The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.Dieter F. Uchdorf The past seven months are a blur. The one year anniversary of my father's passing was incredibly difficult and wrestling with my grief used up what little energy I have. I haven't been writing as much -- the well … Continue reading Challenge: 30 Days of Creativity
What is the true measure of success?
Writing has so much to give, so much to teach, so many surprises. That thing you had to force yourself to do---the actual act of writing---turns out to be the best part. It's like discovering that while you thought you needed the tea ceremony for the caffeine, what you really needed was the tea ceremony. … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Reward
“The truth is, until you know any different, the island is enough.Actually, I know different. And it's still enough.” Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races For the past five nights, the song of the peepers has risen to a crescendo. I hear them ululate their mating arias and the notes fill me with joy and profound … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Place
You do not have to be good.You do not have to walk on your kneesfor a hundred miles through the desert repenting.You only have to let the soft animal of your bodylove what it loves.Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Mary Oliver, Wild Geese When I hear the word more, … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: More