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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air travel flying, author, compassion, humanity, reading, writing

The View From Above

Often in flight, I take a few photographs to capture the airborne moments and the sheer magnificence from above.  There is a certain peace, a zen like calm, bewitching, as I gaze between the layers of cloud and view the vanishing, chaotic world below.  Quietly and peacefully, we climb through endless puffy clouds, some thick with layers, dark […]

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author, compassion, family, father, forgiveness, grandmother, grief, heart, life lesson, love, positivity, reading, short story, writing

English Alice

The previous story began with “Grace” and her granddaughter “Lily” discussing the family ancestry.  We were introduced to the character of Grace, her parents, and grandmother, Alice.  Part One is filed under the heading, The Story.  Please note that this is a “draft.”  Enjoy!   English Alice Grace’s grandmother, Alice was a reserved woman, set […]

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author, compassion, family, heart, love, memoir, mother, positivity, reading, short story, writing

Cashmere

Cashmere Cashmere, the mention alone, beautiful to speech.  Cashmere, pronouncing it, the syllables, smooth, clear, luxurious, as the unit of spoken language rolls off the tongue. Cashmere.  Cashmere. Cashmere. Say it; repeat it for surely, you will fall captive under its spoken spell. A fine textured fiber, light, strong, and soft, shorn goat’s hair.  A […]

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compassion, DP Wordpress Challenge, forgiveness, friendship, heart, humanity, life lesson, love, positivity, reading, short story, wordpress challenge, writing

WordPress Daily Post~ I Was Here

Daily Prompt~ I Was Here The opportunity to gift a letter to the future inhabitants of a newly discovered planet. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/26/prompt-here/#like-62812 To You, “But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry As you stand on the surface of this newfound world, I ask you to pause and consider my […]

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author, Christmas, compassion, family, forgiveness, friendship, heart, humanity, love, mother, positivity, reading, short story, writing

Imperfect Beauty

Imperfect Beauty It is important, this deep and personal need to create simple, beautiful spaces. Whether it is, cuttings gathered from nature, vignettes, gathered bits and pieces, sparkle and shine, or a simple lit candle shining brightly in the dark.  Our spaces comfort through their serenity, simplicity, and simple beauty. A book close at hand, a […]

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