:: Ten Things ::

Ten things.  Right now. 1.  the last hydrangea, clipped and brought indoors 2.  the birch leaves lying on the grass, the patio...autumn is coming, and I'm glad 3.  the pup, lying at my feet 4.  watching a leaf falling from the tree, floating...such a gentle release 5.  a sparrow at the feeder...the birds are happy [...]

:: Ten Things ::

Ten things.  Right now. 1.  my daughter's violin lesson...Vivaldi's Spring...the melody, the harmony...the joy 2.  sunshine on my desk 3.  the pup lying by my feet 4.  feeling thirsty...need water 5.  books, papers on my desk...a bit of a mess 6.  clouds in the sky...the bare branches of the birches against the sky...the hint of [...]

:: Ten Things ::

Ten Things.  Right Now. 1.  the wind…it’s cold, but it feels so good…it lifts (branch, hair, spirit) 2.  the pup at my feet…her loyalty, her furriness, her unconditional love 3.  the sky…vast, open…covering, holding, reflecting 4.  the last of the leaves…falling…unpretentious, somehow regal 5.  my fleece jacket, my handknit hat, my son’s old gloves…so many [...]

:: Ten Things :: {and Marie Howe}

One of my go-to writing practices is that of listing ten things that I notice in a particular moment, in a right now.  It’s a wonderful way to slow down and bring myself into the present.  It’s a way to get words from my heart onto the paper when streams of sentences feel too hard [...]

:: Ten Things ::

Ten things.  Right now. 1.  English Breakfast tea.  With maple syrup.  And a splash of cream. 2.  Takenobu on Pandora. 3.  Birds chirping.  Two cardinals hopping in the grass. 4.  A mist hanging over the backyard.  The sky, white. 5.  The birches dressed in green.  It happened seemingly overnight. 6.  Stretchy yoga pants.  Because Pilates will [...]

:: Ten Things ::

Ten things.  Right now. See that sky?  That's my sky, right now.  (well, a few minutes ago) (it was so beautiful) (and I wanted to share it with you) English Breakfast tea.  With coconut palm sugar. Christmas music.  Of course My worn, grey, wool sweater.  I wear it, um, almost all the time once winter arrives. [...]

Ten Things

Ten things, right now... 1.   Kathleen Edwards on Pandora 2.   Iced peppermint tea 3.   Tank top, cuffed jeans, bare feet 4.   Loose and relaxed muscles...I just did a little yoga 5.   Sunshine out the window...though we were expecting rain 6.   My daughter crunching on a Pink Lady apple 7.   Yellowing leaves [...]