Moving involves sorting through one's life. The stacks of cards and letters, the memories in each object. What matters in the matter I have collected? How much of the past do I wish to carry? Am I moving away or moving toward? It is time for me to use this blog more actively, especially to … Continue reading MOVING ON | Life’s transitions
ABC’s Robin Roberts asked Maya Angelou, "When did you know you were going to be a blessing?" The poet answered, "I meant to be a blessing. I intended to be a blessing. I still do. It is my heart's intent. My life depends on it--to be a blessing." Thinking about "being a blessing" as a … Continue reading REVISITING “I AM A BLESSING”
Be inspired to write more and more often. Have fun writing with a friend. Strengthen your writing by engaging your senses and deepening your observations. Betsy Fletcher, a retreat participant, first suggested postcard poetry to me. She had learned the exercise at a workshop with Sarah Zale, a poet on the Olympic Peninsula. Betsy and … Continue reading WRITE POSTCARD POETRY? YES, YOU CAN.