scene, inspiration, strong women, writing

“Listen, Child. Remember who we are: daughters of strong limbed women with imperfect hearts, makers and givers of life. Suffering to our dreams. Forming circles of comfort, sweet tea and honey. We cooked because we had to. Who else fed the children? Believers on a crooked path to a better life- a place where every […]

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beautiful heart, brave, spring, strong women

Spring will come. We will smile. Wash off the day. Stand in a shower or soak in a bath. Tell yourself, You’ll be fine. You are fine. I am fine. This is what we do. We get up, march forth. We settle differences and solve problems. We stand our ground. We do all with grace […]

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beauty, hope, inspiration, Inspiration, Beauty, Life, life, say it

Beauty surrounds us. It’s a found nest, tossed from the trunk of an old oak. It’s innocence and a lack of sophistication. It’s crocus shoots breaking through frosted hardpan or a child’s scribbled note. It’s a falling star and the crush of rose. It’s kisses and rain, the words of a poet. It’s simple and […]

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excerpt from a scene, strong women

Tail Lights

I watched him leave, the tail lights of his Coupe de Ville, slipping over the hill. It was here, at the base of an asphalt drive, I learned a truth. If you must leave: a place, a person, somewhere or someone you have attached memories, leave fast. Never look back. ~ Anna

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dialogue, excerpt from a scene, say it, writing

You asked if I remembered. I said, “Not sure.” The truth? I never forgot. How to forget the moment I stood on the edge of reason: to leave, to stay. Your smile lit the world. Wherever you are, I hope the sun is shining. When winter calls, pause and recall my loving arms, wrapped ’round […]

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