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”
"If we find just one really good friend in this life, we are very fortunate. It's a rare gift." I opened the Valentine from my husband this morning and read: It is something--it can be everything--to have found a fellow bird with whom you can sit among the rafters while drinking and boasting and reciting … Continue reading A LESSON FROM THE BIRDS
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.