Thursday, February 28, 2008


Nathalie Goldberg : Learn to write about the ordinary. Give homage to old coffee cups, sparrows, city buses, thin ham sandwiches. Make a list of everything ordinary you can think of. Keep adding to it. Promise yourself, before you leave the earth, to mention everything on your list at least once in a poem, short story, newspaper article.

Monday, February 18, 2008


Pablo Casals : Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michaelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.

Friday, February 15, 2008

My Little Word Revisited.

Well HELLO mid February what have you done with my word?
So my word for this year is {Happiness}.

This morning I decided to go looking for it again. We were doing nicely, my word + I, for the first month or so and then things (also known as the crazy life me) got in the way.

Last year my word was enjoy. What I liked about that word was that it lived just beneath the surface and it was perfectly comfortable there. I could whisper it to center myself or simply call it up in my mind when I needed a reminder to take a deeper breath or to take a step back from a situation. It simply existed within me - which was what I really needed at that point in time.

This year my word {happiness} requires more action. I want it to require more action. I want it to get me to look at every situation with a smile. I want it to guide me in making healthy choices for myself confidenty. I think I need something a bit louder than a whisper this year. I think I literally need to say my word out loud when I need that push to take action.

The only person who can make this happen for myself is me. One choice at a time. One day at a time. So where does my word live? Is it a beneath-the-surface or in-my-face sort of word? What are am doing to actively reflect on my word.
So Word-Up!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Saturday, February 02, 2008


As quickly as I can but as slowly as I must.