Friday, October 13, 2006

Have a wonderful weekend!

...haven't had a minute all day - the office is hectic! So - all my friends in blogland...have a great weekend and I'll be in touch again next week...the Lord willing!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Pink words...

I love thinking that some words are coloured! Comforting words...encouraging words...gentle words...are always PINK words! Challenging words...words that make me sit up and take notice - they're always BLUE words in my strange little mind! Relaxing words...quiet words...well of course they're GREEN! I have to apologise if I'm confusing people with colourful words...but it makes sense to me!

here's a poem I put on paper a few months back...based on an original poem written by a good friend called Book of Exile - I loved the title and decided to write some chapter of my own....

Book of Exile…continued

a reading from the book of exile
chapter fifteen

a distant land beckons

no needle in the compass
silently we climb to risk it all

to fall

a reading from the book of exile
chapter sixteen

our cell of solitude …. deep within
suffocation instead of sanctuary

the silence screams

a reading from the book of exile
chapter eighteen

we want to skip this chapter
but tears bookmark the page
freeze the scene
turn the ragged pages
to find our place again
the story continues…

a reading from the book of exile
chapter seventeen

the landscapes changes
pink words are spoken by gentle voices



one holds the needle
one pulls the thread
one works the stitches
to patch the garment
….no longer dead

a reading from the book of exile
chapter eighteen

the leaves are still
wings of angels rustle
and the
darkness is filled
with birdsong

a reading from the book of exile
chapter nineteen

hope is born again

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

I know it's two months away!

Yes...I do realise that Christmas is a couple of months off...but I just found this wee article in my files...and re-read it - and loved it all over again!

She was five,sure of the facts,and recited them with slow solemnity convinced every word was revelation.She said they were so poor they had only peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to eat and they went a long way from home without getting lost. The lady rode a donkey, the man walked, and the baby was inside the lady.They had to stay in a stable with an ox and an ass (hee-hee) but the Three Rich Men found them because a star lited the roof. Shepherds came and you could pet the sheep but not feed them. Then the baby was borned. And do you know who he was? Her quarter eyes inflated to silver dollars. The baby was God. And she jumped in the air whirled around, dove into the sofa and buried her head under the cushion which is the only proper response to the Good News of the Incarnation.
– John Shea, The Hour of the Unexpected (Allan, TX: Argus Communications, 1977), 68, quoted in The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality by Ronald Rolheiser...

I want to respond to Jesus' birth like that again!!!! Blessings friends!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Monday again!

Had a super weekend filled with coffee!...all the things that combine to make a wonderful time! I was very emotional on Saturday evening when I heard some of my friends sing - we certainly don't get together enough to do creative things - but when we do - wow - amazing evening. I had a lovely chat with a newish friend (about a year or so) and it was so nice to connect on so many subjects. When we get around to making a coffee stop...they always arrive with a poetry book in hand for me to take away and have a read at!!

Last Friday was not a good day work-wise...I sort of 'lost it!' with a person in authority...and when I get annoyed (well angry really!)...I get emotional (which I hate...because it makes me look like a 'girly' who can't cope with stress)...but anyhow we had a reasonable productive talk and I said what I felt I needed to say...and then worried about it all weekend! But this morning things have calmed down somewhat and I feel much more settled...pray that it continues!

My life seems to go through lovely high meadows filled with buttercups and yucky low mucky ground filled with pot holes!!

Thanks to all the bloggers who leave me wee messages...these are much appreciated!!

Bye for now....