Baby steps and unexpected gifts

Does anyone remember when buying a Nike product was a show of support for Colin Kaepernick?

That was me yesterday just after sending a prompt to the incomparable Ms Deb Lacativa. Two hours of writing and shared reading goes a long way toward sustaining discipline. Next week, I’ll have three mornings like that with various other writers. After days and days of rain, the sky graces us with blue. The patio crew, at last, is here and guess what their name is? “Amazing Gardens.”

Did I tell you that the editor I’ve hired is named ‘Joy’?

Hiring Joy and installing Amazing Gardens – I’m not sure it gets better than that!

Of course, Joy may pan my book. I recently updated the blog’s “About” tab to address this writing project a little. How it may not be a “go” in the end for lots of reasons.

I don’t want to end on that note, so check this out.

By Tina Zaffiro! Look at the detail on this eyeglass case. Those blossoms. The berries! And, we all know who that black critter is, don’t we? Such an unexpected and wonderful gift! thank you, Tina.

11 thoughts on “Baby steps and unexpected gifts

  1. RainSluice

    Take the big steps, Dee! You are my human signpost that says: With Amazing Vision and Grace Let Us Sustain Our Voices As Truth to Power. Or something like that 🙂 And then there’s the multiple intelligence things that just don’t fit on any sign post or bumper sticker. Best Wishes!

  2. Nancy

    Dee…keep pushing forward, you have so much to offer! You are my sign post for all things protest, passion and informed!
    I am simply amazed by Tina’s beautiful stitching! What a gift!
    May you have more days of blue skies to lift and inspire you, as you do for others.
    PS I hope you got the email I sent 😊

    1. deemallon

      Email with fascinating letter is highlighted important. Looking forward to reading it today.

  3. ravenandsparrow

    What? Are you thinking of setting your book aside? Does Joy get to decide? What’s going on here?

    1. deemallon

      No she doesn’t get final say. I’ve been of two minds about this project from its early days. The sense of freedom and rightness that might come with letting it go sometimes gets front row seating. And when it does, it looks for reasons.

    2. deemallon

      I am waiting for feedback. Longer than anticipated. What I fill the gap with isn’t generally favorable. Bad habits, I guess. Feel free to ignore. Though I would not die if i decided ultimately to set the story aside. It’s important to recognize this.

  4. Tina

    I had such fun making this for you. I do hope your glasses fit in it .. I always worry a bit that I’m making them to small.
    You have given me so much .. helping me grow with your suggestions of books to read. A small thank you from me to you.

    1. deemallon

      So grateful to receive. Thank you again. The next time I get on a plane (?), my spare glasses will travel in this lovely slide.


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