In a fantastic little bookshop in Lenox, Massachusetts this week, I found a book called The Gift by Lewis Hyde. The title refers to that certain something we each individually have to offer. A kind of cult classic (recently going into its 25th edition) it was called "the best book I know of for talented … Continue reading The Gift | Lewis Hyde
This month's issue of Psychology Today has a great article, "Move On!" , encouraging us all to do just that. If you're thinking of escaping but second guessing yourself like crazy, this is the article for you. An excerpt: "Some people plod away in dreary jobs and dead relationships, while others are forever cutting people … Continue reading Lingerers and Quitters
"You'll be lookin' for him in the broom grass and he'll be sneakin' up on you in the water." --Woody of The Wren's Nest Today I sat in the steamy heat of a West End Victorian garden and listened to the folktale of Brer Alligator, who didn't know what trouble was but decided it couldn't … Continue reading Trouble | Joel Chandler Harris
You can get there from here, though there’s no going home. Everywhere you go will be somewhere you’ve never been. --Natasha Trethewey, “Theories of Time and Space” (from Native Guard, the Pulitzer-winning poetry collection exploring her relationship with her native South)
"To live without roads seemed one way not to get lost. To make maps of stone and grass. to rub stars together, find a spark." -Naomi Shihab Nye, "Spark"