Monday, February 4, 2013

Sometimes the road is rocky...


I feel that I am slowly emerging from a very rocky beginning to this new year. Nothing traumatic for which I am grateful - but long, dragging, stressful days of finalizing financial affairs for my elder parents so we no longer have to worry about how to afford their remaining years in care. It took its toll on me - body and soul - but it is done now. I am regrouping. Yet again. As always.

I've given myself permission to think once more of the new novel waiting for my return, "pen in hand,"  and even a few visual pieces I long to create.

Then, this evening, I opened a book of Celtic literature to a stanza from AE's The Twilight of Earth. It was the perfect stanza for me to read and I thank you, dear Ella, for bringing these words into my world.

The power is ours to make or mar
        Our fate as on the earliest morn,
The Darkness and the Radiance are
        Creatures within the spirit born.
Yet, bathed in gloom too long, we might
Forget how we imagined light.

Photograph © Denise Sallee 2012

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