My heart quivers in anticipation As a thousand butterflies do pirouettes in my belly Inspiration: I'm awake and breathless with anticipation. Or is it my allergic asthma because of the old oak tree outside my open window? My belly quivers as if a million caterpillars crawl around trying on butterfly wings Or... was it the … Continue reading A Writer’s Illusions and Delusions
She was a gentle spirit who sang her prayers, but even the saintly have limits. She was an artist, a singer, a storyteller. She was a mother, a daughter, a wounded healer sought out by her neighbors for comfort and answers. She was my hero, my teacher, my friend. She was crafts and science projects … Continue reading Sweet Lemonade Out of Wrinkly Limes.
Letter C (A to Z April 2019 Challenge) I am using two books for comparison as I share opinions or impressions of Aesop’s Fables. The first is Aesop’s Favorite Fables Children’s Classic Collection, illustrated by Milo Winter and was first published in 1919. The illustrations and moral teachings are certainly consistent with that era. The … Continue reading The Cat, the Rooster, and the Young Mouse from Aesop’s Fables
Letter B ( A to Z Challenge April 2019) Through the years, the story of Belling the Cat like many of Aesop’s fables has been re-written and adapted to different cultures and social norms of the moment. It is a simple story of a community of mice coming together to solve a common problem, a … Continue reading Belling the Cat from Aesop’s Fables
Aesop’s Fables for Our Times. the grasshopper and the ant (clipart) A year ago I participated in the A to Z April 2018 writing challenge. I had read about it on a blog that I follow, and it seemed like a perfect opportunity for me to commit to writing every day. I was too late … Continue reading Another year with A to Z Challenge
Photo by Lisa Fotios on Pexels.com On cold winter nights,Dreams of lying in our armsKeep me cozy, warm Photo by Burst on Pexels.com
“And suddenly you just know it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” — Meister Eckhart I began a new chapter this week. I started a new job. I work as a Part-time Library Assistant at a local public library, and I am so excited about it! This job was one … Continue reading Work- a New Day, a New Chapter
Used to be Love, Flowers, and Goodbye Tildie slowly exhaled and closed her laptop. Every morning after meditations, she checked her emails and social media. Now and then Tildie would come across the story of the eighty-year-old man who walked five miles to have breakfast with his wife in a memory care facility. When people … Continue reading Why Bring Flowers?
The focus I joined a new book club because I like to read and discuss books with likeminded people. A book club offers the opportunity to explore books and authors that wouldn’t otherwise catch my attention, and I was glad to find this one through my local writers’ group. The club’s focus is Twentieth Century … Continue reading A Book Review from a Writer’s Book Club
If you've read my posts before, you may remember that I started taking writing seriously in March 2018. I've been working on my craft just about every day. If I'm not posting here, I'm reviewing and editing or digging deeper to get to the real story. I recently joined a local writer's association and today … Continue reading First Critique Group