carleen brice of the pajama gardener has tagged me for a meme that requires i post the first line of the first post of each month of 2007 (i began blogging in april and was on hiatus the entire month of october). i quite like this meme, as it reminds me where i've been so far:
april: at this moment: a feeling of great optimism about my work, the possibilities of it, and really, the possibilities of community.
may: this early morning, an acquaintance needed my help, and so i was in her company.
june: old things die, new things grow.
july: i've had quite a week at the voices of our nations arts foundation (vona) summer writing workshop (university of san francisco).
august: so long a letter by mariama ba has long been a treasure of african fiction writing, and women's fiction writing.
semptember: at certain times, a dear loved one says to me, "you'll feel much better in the morning."
november: a recent conversation with a friend reminds me of the fallacy of 'all or nothing thinking,' not only as relates to the things we want and our ability to obtain them, but also in our assuming that a person must be either one thing or another.
december: i am thinking: if in this moment, we are able to seize that thing that brings us peace, makes us feel such joy, it no longer matters what happened yesterday, or might happen tomorrow.
tagged: eudaemonia; ello; urban conjure woman.