When I write I find elbow room for my soul.
~ Jane Penland Hoover ~
From Mary Oliver –
Red Bird “And so everywhere
the beautiful crying forth
of the ideas of Godone of which was you.”
Another from Mary Oliver: “Pay attention, be astonished and tell about it.”
The art of living involves learning how to stay not run away form what comes to your day. The art of living involves awakening to this moment and the next, embracing and releasing again and again. ~ Jane Penland Hoover ~
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of
breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
~ George Carlin ~
Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables.
The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That is what poetry does.
~ Allen Ginsberg ~
Only when I make room for the child’s voice within me do I feel genuine and creative.
~ Alice Miller ~
Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader—not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.
~ E.L. Doctorow ~
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
~ George Bernard Shaw ~
We write to taste life twice, in the moment, and in retrospection… We write to be able to transcend our life, to reach beyond it. We write to teach ourselves to speak with others, to record the journey into the labyrinth. ~ Anais Nin ~
A focused mind is one of the most powerful forces in the universe.
~ Fortune cookie ~
Sometimes you just get rid of everybody and begin with what’s left.
~ Charles Bukowski ~
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
~ Oscar Wilde ~
Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.
~Barbara Kingsolver ~
The ice is thin; come on dive in underneath my lucid skin. The cold is lost, forgotten.
~ Sarah McLachlan ~
Dust in the air suspended
Marks where a story ended
“I know of no higher fortitude than stubbornness in the face of overwhelming odds.” ~Louis Nizer
“A poet is someone who can pour light into a cup, then raise it to nourish your beautiful parched, holy heart.” — Hafiz