This guest post is by the introspective blogger and amazing author, Brenna Layne. I think you’ll see what I mean once you read this post. She is on social media sabbatical, so her blog is a good place to get to know her better.
Thank you, Brenna, for your courage and depth. You […]
Like drones rising up
We are eager to catch first light.
It’s Winter, so the catching
Is not too difficult;
Though it may be hard:
Stiff and inflexible like
The frozen melt on top
Of old snow.
We tramp through anyway.
The reward will be sunrise.
Sometimes creativity presses two unlikely bedfellows together. For example, would you expect to find serenity and passionate fire together? That’s essentially what happened in this video. Painting partner in art, Tracee Vetting Wolf, offered me two […]
Here is “What If?” as recited by Zohreh Habibi (@EricaZohreh on Twitter). Hearing this transformed the poem for me (and I composed it…)
What if the world were flat.
Would that change the color of your favorite tree?
What if you only had one more day to live.
“If you knew that your life’s story will be written based upon your choices and actions in 2015, how will you live?”
As part of #Quest2015, Pam Houston provided this prompt: “Sit quietly and ask yourself, what in the last day or week or month has made your heart leap up? Not what should, or might or always had, but what did. Make that list. Be honest, […]
Some time in the Summer of 1991, John Bennison encouraged me to create a set of recordings of piano improvisations. We talked about the how since we knew the where would be the sanctuary of the church we both served. A church member loaned us a beautiful acoustic piano. […]
I lay still in the grass
With chirruping birds nearby and
Buzzing bugs enticed by the soft
Flesh of my naked […]
It’s the same for musicians: if your audience went away feeling buoyed up or brought down, that’s what they’ll remember. If you’re really […]