Monday, May 02, 2011

May is here

I've mentioned before that I have a very good

Grandmother.

I talked with her tonight

and she understood that I could be feeling a bit down

but that she was still praying for me.


Then she told me about a woman's devotional she read


and that the woman author loved the Month of May,


how everything is new and changing every day;


the leaves on the trees start to grow.


My Grandma said it is here favourite month and that she wishes


it could stay longer.


She told me to enjoy this, to take joy in it.


I looked out my window and


realized, sure enough, the leaves on the trees


are beginning to bud.


Then later on I told one of my best friends


about Elizabeth Goudge's book


the scent of water


and I read her the quote from the book of Job


that is the beginning of this book.



On my last post, T-A commented to

enjoy this time

as it is not often we get it.

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Well, I am not sure what I would do volunteering

and I do need a job,

but I have started writing again.


Actually I never stopped but I started writing

a non-fiction piece.

Then my computer ate it.

Gone. Poof! Sob.


But I am starting over on it;

I have a feeling I will have lots of starts on it.


I dream though of writing something worth reading.

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Ultimately I want to write something meaningful

like Kathleen Norris books were and are to me;

or restorative like Elizabeth Goudge.

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In Spring we dream

for who knows what may come of it,

maybe even something of beauty.

8 comments:

Sarah Euphemia said...

Grandmothers are wonderful! I love mine dearly! I didn't remember that you were a writer. I must've missed that. I hope that your computer cooperates this time around!

margaret said...

MAY is Mary’s month, and I
Muse at that and wonder why:
Her feasts follow reason,
Dated due to season—

Candlemas, Lady Day;
But the Lady Month, May,
Why fasten that upon her,
With a feasting in her honour?

Is it only its being brighter
Than the most are must delight her?
Is it opportunest
And flowers finds soonest?

from 'The May Magnificat' by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Grandmothers are the best :-)

I find writing very cathartic and also very comforting. Good luck with your writing endeavours, and save your work frequently in case of computer problems.....

RW said...

Yes. There is some time here to take advantage. You are in a better space now.

Have a good week E!

Michelle M. said...

I hope May brings many wonderful things to you! I, also, didn't realize that you are a writer. It is incredibly frustrating to lose all your hard work. I'm sorry. Keep writing :)

E Helena E said...

Keep writing and dreaming!

elizabeth said...

Thanks everyone... Well, my blog is really, like many, my only outlet that is public but yes, I've written unpublished things for years now... took 3 creative writing courses in my undergrad and have written mainly nonfiction and poetry...

I guess since it is such a dream that is close to my heart that I have not really mentioned it here... :)

Matushka Anna said...

Oh, I feel better for not having picked up on it if you haven't mentioned it!

I agree with the others: grandmothers are wonderful. I really miss mine.

Still offering my small prayers down here.