Friday, January 29, 2010

For Friday...

Just a few quotes from my notebook that need posting...

The world is round and the place which seems like the end, may also be the beginning.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

I have found the secret to life: that if I love until it hurts, then there is no more hurt, only more love.
~Mother Theresa

...I know you are reading this poem listening for something, torn
between bitterness and hope
turning back once again to the task you cannot refuse.
I know you are reading this poem because there is nothing else
left to read
there where you have landed, stripped as you are.
~Adrienne Rich

...Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting--
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
~Mary Oliver

Thursday, January 28, 2010

All the things I haven't said...

I have been absent from the blogging world for awhile. There are a thousand excuses, some of them are acutally pretty good, but none are good enough. Mostly it comes down to time and how I just don't have enough. I know I get the full, square twenty-four like everyone else on the planet, but lately it isn't enough. By lately, I mean the last year and a half. Graduate school does that and I willingly pay that price in order to be educated. Still, I feel a bit absent from my life because I am so busy in the process of living it. Many things that make me whole and make my life beautiful have been left to the dust. All they get, for now, is a little nod on the blog. So here is my list of things on the wayside. Dear friends, I promise to take you up again soon.

Reading--novels and poetry and words from God. I miss you!
Writing--blogs and other such nonsense that document a life and make it mean something.
Knitting--my apologies to the half knit scarves, slippers, and sweaters.
Family--thanks for the support. I feel loved, even in my absence.
Friends--I don't see you enough. I miss you all!
Sleep--you and I will be good bedmates again soon.
Luce--otherwise known as my guitar, music is in the wings.

In 12 weeks, I will be done and I will have the luxury of being fully present in may life again. I have no regrets about the time I have spent in school. (Truthfully, I am already planning the next education experience). I am so blessed to be able to read, and write, and think, and study; to be moving towards a career I know I will love. I am grateful. I am also looking forward to quiet evenings with nothing to do and time to spend with all the things and people I love. All is a good life!