You see...I was really really so sad over the shooting of the school children. I think it hit me so hard because my own granddaughter was just that age and I could only imagine...and quite frankly had a hard time putting it out of my mind.
I am writing a prisoner and have been for about 6 months now...it's a very very long story, but I'm so glad I'm doing it..he has been such a blessing to me.
I did have a wreck that totaled my car and though no one was hurt, it just made me realize how incredibly crazy and even dangerous the traffic was...and why? Shopping? It all kind of scared me.
All that being said, it seemed like anything I might want to write would just be so shallow and frivolous and almost....well the first words that come to mind are pathetically unimportant. How can I post photos and content about curtains and paint and tile while so many in this world are truly living in such immense pain?
How do you write Merry Christmas on a colorful card to a young man who may be behind bars for most of the good part of his life?
I have really thought a lot about it and this is the conclusion that I have come to....
Our world will always be full of this kind of thing..no matter what we do or don't do
I am so blessed by reading about your fun and meaningful creative worlds--it has been quite healing
Perhaps it's very important, rather than frivolous, to know how much good still exists in the world
Do you suppose it's possible that all the little good parts of all our worlds...stuck together, could actually
When our youngest was attending Texas A&M, one of the rich traditions they do each year is
they meet at a certain hour and call the name of all those that have died
some are old, some are young, some are tragic and some are expected
but they unite
light a candle one to another
those that are chosen to, answer "here" to the names called~
and soon, the space is illuminated
yes, our world can be hard and scary and full of sorrow
in our everyday lives there are
words and photos
poetic, humorous, engaging and informative
sons that cut hair locks for love, family, Swedish antiques, frolicky puppies, couples that have loved each other for years and years, letters to daughters, castles, water colored owls, recipes,
fashion tips, Christmas wreaths, garden tips, art, makeovers, travel and just plain
everyday lives lived
a light that beckons us
away from the dark