Simply, love

There are times when silence has the loudest voice. ~ Leroy Brownlow “…Peace begins with a smile. Smile five times a day at someone you don’t really want to smile at; do it for peace…” ~Mother Teresa   Day and evening, I have sat diligently at my distressed white Queen Anne desk to begin writingContinue reading “Simply, love”

Lamenting Boston

You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right.  ~Maya Angelou Peace – that was the other name for home.  ~Kathleen Norris It was half-past three and I chose to check my mobile phone to see if I missed a call or text message. Indeed,Continue reading “Lamenting Boston”

Peaceful Remembrance

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.  ~ Virginia Woolf   Forgotten memories stream back to my mind and blind side me with rich imagery and preserved moments from the days of old. These once-forgotten instances of long-agoContinue reading “Peaceful Remembrance”

All I Ever Wanted

God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly – not one. ~Rumi Looking outside from my kitchen window, I’m overjoyed by the scene that unfolds before my eyes and I’m happily distracted by the chaos of kids all smilesContinue reading “All I Ever Wanted”

Seeking peace

There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them. ~Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar, Chapter 2 All yesterday long, I felt out of sorts, like my body and mind were at odds with each other. Carrying this agitated state around with me inside and out made forContinue reading “Seeking peace”