Let's talk about the pleasures and puzzles of the smaller mystery--mystery novels and other fiction--and the bigger one--life.
Andi, does it ever give you a little start to open this site and fine one of your photos here? 'Cause you never know which I'll use.
Bah--Winter. Need consistent warm temps. Nancy, you do keep us on our toes. I gave a little start when you ripped me away from beautiful flowering tree to snowy leaves. Though I do really like the pic. Up uber early. Insomnia gig is the pits this week. I have a brainstorming session scheduled with an independent editor this afternoon. After three years with this story I still hear words like stereotype and been done many times before, so I'm looking to find some ways to add new deminsions and depth. We'll see how that goes. Fresh is beginning to be a word I detest and that eludes me. Friday be here-YEAH. Beth, Glad you had such a good time with twin. Kelly, hope the aches subside soon and you can get that spring in your step again. Bono--Tortoise headache--LOLENJOY day off!!Fabulous Friday to All.
Can You Imagine? by Mary OliverFor example, what the trees donot only in lightning stormsor the watery dark of a summer's nightor under the white nets of winterbut now, and now, and now - wheneverwe're not looking. Surely you can't imaginethey don't dance, from the root up, wishingto travel a little, not cramped so much as wantinga better view, or more sun, or just as avidlymore shade - surely you can't imagine they juststand there loving everyminute of it, the birds or the emptiness, the dark ringsof the years slowly and without a soundthickening, and nothing different unless the wind,and then only in its own mood, comesto visit, surely you can't imaginepatience, and happiness, like that.Still poetry month and trees seem to be a recurring theme here.
And to you too, Lisa, and all. Guess what I bought yesterday? The Virgin of Small Plains, that's what. I read it last year but have now bought the pbk and I'm determined to get it signed one day. Nancy - organise a UK tour please!
Nancy, I like seeing what your eye latches on too. I get surprised by your choices a lot which is very fun.Here's a counterbalancing early sign of spring (and one I didn't have to get by looking down!). [LINK]bono, it would great if you came here; there's lots to do -- our little tourist area is full of shops, galleries, places to eat, great scenery (largest state park, national forest, state forest). And you won't need directions because I will give you the grand tour. :) Sorry about the sleeplessness, Lisa. Just pretend sleep is a test and you have to follow the instructions. ;)Morning all.
Oops -- got so excited about the thought of bono coming, I forgot my link to the early sign of spring.[REALLY A LINK]
Morning, all! Great pic, andi!More fun with horses today. Then maybe the beach. Lots of girl time. I'm finding my smile again. Looks like it might be gloomy in P'cola today - or else the sun just hasn't come up yet. :-)I love that poem, Lisa! Have fun with the brainstorming - keep your mind open to new directions, even if it means a lot of work. But also remember that in the end, it's YOUR story. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!
Morning, all! Today there is SUN - again, 2 whole days in a row!! A greater plus: it's FRIDAY.An even greater plus: finished 2nd round of edits on BLOOD KIN last night (1 night turnaround, yeah, buddy)!::Throws open door to spring and all good things ahead::TGIF, y'all!
I was scared for a minute and thought that was a photo from this morning!Lisa, I'm sorry about your insomnia. But, the poetry makes it worth it from my perspective!(waving) Hi Nancy, Andi, Nicola, Beth, Maria Lima & everyone yet to come!
Love that pic of the whirly-gigs against the brilliant blue sky - and the one on the front page, too! Andif, sounds like it would be a fun road trip, and copies of your pix, too!!!!Lovely poem, Lisa. Thanks. Hope you have good news from editor and are able to get some sleep this weekend. How many days of school left?Sounds like you're having some healing good times, Beth. Good for you.Nancy, would you stop in Cleveland on your way to a tour of the UK to sign Nicola's book? Please?Good going, Maria!Waves back to KB and to all who arrive later. I'm off to run some errands and get some yard work done. (singsongs, "I have the day off, I have the day off." lol)Where's Farf?
I'm around, just deep in the mime shaft. So to speak.The world continues to ignore my request to stop for a few days so I can get some stuff done.
"In the woods is perpetual youth."-- Ralph Waldo EmersonWednesday: Left for Bradford Woods (www.bradwoods.org) with 63 sixth graders.Friday: Retruned with 63 something that we'll work out in the next 8 weeks.Endorphin rush: Priceless.
Nicely done, Andi!Winter is finally losing its grasp on the Hudson Valley. It was a fairly warm and sunny day here.Off to Long Island tomorrow to look at a car.
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