Saturday, October 3, 2009

A New Day

Welcome to the Write to Remain. I chose what seems to be a fragment of a title simply because of the deep meaning these words hold for me. I'm here because I love the written word; I love reading it, I love writing it, and I love what it offers.....a sense of permanence and presence. I have also learned over the years that when I write, I find I remain more at peace, I remain more hopeful, and I remain more centered....with the world and with myself. Finding the time to write, however, is not always easy in this fast-paced, non-stop reality we live in. My hope is that by creating this site, I will be inspired to put pen to paper daily, that I will hold this place and time write...and to remain.
I'm glad you decided to drop in. Please stay as long as you would like, come back as often as you can. I plan on being here. There has been much floating around inside my head that for years I have longed to put down on paper. Believe me when I say I have plenty of material to work with. All that I ask is that you be patient with me. I'm new at this. To be honest, just a few months ago I had never even ever visited a blog site. Now I'm trying to create one of my own. But with encouraging words from some old friends and from some new acquaintances, I'm ready to give this a try. You should know, however, that I'm not used to doing this....putting my unedited writings out there for the world to see. I'm literally (ok, figuratively) taking my "blogging wings" out of the box for the very first time. I'm not exactly sure how to put them on, nor am I sure how well they'll work once I do. But I know I'm ready to find out. So hang on, as I push myself off the edge to see if I can really fly.

One of the first stories I hope to share with you is the "Write of Passage Journey" I took with my daughter Cote, this past summer. She and I spent 14 days in August traveling to the west coast and back, driving highways, byways, and deserted country roads. It was to be her Rite of Passage into womanhood before leaving for college this fall. But in so many ways, it was a time of growth and self-discovery for the both of us. I journaled the entire experience....everything from our accomplishments and disappointments, to our highest hopes and deepest fears. From climbing trees in Oregon to sleeping in our car inside of Yellowstone. You'll be able to read all about it if you decide to come back and visit, which I truly hope you do.

So, I guess this is it. It's a new day.....there's a slight breeze beginning to stir the air. It's time.....time to stretch those wings, step off that edge of security, and see if I have what it takes to fly...........


  1. This site is so relaxing and so full of life. Can't wait to see and read what is to come. Kudos to you as you spread those wings!!

  2. good job! blogs are a lot of work, i spent hours creating mine. keeping up on the posts is even harder. keep going!

  3. Way to go! Have fun! Have fun! Have fun!


Powerful Words

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable. ~Kahlil Gibran