Friday, August 21, 2015


   Thinking about writing this week brought to mind my daughter-in-law's compost pile. She made it herself out of discarded pallets. I peered up and over to see what was happening inside. Watermelon rinds, onion skins, celery stalks and pepper tops were marinating together to eventually break down into useable soil. That is how I see my ideas. They are seemingly unrelated scraps of words perculating in a brew that I hope one day will be a paragraph or even a whole blogpost.

       What I find to write about it most assuredly been waiting to rise up. Unconsciously I imagine I have been composing. I heard Ann Patchett, the novelist say this morning,

   "Sometimes it takes a long time for your life to filter down into music." 

   And from Natalie Goldberg,
  "Continue to turn over and over the organic details of your life until some of them fall through the garbage of discursive thoughts to the solid ground of black soil."

  These are worth finding and I hope sharing.


  1. Good morning! I love the quote from Natalie Goldberg. I also love your perspective---how ideas are like the good nutrients plants pull from compost. What a great analogy! Visiting from #fmfparty. Nice to meet you. Nice to meet another yoga enthusiast too:)

    1. Your blog is on my list, now. I love it.

  2. Love the Natalie Goldberg quote - and your graphic of the compost pile! I feel so much like this - so many thoughts swirling around, God, please make something beautiful out of them to be used for Your glory!
    Oh, and I play piano too! Nice to meet you today, thanks for visiting my blog!

  3. Loved, loved, loved your post! I've been pondering the word 'percolating' a lot recently....I like the composting idea, too, even better: mulling over, marinating, turning in to something it. [In love with the Ann Patchett quote: thank you!]

  4. LOVE this analogy! What looks like just ordinary watermelon rinds and onion skins to some... will "eventually break down into useable soil". And our Creator has clearly shown us that AMAZING things can be formed...made...created (when in the hands of a true artist) while others simply look at what they think is "just dirt". My prayer today? Lord, please break me down into USEABLE soil. Thank you for this perspective! (#49)


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