Saturday, November 19, 2016

Still There Are Celebrations




  Celebrating with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build.  and linking with others who share their celebrations, too. I am grateful to Ruth for helping us celebrate together!  

        In the midst of the furor over the election, there were good moments, too. I am not "moving on", but will continue to read and watch and fight against those who are trying to change the good in our country. You can look at the recent actions that tell so much of how this new presidency will be. And you can support organizations that will fight for people and freedoms in jeopardy.  I celebrate that I am free to do this.

On a building downtown.        I celebrate the small things this week and watch carefully over the big things. 

"Poetry presents the thing
in order to convey the feeling.
It should be precise about the thing
and reticent about the feeling, for
as soon as the mind connects with the thing
the feeling shows in the words;
this is how poetry enters deeply into
us."
        W'ei T'ai - 11th century poet


       More wonderful times with the grand-girls: Imogene wore her bunny ears all day and into the evening and I took Ingrid to Starbucks before her conference with her teacher and her mom. I'm excited to have two of my poems in this just published book. And, it snowed! It was a heavy, wet snow and I'm sure all of nature is celebrating with me. 

      I'm taking a break from blogging next week. There are too many things to do before the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
      

14 comments:

  1. Love your commitment to read and watch and fight. It's definitely a time to be diligent in protection of the good. I loved your snow pic, yellow leaves frosted with snow! Glad you had this much needed moisture.

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    1. While the cold was certainly a change, it is a blessing to have the snow. Thanks, Ramona. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Love your wisdom here Linda. Enjoy your family celebrations next week.

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    1. Thanks, and the same wishes to you, Carrie!

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  3. Congratulations on your poems being published! Love the images of bunny ears and Starbucks...keep enjoying the little things. Really, they are the big things. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks, Diane, and yes, I know they are the big things. I would not be happy with my life if I didn't have them! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

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  4. Congratulations on your poems being published! I know that one day your own poetry book will be published. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you very much, Terje. I hope so!

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  5. Thank you for continuing to watch and fight. Yay for having your poems published. :) Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you accomplish many things on your "to do" list.

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    1. Thank you Crystal. There is a lot, including having one grand girl for Mon. & Tues. We are planning to do some shopping for Christmas!

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  6. I am so thrilled for you to have your poems published, that's one of my dreams one day! And let's never stop fighting for the rights and freedoms of others.

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    1. Thank you, Jane. Recent events are so alarming I am overwhelmed at which place I should give my attention. I won't stop!

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  7. Congratulations that you have two poems in Michelle's anthology, Linda. Imagine that is snowed in Denver. My sister has snow too in Central New York. I came home to the cold. What a jump from 70 degrees on the first day of NCTE to 40 degrees today. Have a great Thanksgiving, Linda.

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    1. Thank you. We've had warm weather again & the snow is gone, but I see that some in the northeast are getting slammed. Hope it stopped soon because of the traveling. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Carol.

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