Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Better late than never!

Wow, has it really been almost a month since I posted here?
Time truly does fly!

Better late than never, here I am again! Whew, the candle is getting dim, isn't it?
Just in time, I opened my e-mail the other day, and found some encouragement to keep writing. Thank you, Jayne! :)

A quote I read in "Body + Soul" magazine today:
"When you commit your dreams to paper, you give them a place to take root."

I'd add that commiting my dreams to the "blog-world" is giving them a place to take root, too!
And, as challenged as I am with keeping up with paper............ I think that in the blog-world, I'm much more likely to be able to find those written-down dreams again!

Not too long ago, I didn't have any dreams for myself........... just dreams for my kids.
Now, I'm beginning to have dreams for myself, too!
One of those dreams is writing poetry. I'm beginning to think that to write poetry, I need to develop an "eye" for the simple beauty in life.

Today, the simple beauty I noticed was some music on Public Radio. I looked on the playlist, and it was called ANONYMOUS: Sonata Chiquitana. It was a simple piece, with just a few instruments........... a flute, an oboe, maybe a clarinet, and a couple of others. The music lifted my spirits, and brought a smile to my face.

I can't wait to find out what beauty I notice in my little corner of the world tomorrow! Maybe it will be a sight, maybe a sound, maybe an act of kindness that I notice. I've heard it said that we usually find what we're looking for!

1 comment:

Jayne said...

I started my blog as a way to get out of my comfort zone and reach out to the world and that was in December of 2005. It has opened up an entire new world for me and it will for you too Evelyn. So much to be discovered.