This blog entry is posted at Wholly (Holy) Ordinary.
I was overjoyed this morning when my dogs left muddy pawprints in the hallway by my back door.
Not the most common reaction, to be sure. But, to me, that mud refreshes hope that has been waning.
Read the rest of this blog post at Muddy Paws …
About MargaretAnnePreacher, Writer, Aunt, Composter, Sew-er, Crafter, Dog-lover, World-traveler, Artist, Canner, Cook, Pray-er, Sister, Retreat-leader, Reader, Daughter.
- Shoeless M.O.
- What’s your story?
- PIF Thoughts (in progress) #5
- PIF Thoughts (in progress) #4
- PIF Thoughts (in progress) #3
- PIF Thoughts (in progress) #2
- PIF Thoughts (in progress) #1
- Images of the Aftermath
- Tornado Stuff
- What Tears May Come
- Life in the Aftermath
- Over the Rainbow: reflections on a tornado
- Expiration Date?
- A Lenten Poem
- The Running of the Sap
- To Keep a True Lent
- The Comfort of Ashes
- Another Ash Wednesday Poem
- “Remember That You Are [Star]Dust”
- A Fond Goodbye
- Longest Night
- A Little Funny
- High Water Marks
- I Don’t Need a Thing
- The Road(s) to Nowhere
"The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside from a generous hand. But - and this is the point - who gets excited by a mere penny? It is dire poverty indeed when a man is so malnourished and fatigued that he won't stoop to pick up a penny. But if you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted in pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days. It is that simple. What you see is what you get." :: Annie Dillard from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
"Trusting our creativity is a new behavior for many of us. It may feel quite threatening initially, not only to us but also to our intimates. We may feel - and look - erratic. This erraticism is a normal part of getting unstuck, pulling free from the muck that has blocked us. It is important to remember that at first flush, going sane feels just like going crazy." :: Julia Cameron in "The Artist's Way"
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