My husband is a sailor; I’m not. On lazy summer days he takes Counterpoint, his 35-foot Jeanneau, out on Lake Ontario while I enjoy the breeze in the gazebo with my iced tea, a book, and a laptop. I’m an introvert, and time spent by myself is a great pleasure. But at the end of the day I also love coming back together again with my husband to share dinner and talk about the day. This image of Counterpoint sailing back to harbor with the sunset at her stern reflects both of those joys: solitude and togetherness.
Small, fragile, temporary beauty. That’s something I resonate with, in any season. The grand sweep of creation is wonderful, but what really draws me in is the close-up of a single, tiny detail.
The WordPress photo challenge this week is to show time in a single image. This is, of course, impossible. But it got me to thinking about what time is and how we experience it, and how sometimes it zooms and sometimes it crawls, and I wound up with an image after all. Continue reading
I’m digging into the revision process now, wielding my shears with abandon as I rip out words and lines and paragraphs to let new light into the living, growing core of my story.What’s surprising me is how much fun it is. Continue reading