So, tears come easily perhaps. And the pain others put into story form, to allow others to see into their world, see what their challenges and struggles were, see what they rose up from, what brought them to their knees – I feel these things deeply. Continue reading Tears Cresting and Falling – Moved by Literature and Theatre
“You know how sometimes you have a fight with me in your head, and I don’t know anything about it,” my husband asked me this morning. “What if that’s what you have going with ‘The Church’ – what if you are mad at them, but they aren’t even in it, and they’re not mad at you at all?” Yesterday, I wrote a passionate poem and shared it … Continue reading Maybe I was Never a Heathen After All
It was a Poet-Philosopher’s Dream – to watch Life of Pi tonight with my family. To watch the beautiful interpretation of delving into oneself to learn about the great unknowns, the enormous out there, the big questions, the tiger, the vegetarian, the sea and the sky and the storm and the quiet. Oh, such a tremendous movie. Such a story. Such an achievement. A poet … Continue reading Such a Golden, Ruffled Dreamworld; Such a Blue, Blue Sea!
We get pretty excited over math night at our house. I know this is unusual. It hasn’t always been my most favorite thing in the world. In fact, I think I am like so many people who are either intimidated by math, bored by it, or just confused. Here’s the thing. My boys dig architecture, and building things. They have engineering and technology in their … Continue reading Excitement over Math Night and Getting to Play Games!
In honor of the Canadian singer, K.D. Lang’s, birthday; I want to look at the beauty in her face, her spirit, her soul, her life and her voice and consider what beauty really is compared to what the world would have us believe. If you Google her, you will find photos of a very boyish looking woman, with short hair and a square face. If … Continue reading The Truth and Beauty of K.D. Lang
November 1st is Lyle Lovett‘s birthday, and so I want to dwell on him with adoration. Today I would like to look at beauty from the perspective of what beauty sounds like. What do you know about a person from the timbre of his voice, the quality given to the sound of his speech by its overtones? Have you ever closed your eyes when listening … Continue reading The Lyle Lovett School of Beauty