The Little Pieces of Wisdom I Treasure Which May Be Made of Tissue Paper

Why would I need great wealth when the library is so much fun?  Let me have a few clothes hangers to detangle after a just neatened closet wardrobe. Let me find the empty clothes hangers taking up extra room one by one, and then set them apart one by one, and close the door…go out…… Continue reading The Little Pieces of Wisdom I Treasure Which May Be Made of Tissue Paper

After Pistachio, A Silent Film

I now present you with my silent film, in the moment written, directed & starred by me—‘After Pistachio.’ And you can mute it if you wish for extra peacefulness. 😊 https://videopress.com/v/Qj42S561?resizeToParent=true&preloadContent=metadata 🙏😊💗

It’s Tuesday: Get Your Coffee Cup

Well, it’s Wednesday now…but it wasn’t yesterday, when I was writing this. 😊 Today is Tuesday and I realize it would’ve been the day of May Ziadeh’s literary salon in Cairo which began in 1912. The sky was blushing this morning a moment after I woke as you can see in the first photo and…… Continue reading It’s Tuesday: Get Your Coffee Cup

Looking Up into Heaven, Not Leaving Yourself Behind

an artwork I’d come across last year * Tea with God and many and you. 🙂 🎶 A song for today’s Catholic Feast Day: The Assumption of Mary into Heaven, with elaborate layers of prayerful lyrics, harmony, dynamics, and meditative, acoustic instrumentation. I find myself moved too, calmly and as if in a time, lifting…… Continue reading Looking Up into Heaven, Not Leaving Yourself Behind

A Very Good Secret

I found a garden, but it was a secret. 🤫😊🗝 ‘You see this pine tree so ‘small in stature’ that I can almost reach its top? It’s pitiful isn’t it, Bibtee?’ ☺️🧚‍♂️ 💙 * * * I cooked this dinner tonight…a recipe had appeared right up top as I was pressing publish on my ‘toppled…… Continue reading A Very Good Secret

An Important Note

I was sending my prayers tonight for many things: COVID cases rising, forest fires, Lebanon and ME trouble, and personal friends I’ve not been near. I sent food with some sales money from my poetry books to Lebanon tonight too in honor of May Ziadeh who loved Lebanon and its countryside and deeply shared her…… Continue reading An Important Note

My Poems, A Budding Playlist, and a Very Practical Thing

The eighteen poems I’d written since April I’ve found complete as of last night and I can continue submitting to magazines all of them now as I write more for my next book. There was a storm last night, no thunder, a little wind and rain, and I read my last-to complete-poem with the note…… Continue reading My Poems, A Budding Playlist, and a Very Practical Thing

A Post You Can Listen To

I am talking about my current writing project and the creative process, just under 20 mins, meant to be relaxing. 🙂 You can click the link below to listen to it on SoundCloud completely free. Just to clarify, after I remembered it was poetry month in April coming up, I also forgot awhile and realized…… Continue reading A Post You Can Listen To

Beyond Fear

Today I took a step away from fear, and into nature. I moved close, closer than before, to the flowers and trees that were here before I arrived at this house, and I tried to create art with my camera.Letting go of fear and tuning into God, I found that the honey bees buzzing around…… Continue reading Beyond Fear

Why I Write Stories—My Response Surprised Me!

For months and months, hours, days, and months skidded past me, and I was reluctant to sit down at my writing desk and dream my stories onto paper. I felt distracted by my environment, which has recently changed, but even more so, I felt distracted by my thoughts and motivations. I kept asking myself, why…… Continue reading Why I Write Stories—My Response Surprised Me!

Trust

Love is emotional: trust is intuitive.Emotions go on changing every moment — they are in a flux; you cannot rely upon them — but trust can become a great foundation. Love helps you to reach to the place where trust is possible. Without love, trust is not possible. Love is almost like a bridge which can…… Continue reading Trust

Give, Receive, Release

What I’ve Received:  This weekend brought time with family; my husband and I went to his grandparents’ house and they lent me a pile of books. (You might remember a post I wrote titled Reading Over My Shoulder.  In that post, I quoted from Gladys Hasty Carroll, the author of one the books Grammy lent…… Continue reading Give, Receive, Release

Five Minute Friday: Beautifully Brave

This is my first time participating in Five Minute Friday hosted by The Gypsy Mama.  The rules are to write for five minutes without editing or over-thinking your writing.  It’s like “finger painting with words.”  I wrote this exercise by hand first and then typed it up.***I am brave.  I am cowardly.  Could it be…… Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Beautifully Brave

Thoughts Over Tea

I spend the evening with a pot of tea and some poetry.  I listen to water flowing over pebbles, the sound of my breathing, the room dimly lit with the gentle golden glow of a desktop lantern.Early this morning, a cardinal waited for a pause in the snowfall before she left her hiding place; I…… Continue reading Thoughts Over Tea

Happily Reserved

An intention I have is to be respectful of other people’s privacy and emotions. Certain questions can make others uncomfortable, especially if the question asked is something that the other person does not want to share, and even more so if the question is not directed to the person about whom we are asking. What…… Continue reading Happily Reserved

"If I Was in the Boat with Jesus" featured on Community of Catholic Bloggers

A previous post of mine was published today on Community of Catholic Bloggers.To read it, please click If I was in the Boat with Jesus.  Thank you! Hope you’re all having a fun-filled and/or relaxing Sunday! God bless you. 🙂 :)*P.S.  I have updated my “about” page and have a slightly new header and color…… Continue reading "If I Was in the Boat with Jesus" featured on Community of Catholic Bloggers

Slowly

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here.  This is probably the longest I’ve gone without updating my blog!  I will be absent from time to time as I am getting married on the 22nd of this month!  There has been a lot to plan, and we still have more to do, so I haven’t had…… Continue reading Slowly

If I Had Wings and I Could Fly, Well, I’d Still Walk with You

How often we are angry with ourselves for not being exactly where we want to be in our spiritual lives.  At least I know I have desired to be walking with both feet in heaven, still here in this beautiful, imperfect world, longing to be walking with the feet of Jesus, when I really should…… Continue reading If I Had Wings and I Could Fly, Well, I’d Still Walk with You