…When I was putting my book, “Chasing the Green Sun,” together in 2012, I faced lots of choices about how to intermingle my fiction, poetry, and memoir pieces, “What would Margo do?” I dreamed some solutions one night, and guess who was helping me? I’d like to take that dream to one of her dream circles. Better yet, I wish it could come true…
the Connie comes alive with the voices and sounds of the local “Crick Culture.” That’s what we call it here. Kayaking begins in earnest in late winter as soon as the ice begins to dissipate. Hearty enthusiasts will continue to ride the rapids through the summer days in into the fall season. The Connie’s whitewater rapids provide the perfect setting for a swift course for kayakers to perfect their skills.
“I expected that as my copyediting skills developed, I’d frequently question and second guess myself. I didn’t expect the feeling of expectation when I opened my email, the joy that comes with the delivery of every submission or the brief sense of disappointment when no new submissions arrive. “
Four days later, I still haven’t held my baby boy. We can only touch him with gloved hands, reaching through a small window in his isolate chamber. And intubated so he can breathe, he makes no sound. Body rigid, wanting consolation, mouth working, but no sound rushes out.
Needles, cloth, scissors, floss
Objects are symbolic metaphors
Powerful as distant legends
“A Quiet Place can be your reading room, or you can even expand it to include another activity such as I have done with mine. In addition to my books, I have storage on the shelves for storage of my bead working supplies.”
“When I felt afraid, I was the bravest of all,” Excerpt by Anne Copeland.
If my mother had been born with anything in her mouth, I would have to say it was a silver needle.
“My, how our hearts can be torn apart by what we think we want, what we wish we had…”
…I have no right to tell you how, when, or even if you should heal from the multigenerational pain of PTSD (Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder). I would encourage you, though, at least to consider the healing possibility of reconciliation because you deserve so much better than to have your strength sapped by anger that abates only after you’ve lashed out at someone you don’t even know. ..