Getting my prose on… (kinda, sorta)

I was going to write a blog post about my six-year-old daughter's fear of death; and then I wrote a poem about it [instead]. That's not to say that I've entirely abandoned the idea, as there's a lot for me to say on the matter, but... it's been hard for me to make progress on… Continue reading Getting my prose on… (kinda, sorta)

Rekindled by a spark from another person…

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.-Gertrude Stein (1874 – 1946) No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.-Alfred North Whitehead (1861 – 1947) If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better… Continue reading Rekindled by a spark from another person…

The essence of all beautiful art…

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.-Lionel Hampton (1908 – 2002) As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.-John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963) Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or… Continue reading The essence of all beautiful art…

Granted, or: Gifted

A haibun There's no getting around it. Really, it's quite annoying that the object of my greatest gratitude is so self-evident to me. How can I pen a clever poem on a response that's so banal? I am thankful for the well-being of my 6¾-year-old daughter. She is healthy, smart, sweet, sensitive, and, most importantly,… Continue reading Granted, or: Gifted