My Writing Playground

a personal and inspirational blog, full of my creations and others' creations

Month: September, 2012

Kindle My Heart, from A Little Princess

A Little Princess (director Alfonso Cuarón), my mother’s favorite movie when I was little, never fails to move me.

As the moon kindles the night
As the wind kindles the fire
As the rain fills
Every ocean
And the sun, the earth
With your heart kindle my heart

Take my heart
Take my heart
Kindle it with your heart
And my heart cannot be
Kindled without you
With your heart kindle my heart



a poem

I bake
cookies to keep me company
on a frosty winter’s day
or a tranquil summer’s night

We wake
the compassion dosing within us. We put
our life on hold
as we bake
troubles into dreams,
tears into laughter,
strangers into lovers,
fears into hopes and embraces.

We make
room for another batch of
cookies; another table, another day.

And we take
them out, one by one,
when done.
Sometimes we’re too late. It burns.
Sometimes we act too quickly.
We forget to stop and
let time pass.

But sometimes, when we’re very lucky,
we make a miracle—
our very own miracle
—not with fairies and with magic spells, but
with the heart.

At home,
with the heart
and a little butter
and a little sugar

and hope.

“Gay people could do anything.”

“Now, in the old days, Indians used to be forgiving of any kind of eccentricity. In fact, weird people were often celebrated. Epileptics were often shamans because people just assumed that God gave seizure-visions to the lucky ones. Gay people were see as magical, too. I mean, like in many cultures, men were viewed as warriors and women were viewed as caregivers. But gay people, being both male and female, were seen as both warriors and caregivers. Gay people could do anything. They were like Swiss Army knives!”

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

“Being a writer, if you think about it…

Authors@Google: Neil Gaiman

“[B]eing a writer, … if you think about it, [is] an incredibly odd profession to have if you’re a grown-up. [You’re] just sort of making things up and writing them down.”
– Neil Gaiman

Kelp Forest

What if your world looked like this?

Discovered by my sister. Found here.

How Susan Power Became a Writer

Video of How Susan Power Became a Writer

It’s very cool to me to hear about how she started writing. Susan Power wrote The Grass Dancer – a fascinating book, if you’ve never read it.

What does pi sound like?

What does pi sound like?

There are more ways of seeing things than you can imagine.

“Tell me, what is it …

From the poem “The Summer Day.” Mary Oliver writes some lovely poetry. Curious?
(Image found here.)

“Be gentle with yourself. …

Image found here.

“The BEST and most BEAUTIFUL things …

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