Kindness + compassion + joy + inclusiveness = true love.
...it's a life's work that can sustain us.
On Saint Valentine's Day, let's celebrate our ability to love. Love reaches outside ourselves and desires the best for the beloved. Start by loving those around us. Love a partner, love a child, love a dog, love music, love the beauty of a sunrise, love a painting, love the sensation of breathing fresh air, love … Continue reading Love
And another little something sweet to round out this Valentine's weekend. As faithful readers know, I am not a poet. But I dabble, and my fellow Washington author Audra Middleton convinced me to join her Love Poem Challenge. My short piece joins several others - read them all, vote for your favorite, and enjoy!
Here is a little piece I wrote at a workshop last weekend. I thought more about writing than love when I jotted it down, but upon re-reading, I think it fits both. ~*~ If anyone has the recipe for this, it is hand-written and stained with coffee, milk, flour, chocolate, grease. The words are smudged … Continue reading Friday the 13th: The Luck of Love, For Which There is No Recipe
Welcome to February! Two fun author events are starting up, both involving contests. (Is there something about the few weeks after the Super Bowl and before spring training that leaves us hungry for competition of any kind to fill the gap?) Coffee Time Romance & More's blog is sponsoring a Valentine's Day scavenger hunt with … Continue reading February, Love, & Audience Participation
Thought for Valentine's day: "Love ain't better left unspoken" (M. Fountain, Wounds). Speak love into being today.
I found this song lyric I wrote some undefined time ago, inspired by a line spoken by a good friend at the right moment. Since it's about love, I'm posting it a couple days before Valentine's Day this year, an early Valentine for us all. Enough Time We’ve spent enough time in fear and painful … Continue reading An early Valentine