This morning, I explored the origins of poetry. Poetry was first heard through voice, rather than read from the pages of a book. It was an oral tradition. Poetry was the record-keeper of human experience, knowledge, and belief systems. As language developed, storytellers traveled from place to place reciting stories and collecting new legends andContinue reading “Afternoon on a Hill by Edna St. Vincent Millay”
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Friendships with Commas
A long-time friend once said to me, “We have a friendship, with commas.” “What does that mean?” I asked. “It means that, no matter how much time has passed, we pick up our conversation where we left off. There are no “periods” in our friendship timeline.” This memory floated into my thoughts as I wasContinue reading “Friendships with Commas”
William should have the last word…
“O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.” William Shakespeare
Grace for Others
Remember when you were in grade school and someone else got picked to be teacher’s helper? Remember when your friend achieved an “A” when you only received a “B+” on the final math test? Remember when you found out someone was making a higher salary? Were you thankful? “It is delightfully easyContinue reading “Grace for Others”
Never look back, unless…
Have you ever said – “I wish we could go back to the good old days.” Somehow, we seem to forget that there were problems back then, too!! “Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.” Henry David Thoreau
Florists – This post is for you!
There will come a time when the flowers will fall asleep in the snow. My walks will become more brisk and I will have a warm cloak and scarf to ward off the chill. The leaves will cushion the walkways even as the earth accepts the coldness. Florists make our world beautiful all year around. Continue reading “Florists – This post is for you!”
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