T.S. Eliot: Poet to Work Day 2014

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      Last year I cajoled Emily Dickinson out of the house for Take Your Poet to Work Day. I forgot failed to tell her I wasn’t really going to work that day but that we were going on vacation, and she was going to meet a lot of new people and have a boatload […]

Where is Your Safe Place?

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Safe Places I remember a scorched blanket or crocheted spread wrapped around a baby doll. I remember sitting in the center after finding matches on the bedside table and Grandma Dummer’s yelp and a splash of water. I remember forts of fern with stems stomped down to form a center where I could hide when life got hot. On […]

Bread of Life

"Bread by Tim--Laity Lodge"

    Books :: Yes, I did. I ordered another one today. I’m filling my basket like a starving shopper in the grocery aisle where everything tantalizes. I hope I can eat it all before it grows stale or moldy. Taste and see. Bread of life. :: Multiplied :: “I cannot live without books.” ~ Thomas Jefferson Of […]

Monday Morning Waltz

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  Today I feel… lost.. down… sluggish… Not depressed, really. Kind of empty. Or maybe full. Normal feelings after a period of intense activity, I suppose. I still have plenty to do. My house is screaming for attention. I have a couple of writing deadlines. But it all overwhelms me right now. I’m moving slower, thinking slower. […]

Still Saturday: Atmosphere

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  “Atmosphere is created when we bring our memories, thoughts, and emotions to a place. It is our physical presence that makes a space become real . . . “Dare to awaken your soul to be physically present. “Taste the atmosphere with God and bring all the stories you’re living–the joy, heartbreak, worries, hopes, and […]

Rules

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  killers :: the soul awakened amazing architecture rewriting the rules :: triggers Inspired by chapter 26, “‘Whitespace Killers and Triggers.” Leaving some whitespace here this month as I rest with Bonnie. I’m reading and writing on a chapter a day. In the stillness, Sandy This post is part of the “Finding Spiritual Whitespace Blog […]

Serve

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  serve :: palate of the soul taste short drips and double shots weather of life :: enjoy Inspired by chapter 25, “‘Serving it Up.” Leaving some whitespace here this month as I rest with Bonnie. I’m reading and writing on a chapter a day. In the stillness, Sandy This post is part of the […]

Hedcut

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      sip :: image emerging one tiny dot at a time a shot of whitespace :: savor Inspired by chapter 24, “‘A Menu.” Leaving some whitespace here this month as I rest with Bonnie. I’m reading and writing on a chapter a day. In the stillness, Sandy This post is part of the […]

Hesuchazo

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    soul stress :: mountains of regret currents of new endeavors four buckets of rest :: hesuchazo Inspired by chapter 23, “‘A New Ambition.” Leaving some whitespace here this month as I rest with Bonnie. I’m reading and writing on a chapter a day. In the stillness, Sandy This post is part of the […]

Free

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    hidden :: new territory genie’s out of the bottle so write it broken. :: free Inspired by chapter 22, “Your Whitespace Story.” Leaving some whitespace here this month as I rest with Bonnie. I’m reading and writing on a chapter a day. In the stillness, Sandy This post is part of the “Finding […]