Tag Archives: WORDS


21 May

“Let your amazement out into the room.

Pry open the box you hide your joy in.

Be a poem.”

John Patrick Shanley (1950 – ) Playwright



28 Apr

“Words make love on the page like flies in the summer heat,
and the poet is only the bemused spectator.” 
Charles Simic


13 Mar

“ All of us have to learn how to invent our lives, make them up, imagine them. We need to be taught these skills; we need guides to show us how. If we don’t, our lives get made up for us by other people.”

Ursula  Le Guin (1929 - ) American novelist  ….. on the porch of her Portland, Oregon home.  Photo by Sue Zalokar

Ursula Le Guin (1929 – ) American Novelist
….. on the porch of her Portland, Oregon home.
Photo by Sue Zalokar


28 Dec

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle once wrote, for his character Sherlock Holmes, “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”


5 Dec

When there is no chaos, the mystery of self becomes apparent and bold. It is only then that we are free. Vulnerabilities, such as they are, dispel into a profundity of tranquility. If you go deep enough, you will find that it is acceptable to shed the ego, something that, after all, only matters to the superficial.


9 Nov

“Tell me the story …..
about how the sun loved the moon so much
that she died every night just to let him breathe.”
Hanako Ishii


15 Mar




8 Mar

Nothing very extraordinary happened really.
But the life we lived was amazing.


Angelica Bell
Last direct link to the Bloomsbury Group


8 Nov

There have been times, in recent days, when my dreams are so vivid that I’m not certain if they are indeed just dreams or memories of a time past. I don’t know anymore if my delusional existence is one I’ve lived or just imagined to have lived.


I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man. – Chuang Tzu (Taoist philosopher of the fourth century BC)


3 Sep

Griffin and Sabine, and 84, Charing Cross Road are two epistolary books that I’ve read several times. The writing in both books is delectable. And I don’t even need to add salt as they are quite delicious all on their own.

Would you like a taste?

< “My days are barren but my nights are heady with you … I feel you moving to your dark side. Give your shadow a chance to unveil itself.”

The book arrived safely, the Stevenson is so fine it embarrasses my orange-crate bookshelves, I’m almost afraid to handle such soft vellum and heavy cream colored pages……I never knew a book could be such a joy to the touch.” >

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The Whisper of God

Years ago, I started writing down all the amazing ways God used my day-to-day activities, children, family, and nature to teach me. The more I wrote, the more I noticed our extraordinary God in my everyday ordinary life. It became an exercise of the heart and grew my relationship with Christ in a way I had never experienced. Opening up the Bible daily drew me into His will and wonderful ways. He was no longer a friend of a friend, but my personal friend. I began to hear God whisper His desires and lessons for me. Now, my goal is to encourage women to stop and listen for His whisper in their lives by sharing what God has taught me through my Bible Studies and devotionals.

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