Reminding myself of the light within.

The traveler driving down a lonely country road at night, is encouraged by the distant twinkling lights of her destination. But it’s the headlights of her car that keep her from driving off the road. In life we are drawn toward the bright light of desire and distant dreams. But only the light we carry with […]

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Some lists.

I reblogged this post from a few years ago I think I have come a long way from this but some of them still apply.   Reasons I get stuck. 1. It is hard to keep going when the destination seems so distant and unknown. 2. It is hard to keep believing in yourself– when […]

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Last days of summer

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood” Tom Robbins Some people say that Labour Day marks the end of summer, but not for me. I hold on to the beauty of this season until the autumn equinox. Maybe even longer. I have resumed my morning ritual of painting in bed. I pull all […]

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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE ACCEPTED

I am re-posting this entry from a few years ago when I was afraid but ready to go forward inspite of my fear.  I was about to travel to the Gabriola Theatre Festival to perform my solo show and I was struggling with debilitating stage fright and anxiety. “The truth is that our finest moments […]

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A message to my fellow writers.

  Writers are like stargazers, searching an imaginary sky for distant galaxies of meaning and metaphor– trusting in the existence of a story- an act of faith– knowing that the story is  there. Somewhere beyond the flash of the idea. Scientists and astronomers have a name for the invisible material surrounding a galaxy. They call it dark […]

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