I’ve been listening to audiobooks a lot on my phone while I work. One thing I’m listening to is the Bible. There seems to be so much disconnect between stories. Between books, generations, thoughts. How is a lay person supposed to understand the gap between Malachi and Matthew? Or that Job happened some time back [...]
The star became two stars. And two became three. Then Edgar saw that the stars, which were lanterns, were being held by tiny dark shapes against the dusky evening sky. And the shapes became men and horses drawing sleighs.
"But she had the German penchant for telling people off, and she died alone at 81, having scolded away all her friends." Because I am of Austrian/German heritage, I never forgot these words I read in William Zinsser's book, On Writing Well. “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness [...]
Suffering cannot last forever Green and living sorrows Will be as the wind-blown leaves. Wind-blown sorrows, Wind-blown dreams - Your tomorrows Will see them as fallen brown and autumn leaves. By the time the leaves turn brown, They'll be withered on the ground. Suffering cannot May not, Will not Last forever. (c) Marisa Porter 2005-2012
Story ideas I'm thinking of: A telepathic graphic designer who can change design on a page or screen just by thinking about it - moving around elements, resizing them, and recoloring them. Great for meetings and presentations. Oh the possibilities. A young woman who loves her small town and lives at the races. Her Dad [...]
Fairy tales at their heart deal with love. So what is it? By default and necessity, we are born self-centric. Pain, the great teacher of life, would seem to teach us to be this way. We feel our own pain, not another's. Our fingers burn when we touch a hot pan, and it is only [...]
“Why do we write? To make suffering endurable To make evil intelligible To make justice desirable and ... to make love possible” -Roger Rosenblatt inspired to requote from: http://chichikir.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/why-do-we-write/
You are who you are, and nothing is going to stop that. Not even running from it. We are either in our element or not, and either state will prove where we should be. Whether you push it on yourself, or whether other people push it on you, the wrong fit will not fit. And eventually you [...]