The loss of mother, a reflection on writing, a prodigal parent, a poem for a son – there were a lot of posts about families this week. All good stuff.
“It Is a Quiet Mourning,” by Jerry Barrett at Parenthetically Speaking in 3D.
“Building Fences Around Our Castles” by David Rupert at Red-Letter Believers.
“The Persistence of Patience” by Jason Stasyszen at Connecting to Impact.
“Shifting Priorities” by Kathy Richards at Katdish.
“Lucky Kim” by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today.
“Why I Write” by Duane Scott at Scribing the Journey.
“The Importance of Being the Prodigal Parent” by Ann Voskamp for Incourage.
“Narrow Gates and Dark Sluggish Nights” by Anita Mathias at Dreaming Beneath the Spires.
“Happy Naomh Padriac’s Day” by Greg Sullivan at Sippican cottage.
“A Poem for My Son” by Megan Willome.
“Dreams of Living” by Chris Galford at The Waking Den.
“Blurred Vision” by Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.
“Birds over Computer Fan” by Jerry Barrett at Parenthetically Speaking in 3D.
Paintings and Photographs
“Sauvie Island Studies,” watermedia on Yupo by Randall David Tipton at A Painter’s Process.
“A Wonderful Hike” by Timothy Good at Photography by Tiwago.
“Love Is Not All” by Edna St. Vincent Millay, read by Tom O’Bedlam at Spoken Verse.
“Life and Death” by Paul Cardall.
Photograph: St. Patrick’s Cathedral by Bobby Mikul via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.