Finding Love in Unexpected (& Expected) Places
“Giving voice, communicating, is a sacred way to free love.”
The blog’s purpose is also to treasure the gift of language, the power of giving voice.
Jewish mysticism describes the infinite One Light shattering into fragments. These shards of divine Light and Love are often concealed. It is our sacred duty—the most important of all human tasks—to find and free these divine sparks, thus restoring unity… Read more
In this interview Ani Tuzman talks about her novel The Tremble of Love based on the life of the 18th century Jewish mystic, the Baal Shem Tov.read more
The writing of this novel has been a long journey that isn’t ending with the publication of the book. There is indeed an ending that comes with saying the writing is finished and letting it go.read more
I want to share “WANTING WORDS” with you in case you might enjoy it and, also, in case sharing it might inspire you to share what you may have kept hidden, whether your writing or some other form of expression.read more
I woke from a dream early this morning in which I had just been told to “add gold to the ocean.” “How one can add anything to the absolute?” I was asking aloud as, still under the influence of my dream, I came to consciousness with no idea who had…read more
Pop Quiz: when is the last time you learned to walk again? This is not a trick question. (Well, maybe it’s slightly tricky, but there’s no wrong answer.) Step. Step. Fall. Stand Up. Step. Fall. Stand Up. Fall. (Perhaps be embraced wildly and celebrated!)read more
My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman was a delightful and stimulating read. Almost eight-year-old Elsa is “different” and deliciously quirky, as are most of the characters who inhabit her apartment building and life—read more
Events in my life of late have been leading me to contemplate prayer quite a bit. I thought I would share some inspiration on this subject as I find and revel in it, starting with a poem by Mary Oliver called “Praying, from her book, “THIRST, and another…read more
I very much appreciate the high standards of craft to which author and literary agent, Noah Lukeman, invites and inspires writers in his book, “The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to …read more
“This little light of mine” was part of a family glow. When I was a child, if any one of us excelled at math, placed into a gifted class, got A’s or was photographed for the town paper.read more
Normally I dread November
with it’s grey and draft through the kitchen
announcing the brutal months to come
sucking every last leaf from overhead
draining the green out of the garden
chilling my thin frame
and whipping my concentration to tatters.
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