Another last minute

“There is always time for another last minute” ― Terry Pratchett, Hogfather It wasn’t the best news, but we aren’t giving up. And it never gets easier. Mr. Teatime was named for a character in the Pratchett book Hogfather. Mr. Teatime, when he was a kitten was a tiny little …

Begin at the very beginning

http://www.projectreverb.com and http://www.katmcnally.com/2014/12/reverb14-day-1-starting-with-certainty.html I’m going to try this again this year. I’m behind because this has been an absolutely horrid horrid week.  I’m not ready to talk about that yet. But… Where was I at the beginning of 2014? New into being employed doing something I really enjoy. New at …

Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself. Samuel Butler

From Kat McNally 2014 is going to be MY YEAR because…I am cutting off the crueltyIn 2014, I am going to do… what helps my family and me and stop doing what hurts us.In 2014, I am going to feel…like I am good enough and getting better.In 2014, I am …

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous–to poetry. ~Thomas Mann

Kat McNally’s prompt asks us to consider self-compassion: The Buddha said, “You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” While Project Reverb asks if I was an introvert or extrovert this year. It really is interesting to me how I find connections between these …

The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.― Socrates

Word and Habit… What word can guide me through 2014. The word for 2013 seems to have been upheaval unfortunately. For 2014? Possibly steady. I like steady. I want to be steady in my work. Showing up, doing well. No conflict, no difficulty just turning out good product and helping …

We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community.Dorothy Day

My days are a bit jumbled up but I think that’s ok with Reverb. What I like about reverb is that there are guidelines but you can bend them. That helps. Too strict and it turns into a death march , too loose and you don’t continue. Or that is …

There are years that ask questions and years that answer.― Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Inspiration and Auto pilot. Two diametrically opposed forces. If you are inspired you certainly aren’t on autopilot. I find people who are strongly themselves inspiring. My friend Beth someone I’ve known for quite sometime, because her brother is one of my longest and dearest friendships…is now someone I care about quite …

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? Satchel Paige

And in the middle of a very hard time in my life I got an amazing present from Mr. J. I got a birthday party. I love remembering people’s birthdays—more than Christmas because to me I am saying to them “I am glad you are here on this planet, you …

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. – Kenji Miyazawa

So today Kat Mcnally’s prompt concerns grieving and Project Reverb asks about hindsight. Funny how these seem to be working together from the beginning—one influencing another, informing another, enhancing another. I am grieving the loss of time. Time given to dead ends. Time spent trying to mend the twisted and burned …

Life is an onion and one peels it crying ~French Proverb

This year I’m doing something different. I’m not sure if it is because I “failed’ at #Octpowrimo. By failed I mean I had a choice between being able to do things with my family and keep track of my commitments (which I still didn’t manage all of them) deal with …

Two dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder. Paul Valery

  Everything in its Place I want a clean and orderly place to sit and think, or make a thing. I want an unstained and fur free couch to watch The Doctor or turn a page. I want an unmuddled and chaos free desk to sit and write  or play …

Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. ~Toni Morrison

Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What’s that suppose to mean? In my heart it don’t mean a thing. -Toni Morrison, Beloved Emily’s Valkyrie Hey my girl, My moppet, my colt, my brilliant amazing daughter I need you …