Saturday, February 20, 2010


The robins are back! Yesterday my heart took a flying leap when their special song broke through the thin morning air. Why did it mean so much to me? Because it gave me hope. Hope that spring is coming in on the next flight. Which makes me think about the importance of hope.

Right now I'm waiting for all kinds of good things to happen. I hope they'll happen. And I have hope that they will happen. Without hope, I sink into despair. A stinky place that stuns my ability to write and create and imagine.

So I choose to remain hopeful.

I hope you're feeling hopeful, too.

WHAT I'M READING THIS WEEK: If You Come Softly (J. Woodson) Push (Sapphire) Paper Towns (J. Greene) The Miles Between (M. Pearson)


  1. Frog sounds, that's my favorite spring sound I've just started hearing again!

    Sometime would like to hear more about your trip. Maybe on 3/27? :)

  2. I luuuuuv If You Come Softly. Also Paper Towns made me snort almonds through my nose.

  3. Joni,
    You have frogs? I'm so jealous. Maybe if I made a pond???

  4. Edith,
    Almonds? Really? That sounds painful. BTW, for the next month I'll be reading your favorites list...


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