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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Something More Found

Nothing more lovely than discovering items that look as though they were planted just for me. Reminds me yet again how precious this present moment is; there is simply so much to bear witness to.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

To Work Magic





To work magic is to weave the unseen forces into form; 
to soar beyond sight; 
to explore the uncharted dream realm of the hidden reality.
~Starhawk

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Difficult Times Have Helped Me...




Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
~Isak Dinesen

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

State of Mind



I felt
Mind dripping tiredness.
I thought
I'll work on my writing grant.
I knew
I'd better get started soon.
And then I watched the top of the aspen swaying freely in the soft light nearing dusk.
And I was certain
Stepping forward grace awaits.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Redeem


Redeem
The time. Redeem
The unread vision in the higher dream...
                                                         ~T.S. Eliot


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Channeling Nora

Forget Me Nots



Nora Ephron died this past week and I can't stop thinking about her. I was only vaguely familiar with her work. I read an article in the New York Times that covered  her career. The article noted her last book, written 2 years ago, was called, "I Remember Nothing." I laughed, knowing exactly what that feels like and thinking, "that's my world". I read on, turns out she's written/co-written/directed some of my all time favorite movies; you know the ones you can watch over and over and you're waiting for the perfect-pitch dialogue? When Harry Met Sally, You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, Mixed Nuts, Michael, Julie & Julia. Her first screenplay was Silkwood; remember how powerful that movie was and Cher in the title role (who was wonderful).

What I'm trying to get at is I feel that I have been injected with a shot of a new meaning to my writing  Not to say I had writers block. I can always write something if I simply make the time to sit down and do it. My issue isn't that I don't have any ideas. Mine is that the mind moves so fast it makes it challenging to slow the thoughts and ideas down to actually make sense of them and get the words/ideas out of my head and onto the computer or notebook or (now) iPad.

I took myself to the library and checked out "I Remember Nothing", which I read in a few days. I laughed - out loud - through the entire book. How many books have you read that you can say that about? Now I want to go back and read everything she's written and watch all her movies.

But, I also want to write new pieces. She was a journalist, a screen writer and she wrote satire. After reading her book I've been thinking, "I can write satire." I thought you had to be cynical and have somewhat of a negative view of the world and not have much of a beating heart. Turns out, like Nora, you can have a big beating heart and see things/have observations and be able to write about them with wit and intelligence and not hurt people's feelings in the process. (although the truth is we never have any control over how a person chooses to take anything).

So there you have it. I'm headed over to Netflix to begin a "Sunday with Nora Ephron's Movies Marathon".
Then I'm headed to the library to check out, "I Feel Bad About My Neck", "Heartburn", and anything else on the shelves. There is nothing more gratifying as a creative spirit than to be infused with big inspiration.

Thanks Nora, you are number one on my growing list of heroines that make me proud to be a woman in this world.

Aspens

Aspens
Bending Branch

Aspens

Aspens
Aspen Bark

Aspens

Aspens

Buddha Applied

Buddha Applied

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time
Silence

Silence Series

Silence Series
Silence2

Silence Series

Silence Series
Silence3

Street Photography

Street Photography

Train Graffitti

Markings

Faces From the World

Faces From the World
Bhutan

India

India
Folk Art Festival