Storytelling

Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.  —Buddhist saying

 

The last few leaves on Ruby's cottonwood. The last few leaves cling to the branches of Ruby's cottonwood behind Treehouse. They were still green last time I thought I was finished with this manuscript.
Terrace of the Golden Hotel, the main conference venue, overlooking Clear Creek. Terrace of the Golden Hotel, the main conference venue, overlooking Clear Creek.
The sunset tonight when I started writing this blog post reminded me of the way we often begin a piece, tentatively, scribbling. The sunset tonight when I started writing this blog post--a scribbled beginning.

Last spring, I finished the initial draft of Bless the Birds, the memoir I've been working on about Richard's and my journey with his brain cancer. A journey I hope will show us all how to live with love even in--especially in--the most difficult times.

O, the rose 'er blooming.... A rose for remembrance....