Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Worshiping the Photosynthesis Gods
Or maybe it’s just that we haven’t seen the sun for so darned long here in the Midwest...!
The above is a closeup of aglaia odorata, in lemony-fragrant bloom in my sun room. Ahhh.
"People, like all forms of life, only change when something so disturbs them that they are forced to let go of their present beliefs. Nothing changes until we interpret things differently. Change occurs only when we let go of our certainty. " ~ Dee Hock