Life As An Art Form

Quips & Commentaries in Prose and Poetry

Won and Done?

11/11/2016

Photo by Alexander Lam @alxznder

Part of the answer to the question, How Free Exactly Do You Want to Be? lies in how vulnerable and authentic we are willing to be when and if we show up. We must know that all of our life experiences can be useful and instructive, much in the same way the words of our ancestors are for us now. What we write and share has the potential to be the very salt for someone else’s stew of life. Regardless of how hard we think we’ve fought, we can hardly be done.

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The longer I live, the more I appreciate: A new sunrise; A rare moon; Blankets of fallen leaves bedazzled in red, gold, purple, yellow, and other nameless colors; Laughter; Prolonged sleep on a rainy Saturday morning in Fall; and, Clarity in the creative process. Right now, these simple and free gifts are giving me

How To Live Forever

Avril Somerville (SomerEmpress)

Living’s heavy work. (Babbitt, Natalie. Tuck Everlasting. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1975.) I learned yesterday of Author Natalie Babbitt’s death. Babbitt was 84. While she had written several books, Babbitt was most revered for her seminal work,Tuck Everlasting, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. Tuck Everlasting, though marketed to young readers, dealt with the subject of mortality, …

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How Free Exactly Do You Want to Be?

11/01/2016

Throughout the month of November, I will share with you some close and undeniable truths that I believe will set us free for real. These posts will vary in length and will end with a question for your personal contemplation. Ultimately, the sum of this time will help you better answer the question of “How Free Exactly Do You Want to Be?” for yourself, and find steps you can take to help you get there. 

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The Real Hunger Games

Avril Somerville (SomerEmpress)

In this article, author Avril Somerville reasserts her responsibility as a writer and steward of spiritual gifts that help others in their quest for meaning. I am confident that this is a most fitting way to return to this blog, Life As An Art Form, after such a lengthy hiatus. I have been quietly rebelling against the …

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