My Heart Speaks Here
- April 02
- I'll tell you about my journey while I'm telling myself, rereading and saying aha! yes! and that is what it was like!
Words have magic feet. I like to see them dance.
The rest is to be kept quiet because it is sacred. How I watch people and love them never wondering if we'll agree. I love them because they are.
I believe in words but they aren't everything. I'll take harsh speech and good deeds over eloquence and little helpful action in the world.
There's shades of gray through everything which is one of many reasons I pray, "Thy Will not mine be done," trying not to cross my fingers but keep my eyes and heart open.
MY RECENT POSTS
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May 04, 2013 06:46PM
- no better reason
April 24, 2013 05:48PM
- Quiet Intentions
April 07, 2013 06:17PM
- A Successful Recipe:
Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies
March 14, 2013 07:07PM
- We're Here Now
January 25, 2013 08:19PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “You've put something
almost indescribable into
April 24, 2013 06:10PM
- “JT, I love your
enthusiasm! People ask why I
don't eat wheat
and to me it's
March 15, 2013 03:30PM
- “Dianne, Thank you! Yes,
I grind the almonds in a
processor. I could buy
March 15, 2013 02:55PM
- “Margret, I assume
they're healthier but I will
never say so
definitely :-) I
March 15, 2013 01:29AM
- “Thanks l'Heure Bleue,
Baking really is a fun
me. Glad it
March 15, 2013 12:35AM
Since I joined Open Salon last September, I've been considering writing a post where I tell how Sharon, aka Mimetalker, has influenced my life. My first thought was that I should ask permission, then she left this:
Ann, Thank you for a wonderfully revealing Open Call. I'm glad to hear all is well. Looks like you have ample reading material for the rest of the night and probably tomorrow too!
1 – I tune people out when they're talking to me (not all the time, but/… Read full post »
what are you gonna do with all this quiet
hold it at arms length with your face turned away, singing, "nanny nanny boo boo, you can't catch me"
tap it out in free verse
carry it in your pocket for another day only to find quiet… Read full post »
My children don't read most of what I write, but they know other people do. They only read stories about themselves and facebook status updates where I tell that Super Man is in the building as a way of sharing that my son's been in the dress up box and… Read full post »
Indecision is the first clue, then guilt. Spontaneous creativity that normally makes family life fun begins to fade, replaced by direct, plain spoken instructions like, "Go to your room. Close the door. Come out when you're no longer interested in insulting your brother."
I wrote in… Read full post »
We are a sea of bodies
each on a mysterious
We are a sea of souls
We could reach each other
I stretch my right arm
I am a line
a wisp of smoke
first… Read full post »
My husband works long hours. So often, days will pass where I am always with my children, when not a single fight or incident between the boys occurs, nor a single break where I am only dancing to the beat of a single drum, my own. When there… Read full post »
I'm late to the party. I hadn't planned on attending. The words, “grilled cheese” kept flashing across the screen and I kept ignoring them, mostly.
The faintest desire for one of those comfort sandwiches would rise up, but no more so than any wisp of want for one of… Read full post »
"Mom, tell me a bed time story, something that really happened."
"Well, when Chile was less than a year old..."
1993 - I live in a single room in a converted hotel. I'm sound asleep. One morning, some time before my alarm goes off, I feel… Read full post »
in a sea of love
a fetal form
steady beats her heart
her wings unfold
on either sid… Read full post »
What do you want to write?
I want to write every minute just in case I want one back if only in shadows and only for a moment. I know I can't write music, how my spirit arcs and I don't know where I've been.… Read full post »
But since you weren't, enjoy! Hang on to the end, there's a chance you'll smile (either in enjoyment or embarrassment for our family, or both).
What's in the yellow boxes mom?
Oh, I get it!!!
Outside my window...
A couple inches of fine white snow on bare branches, five pine trees in a row, two garbage cans on their side (from morning pick up), a bench and a five pointed star on our neighbor's fence. Snow still falling.
If you read this post, you may remember mention of odd talents for a woman nearly 40 years old.
Behind me is amazed niece (in pink pants) before she met me eyeball to eyeball at which point I twisted sideways and fell over.
I know, no form… Read full post »
Early on, I decided to let my younger son wean himself from nursing. Sadly, I needed to stop before he chose to. I had been pregnant and/or nursing for several years and needed my body back. I also felt he needed to enter a new phase even if he wasn't happy… Read full post »
A summer Saturday afternoon in the 80's.
“But you do it every other day, he won't know the difference.”
“I can't. He'll know they're for me this time.”
“He… Read full post »
One day, I'll probably write a more detailed account of growing up in an ice rink. For now, I wanted to draft a sketch. This is a revision of one of my first posts. Even with cuts, it's still long, but hopefully entertaining.
A neighbor gave me her… Read full post »
He didn't cry on his birth day.
He peed on my floppy stomach, nursed energetically, made small chirps from his look out in a swaddling blanket, wandered the hospital room with those large hazel eyes and sighed while he slept in the crook of my arm next to… Read full post »
ancient Persian melody calls me back
from a distance unknown
so far had I lost sight
of my soul
body stretched on orange shag, beating pages with my sad journey
fat blue candle on a rickety coffee table I've taken the legs off… Read full post »
Part of a comment left by maddiesdadd on my free verse poem last night-
"Now, how about a Haiku, or did I miss that one? Just kidding,
but not really. I'd be fascinated to read it.
I can't say I'm impressed with the results of a first attempt, but I… Read full post »
it is really best
if i don't
tell what didn't happen
until i can
find a place
in my heart for
can i have coffee
with my characters
is that what i
need to do
have them over
… Read full post »
Today my writing space has shifted directions.
Normally I write here, by the west wall of our cozy living room
facing a picture window.
Normally my son doesn't snag that spot on the couch before me and even if he does I kindly oust him with… Read full post »