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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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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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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December, enchanted, heart, say it, writing

As December blows near, you hear it whisper, “Go. Find the magic.” As the temperature drops, you find yourself choosing people and moments to warm spirit and heart. You wonder if magic truly does exist. It’s as simple as coffee with a friend, an impromptu gathering, or an hour spent wandering the holiday aisle. It’s […]

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