An unbearable sadness almost stops me in my tracks when I think of the extreme hatred that gave rise to the horrible events of nine-eleven. It will take tremendous love to overcome such tremendous hatred. But it is there for the asking. I do want to be a channel for that love, but sometimes it’s even difficult to ask. On this beautiful September day with the crops ripening in the fields and the abundant harvest of the earth coming to fruition, let’s all ask for more love to fill our hearts and minds. It is the only way to truly forgive and to love your enemies. It is the only way to bring forth the fruit of peace in the world.
“Hatred will never cease by hatred. By love alone will it end.” Buddha
Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon.
Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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