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Dreaming of Peace and Love



As I look towards 2018, I'm not sure what I'll be writing here at this little space. I'm toiling away quietly at a new novel, which might be gentle or might be madcap, goodness only knows at this stage. I am also trying to manage my health issues, and contemplating the meaning of life all over again. So blogposts might be ... diverse. No one I follow seems to be blogging regularly any more, which is a real shame, but I would like to continue to do so, regardless of how I direct my focus. I try to stay true to the touchstone of peacefulness, although if you followed me on twitter you'd know I have my vehement political side too.

Blogging can in many ways be considered a living, evolving book form. And I have sometimes thought that the books we love best give us an insight into who we are, or perhaps how we should be focussing our lives so that we can offer our love and truth to help others even in just a small way. I adore many different kinds of books ... I've currently wandered down a favourite old road of Connie Willis stories, and feel little inclination to take any new path for a while yet ... but will almost never buy fiction unless it contains a love story of some kind. Connection between people, that is what I want most when I read. (Funnily enough, some of my favourite writers don't deal so much with this. But they write in a way that allows me to enter their worlds and make my own connections with, and between, characters.)

I might write more about books in the year ahead. We'll see. It's nice to keep an open heart. At least I will always try to give you peacefulness even in a small way, if ever I can.



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  1. This is such treasure: "Blogging can in many ways be considered a living, evolving book form. And I have sometimes thought that the books we love best give us an insight into who we are, or perhaps how we should be focussing our lives so that we can offer our love and truth to help others even in just a small way".

    It's also exactly how I feel about blogging, which after a year of sooooo much going on behind the scenes, I shall be returning to with renewed vigour.

    I'm sorry to hear of your health challenges. I know it's a tough road. I think of you often and wonder how you are in your world. The beauty and magic you create. I'm so very heartened to read that you're working on a new novel : ) Truly. I so hope I get to read it one day : )

    Thankyou for what you give. I have been all over the place this year, but the times I have visited you I always feel your heart-and-beauty medicine deeply. Love and peace to you, friend xx

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    1. thank you for these lovely thoughts xx

      i hope you do renew your blogging verve, because I always love to read what you write. <3

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  2. I'm determined to keep at it, and to return to the easy twenty-minutes-a-day rhythm I used to enjoy in the early years. The archive is precious to my family, which is something I need to keep reminding myself--that I'm not just doing it for me.

    I look forward to any kind of writing you do, here and elsewhere!

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  3. I am always happy to read whatever you write here, with no expectation that it follow any pattern. I love your small tales and your quotidian or literary musings equally...

    much luck with your current story writing. I have thoroughly enjoyed all that I have read of your work. :)

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  4. it's shame how people are moving away from blogging and instead make their way to social media. I, for one, is not one of them. I pretty much prefer blogs over any other medium.

    peace - yes, I read that in your writing. yours is a good place for some calming thoughts.

    I hope you'll always write, in any format.

    have a lovely day.

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