Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop


Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran


Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Story People

One of my favorite artists and poets is Brian Andreas, who created Storypeople. His whimsical drawings and sculptures paired with hilarious and poignant observations about life always make me smile or think.

Well for the past few weeks, you guys have been wonderful storypeople, and I've SO enjoyed reading your musings, precious moments, funny stories...thank you for sharing! I appreciate how we all find joy in different ways, and while we all don't believe the same exact things religiously, we are all joined together by our love of life and each other. So -- THANK YOU for contributing and thank you Kara for putting it all together in the first place! I'll miss this forum :)

I'd like to end my blog entries by sharing a few of my favorite Storypeople "poems". Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy Spring, Happy Everything!!! xo
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NOTHING MORE
If there is any secret to this life I live, this is it: the sound of what cannot be seen sings within everything that can. & there is nothing more to it than that.

FIGHTING CHANCE
What do I get for this? I said & the angel gave me a catalog filled with toasters & clock radios & a basketball signed by Michael Jordan & I said, But this is just stuff & the angel smiled at me & swallowed me in her arms. I'm so glad you said that, she whispered to me. I knew you still had a chance.

REAL REASON
There are things you do because they feel right & they may make no sense & they may make no money & it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other & to eat each other's cooking & say it was good.

JOY OF SPRING
The birds brought seed & flowers & bits of brightly colored string & placed them in her hair while she slept so that she would remember the wild joy of spring when she finally awoke.

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful poems. FIGHTING CHANCE gave me chills :). Thanks for your poetic and true and personal writings, Linds. Finding the joys in our every day should be a year round venture!!

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  2. I think I'm gonna keep this thing going...it's been too precious to me to close up shop now:) I LOVE STORYPEOPLE! I get a story emailed to me every day and they always make me smile with their simple poignancy.

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