Wednesday, April 29, 2015

harbinger

Irises are such a vivid reminder of Dr. Mac, who grew them next door in yellow, peach and every shade of purple. So when I saw these beautiful blooms Saturday morning along the Greenway, I sure did think of my beloved neighbor. It occurred to me later that maybe it's not one-sided. Maybe he was thinking of me and wanted to make sure I knew.

Friday, April 17, 2015

peeps on pages

EXHIBIT 1:  Address book. A relic of an ancient era used for cataloguing one's nears and dears. An aid to staying connected. 

The address book is back in vogue at my house. No longer merely a "contact" on a digital list, my nears and dears once again have their own handwritten entry in a little book of love and remembrance. I found this one untouched on a closet shelf yesterday and realized how much I miss the analog life when it comes to correspondence. The paper, pens and pencils. The physical, almost magical forming of thoughts into letters into words. So today I'm transcribing my peeps onto the empty pages. Picturing their faces, thinking about their lives and where I fit into each one. It feels good. It feels real. It feels like love.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

letter love

I've been off my letter writing game. My blog writing game, too. Busy wordsmithing at work and on some other projects. But all it takes to get me back on track is some stationery-related cuteness like these new stamps. How could I have missed them? Or the fact that April is National Letter Writing Month? If you need inspiration to post a missive in the mail, there's plenty of it at the WriteOnCampaign website. I think of the serendipitous letters I've received over time and how they've affected my life, their contents permanently lodged in the trusty mailbox of the heart.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

love lives

Beautiful, beautiful Easter day. Flowers and trumpets and alleluias. Faith, hope and a promise: someone waits for us in the garden. Love lives. He is risen. Amen.