Sunday, December 21, 2014
so much to be grateful for,
how do we also honor our disappointments?
The job, promotion, or raise we didn't get,
the contest we didn't win,
the marriage that didn't last,
the child that didn't live,
the persistent wounds
that never seem to heal...
We sit here,
up to our necks in gifts and sorrows
those timeless figures in the creche --
what do they have to teach us
about holding in our hearts
both joy and sadness?
Posted by Diane Walker at 8:10 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
what to us is just
a means to an end --
from one home to another --
might prove to be
a perfect host
for someone else's home.
Nature's like that,
you know --
she seems to find
some unexpected use
for even the darnedest things!
Posted by Diane Walker at 3:03 PM
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
"Even though personal creativity may not lead to fame and fortune,
it can do something that from the individual's point of view is even more important:
make day-to-day experiences more vivid, more enjoyable, more rewarding.
When we live creatively, boredom is banished
and every moment holds the promise of a fresh discovery.
Whether or not these discoveries enrich the world beyond our personal lives,
living creatively links us with the process of evolution."
-- from Creativity, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Posted by Diane Walker at 8:40 AM
Monday, December 15, 2014
And again I ask:
What are you waiting for?
And how are you spending your time while you wait?
Are you squawking? sleeping?
preening? feathering your nest?
Why, when you have the wings to fly,
would you waste your time
waiting for some undefined future?
Take flight, my friend, and soar into the beauty of Now...
Posted by Diane Walker at 6:14 AM