A Year of Listening: Week 14

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is awaiting us....The old skin has to be shed before the new one is to come. -- Joseph Campbell I collected this quotation many years ago.  Spring cleaning away yard debris and winter's film on windows … Continue reading A Year of Listening: Week 14

A year of Listening, Week 12

Go on with a spirit that fears nothing. -- Homer These words reside on my refrigerator door.  I have given these words no notice, no thought for months. Today is a cranky day.  Going on is not as appealing as staying in pajamas. The spirit is cowering.  Who gave me this magnet?  Why have I … Continue reading A year of Listening, Week 12

A Year of Listening, Week 10

One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage of it. --Katherine Anne Porter     Art quilt, Heart's Desire, illustrates the courage to cut a hole in a quilt, to let go of one pattern to become something new.  Personal collection of Norma Colman.

A Year of Listening: to What?

This is my year of listening. On Mondays I post a quotation from my collection, words that resonated the first time I heard them, and which continue to resonate. That is a plan for listening which I share with others. I also have personal listening that is about discovery. What am I hearing? I started … Continue reading A Year of Listening: to What?

A Short Distance Correctly

I collect quotations.  They are tucked into books, into drawers, into baskets.  Some are neatly assembled in a small notebook.  And some roll around in my head, waiting to be recalled.  On certain days those head rollers push into my routine and demand attention. Today two quotations have pushed their way into fabric calculations and food preparation.  The first … Continue reading A Short Distance Correctly