The Beginning It is 3 pm on July 4. I plop on the couch for an afternoon nap after a pleasant morning with my daughter and some friends at the annual parade. Friends are due to arrive at 6 to watch a movie. My cell phone rings. My pastor’s name appears on caller ID. I’m […]
HEART PONDERINGS … sharing with you the things I keep in my heart
Inspiration As a poetry-challenged reader and writer, curiosity gripped me when Gerald Greene, the resident poet in a writing group I attend, said to me, “You writing style is poetry ready.” He suggested that I look through my memoir and find sections that could be turned into poetry. This stayed with me all month. All […]
Noticing Sensations For the first time in three years, I have been gifted with two experiences of being “home alone.” When Marvel took Nicole swimming. I noticed how good it felt to have the house to myself. When Carol took her to her birthday lunch, I noticed again that same sensation in my body. I […]
Several years ago, this book caught my attention. I loved the title, especially the subtitle, and the cover. When I began reading it, I found I had a lot more to love. The author, Carol Lee Flinders, received a doctorate and taught about the literature of medieval women’s mysticism … a way of seeing that […]
Depression The past few months I notice a change in my daughter’s behavior. She sleeps more (and she already sleeps a lot because daytime sleepiness is one of the symptoms of her disease), spends more time in her room, doesn’t eat as much, is even more non-communicative than usual, complains of aches and pains. After […]
It has been a long journey!