Sunday, April 23, 2023

Feminine Readers

 Feminine writing is for the feminine reader. 

A feminine reader studies a collection of texts that deal with fundamental issues of existence in ways that question our perception of ourselves and others.  They want to create a better life.  

Helene Cixous writes for the feminine reader.   

Susan Sellers editor of the Helene Cixous Reader

Wednesday, April 19, 2023


 To have imagination and to be aware of it is to benefit from possessing an inner richness and a spontaneous and endless flood of images.  

Magdalena Abakanowicz 

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

How to love

 The way to love someone is to lightly run your fingers over that person’s soul until you find a crack and then gently pour your love into that crack.  

Found these words in an old journal. 

Preparing the travel cloth for tonight’s plane stitching. 

Monday, April 10, 2023

Dear Lydia

 Dear Lydia

Now I’m writing a word.

I picked up the sauna brush from the post office yesterday along with the papers and the almanac. 

I shouted your praises when I tried it.  It has long bristles and such a long handle that now I don’t need to use a shovel to scrub my back anymore.  

My life is nothing like it was.  It’s always the same.  I’ve been alone for a long time.  Heikki is always out there in the bush in the winter.  

My grandmother Anna’s letter to her sister in Finland, November 27, 1959.  (google translated from the original Finn into English) 

Sunday, April 9, 2023


Yesterday was a treasure of a day.  

Everything was lovely 

He was so generous and kind to me. 

We talked a lot while driving. 

We listened to CBC. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2023


Knowing above all that the earth beneath her feet was so deep and so secret that she need not fear the invasion of understanding dissolving its mystery. 

This feeling had a quality of GLORY.  

Clarice Lispector