Talking to a grandmother and finding a map. The gift of a good dad. A photograph of a boxcar. Playing a piano like a waterfall. The story of a cellist who made music in the midst of chaos. A poem about natural instincts, and a poem about secrets. Good stuff was all over the internet this week.
“Dazzled by Lewis. Finding Peace Beyond the Anxiety of Influence” and “As birds sing because they must even so I write” by Anita Mathias at Dreaming Beneath the Spires.
“The Shadow of Your Wings” by Jeanne Damoff at The View From Here.
“Life’s Soundtrack” by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today.
“Shaking My Head in Wonder” by Jody Lee Collins at Three Way Light.
“Coming Back Early to See My Grandma and Finding a Map” and “Atomic Fireballs, Father’s Day, and a Church Door Always Locked” by Shawn Smucker.
“Another Look: Making Music in the Midst of Chaos” by Chaplain Mike at Internet Monk.
“Accessing Infinite Creativity” by Jason Stasyszen for Soulfari.
“Lie to us, too, please” by Perry Block at Nouveau Old, Formerly Cute.
“Field of Dreams” by Travis Thrasher at The Journey is Everything.
“They Want Our Symptoms But Not Our Stories” by Marilyn Gard at Communicating Across Boundaries.
“Graceful Summer: A Day of Small Things” by Michelle DeRusha at Graceful.
“The Gift of a Good Dad” by Diana Trautwein at Just Wondering.
“Secrets” by Chris Yokel.
“Natural Instincts (Found Poem)” by Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.
“The Hive Jive” by Chris Galford at The Waking Den.
“Mary Oliver: I am breathing” by Louise Gallagher at Recover Your Joy.
“Bleeding” by B.K. McKenzie at Signed…BKM.
“15” by Nancy Rosback at A Little Somethin’.
“Diary of An Old Soul (George MacDonald)” by Michael at Longing’s End.
Paintings and Photographs
“Eastern Oregon Study,” watermedia on Yupo by Randall David Tipton at A Painter’s Process.
“Outside My Office” by Tim Good at Good Photography.
“Box Car” by Steve Gravano at Take a Look Around.
“Color-Full” by Susan Etole at Just…A Moment.
“Waterfall” by Jon Schmidt of The Piano Guys.
Photograph: Washington, D.C. Metro by David Fettig via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.