Showing posts from January, 2015

Where's the Snow

I wrote this Saturday while the rain poured at our house.  It was gray and dreary.  I thought I'd save it to post later in the week, but it sounds like snow is coming tonight so I better post it now. Where's the Snow? Where is the gentle snow floating, drifting, painting the brown a clean crisp white? Where is the snow reflecting the sun making the gray brighter, glistening, sparkling for all to see? Instead the cold rain drops to the ground making the gray grayer making the brown browner as it pings gently on the window a cold hello. © Cathy L. Mere, 2015

Yesterdays and Tomorrows

Yesterday was Poetry Friday (stop by The Miss Rumphius Effect for a look), but a poem didn't come yesterday.  Sometimes words don't find us when we hope they will.  This morning, as I read Carol Varsalona's blog, Ringing in the New Year with a Look Back and Look Forward, and considered "looking back - looking forward" I found these words --- and then a poem.   Thanks, Carol, for the inspiration.   Yesterdays and Tomorrows Looking back quiet glimpses of moments. Memories of yesterdays carefully tucked inside until a song, a smell, a sound, remind me. Then I return to places visited, to friends loved, to family lost, to food savored, to conversations etched in my heart. Ahead possibilities of tomorrows: roads yet to be walked, stories yet to be lived, moments yet to be touched, as I hold today in my hand. © Cathy L. Mere, 2015    My One Little Word for 2014 was  DISCOVER :  new restaurants (Dirty Franks, Kay

My One Little Word (Phrase): Be BRAVE

"Take risks:  if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise."  -unknown  It's 2015!  Really.  Can you believe it? For the last few days I have tried to stay off of social media while I decided whether or not I was going to have One Little Word , an idea inspired by Ali Edwards, to shape my year.  Do I really want one more thing to think about?  Does it really make a difference? Then I started to read Let's All Be Brave:  Living Life with Everything You Have by Annie F. Downs .  In it Annie asserts, "I'm going to ask you to be brave too, even if you, like me, don't take to it naturally.  I'm here to ask you to please do that thing in your heart that scares you to death." In June of 2014 I was on my discovery journey when Brenda Power gave the book, A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger , to writers at a Choice Literacy writing retreat.  Then she asked us to find our own beautiful question.  I was a little surpri