Sunday, March 13, 2016

Carol A. Hand

Ah, discipline
There are so many unhealthy things I still do
But I’m learning to trust myself and my heart
Learning to be impatiently patient
To finish what I’ve begun
Even on days when the path is unclear

Lilac March 13, 2016

Photo: An Eager Lilac Waiting to Bloom and a New Garden in Need of Loving Care

An early false spring tempts me to put writing aside
There are old gardens to prepare and a rusting building
Begging to be torn down to make space for new life
But I know there are freezing nights and days to come

Both ending and beginning projects too soon
Is ill-advised


Photo: A Someday Garden?

My ancestors remind me of ethics as I work today
Do things when the time is right
So I write
With an ending insight in sight

Note: These reflections are inspired by making it to the 75 % point in the first draft of my book – 38 chapters, 358 pages. Yes, I’m counting…

I’m grateful for your continuing patience with my inability to keep up with your posts despite my best efforts during breaks and in the wee hours of the night. Even though I can’t often find words to comment during those visits, your work continues to be an inspiration. Chi Miigwetch (Ojibwe thank you very much).


22 thoughts on “Sunday, March 13, 2016

  1. Congratulations on your progress – very impressive! I totally understand the temptation to leave something and start something else 🙂 Thanks for the insight and reminder to keep plugging away consistently to get desired results. Best wishes. 🙂

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      1. I know what you mean. My mother had a huge lilac bush in the backyard. And a surprise freeze would, every once in a while, wreck the show and fragrance.

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  2. I’m having trouble keeping up with things to do in the yard and writing for my blog too. I’m impressed that you have gotten that much done already. Don’t worry about your blog. We’ll all still be here when you return. Love and hugs, Natalie 🙂 ❤

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