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.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Totally Random Tuesday-Magic Words

Asking a friend how they are (in that sincere way that means it and listens for the answer) is like offering magic words, because the question itself is a gift. Whenever someone sincerely asks me that, I want to say, "Thanks to your question, I am cared about."


  1. Awww, that's sweet and oh so true!

  2. Tammy,
    So tell me, how ARE you? I really do hope you are fine. You can certainly tell when someone is being polite and someone is really interested. Next week looks wide open for me if you have any free time. Have you read Anne Lamott's book, Grace Eventually? Highly recommended!

  3. LOL...I am fine, thanks, you two!!! I've often noticed that good writers seem to possess the most empathy, but I don't know if that's a chicken or an egg thing. Anyway, hope you both are fine, too! Haven't read that, Linda, but will look for it. Next week is pretty open. Will email. :)

  4. I was going to ask, too! Hope you're still doing well, and keeping reasonably cool!



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