It's getting to me. All the news. All the noise. I am unable to take it all in without being almost deafened by it. The carnage in Syria, Mass shootings. Pipelines. Fish Farms. The Fentanyl overdose epidemic. The Gong show celebrity running the White House I'm like a kid in a nightmare store. So many … Continue reading Good news Bad news
My grandmother was quiet and mysterious and knew mysterious things.
She was part gypsy, at least that is what I grew up believing.
She could heal wounds, and cure sickness, and she always knew how things would turn out.
She could predict bad news, and see right through untrustworthy people.
She knew what to do about both.
She had secret recipes, and special remedies,
and wise old sayings, to fit every situation.
She believed in good luck and friendly forces.
She also believed in the unfriendly forces,
and she took great pains to protect us from them.
I would watch her fill a little cloth bag with needles,
and nails and…
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The creative process includes accepting mistakes and learning to trust that they can lead to a surprise, an insight, a deeper understanding or even a better idea than the one you started with. I have to relearn this lesson regularly. But mistakes or mis-steps or getting stuck or blocked--can be accompanied by horrible self doubt … Continue reading Keep going. Keep Going. Don’t quit.
"No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty" (George Eliot) FALTERER: Someone who is unsteady in purpose or action, as from loss of courage or confidence; I don't want to be a falterer but I think I might be one. At least sometimes. I can lose my direction and my motivation and I can … Continue reading Facing the uncertainty.
I wrote this post last summer. Wow. It's been almost a year since I have come back here. I have been so busy working on my plays that I haven't come back to tell you about my progress or anything else. I think I better keep this promise that I made to myself last July. … Continue reading Starting Over. Getting back on track.