I kissed my husband and gave him a gentle hug, and they rolled him into surgery. The doctor said, “He’s going to happy hour, and you’re going to the torture chamber.” Everyone laughed, but it wasn’t funny. It was true. For the next seven hours and fifteen minutes, I sat in the surgical waiting room. Watching. Listening. Thinking. Waiting. Before continuing, my husband is … [Read more...]
Have you written YOUR life story?
You can think your life is boring or insignificant, but it is YOUR story in the making. Nothing happens that does not contribute to the story line, setting, and plot. Like any good novel, there are ebbs and flows, but always connections to history, past and present characters, and dreams. Fred Allen, American radio comedian, said, "A human being is nothing but a story with a … [Read more...]
What is a story? What is your story?
What is a story? What is your story? A story is anything you choose it to be. It can be as simple as describing a flower blowing in the breeze or as complex as your entire life. It can be something you did on Sunday or what broke your heart when you were ten years old. Every day holds a multitude of stories. Every fiction or non-fiction book is a collection of stories. A song … [Read more...]
Happy Mother’s Day Mother – and Thank YOU!
Happy Mother’s Day Mother – and Thank YOU! My remarkable mother died in 2007 at the age of 86, right before Christmas. I miss her. I wish I could again thank her and tell her I love her. I would especially like to give her a hug. Without her parenting and influence I would be a totally different person today. Her name was Millie, short for Mildred, and she was beautiful, … [Read more...]
Why I write
Why I write I saw this quote by Shannon Alder on www.goodreads.com/quotes and loved it. It is true for me for sure! Enjoy and keep writing; it is good for our mental health. “I write to find strength. I write to become the person that hides inside me. I write to light the way through the darkness for others. I write to be seen and heard. I write to be near those I … [Read more...]