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

Friday, June 25, 2010

Baal Perazim

I had a small breakthrough today on a story I was having trouble cracking -- and it felt good. It's so interesting how it's always hardest right before a you've pushed until you can't push any more and something, or more accurately someone, comes behind you and gives you that extra shove. It's a frustrating place to be at the edge of a breakthrough...I've felt it many times in my health, in my career, in my relationships -- and I suppose that's what makes the breakthrough that much sweeter. Like taking a clean clear breath of air after having been underwater for too long. There was an ancient Hebrew term I've always loved, "Baal Perazim" that is roughly translated to mean "The God of Breaking Through" and when I'm up against a rocky place I always like to hold it in my heart and I know He will. Plus it's fun to say. And I'm thankful that Ryan keeps me from screaming like a crazy person and banging my head repeatedly against the wall while I wait:) Patience isn't exactly my best quality.


  1. Feel free to scream like a lunatic, Kara Holden. Because you ARE crazy. Crazy talented and crazy smart and crazy creative and crazy inventive and crazy beautiful. One thing you're not, is crazy crazy. So scream away and keep those breakthroughs coming!