Only you can tell your story…

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Jeanne’s emoji

And: “When you’re writing a book, you don’t really think about it critically. You don’t want to know too well what you’re doing. First, you write the book, then you find the justification for it. The book is constructed as a conversation, with someone doing most of the talking and someone doing most of the listening.”
American novelist E.L. Doctorow

American novelist E.L. Doctorow
He wrote: “Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion.”

He said: “I’m not writing about nature. I’m writing about humanity. And if I have a subject, it is justice. And the rediscovery of the manifold way in which our lives can be shaped by the recovery of a sense of reverence for life.”



illustrator: Walter Koessler


renewal requires:



third eye





the sacred




watercolor filter in Photoshop of Bob Boy by Jeanne


Hospice has moved in

and comfort is the goal:


personal care


by the family visible and  invisible.

It’s his soul-journey!

Technology’s Security

(Jeanne home-made) in Looksery on her iPhone 6+


Technology’s Security


Tech tries to code


tries to hide it in passwords

questions about your mother’s maiden name

your digits

on phones, birthdays, childhood pets;

then warns you not to use nick-names

which betray your predilections;

when actually

security is simply



the balance of listening instead of


Definition #309 Listening

I0000gPdSCNWvmGQasked God for his will

“Have a massage; feel your strength”

grace flowed in and through

Definition #209 Attention

Oliver Puzzles with Don May 2015

Oliver Puzzles with Don
May 2015

Kathleen Jamie
“When we were young, we were told that poetry is about voice,

about finding a voice and speaking with this voice,

but the older I get I think it’s not about voice, it’s about listening and the art of listening,

listening with attention.

I don’t just mean with the ear;

bringing the quality of attention to the world.

The writers I like best are those who attend.”

Seamus Heaney, Annie Dillard, Elizabeth Bishop are writers who “attend.”

Riddle#12 Listening

Jeanne Listens to iMac

Jeanne Listens to iMac

Don listens to iMac

Don listens to iMac

Quaker Saying:
“Listening creates holy silence.
Listening is like rain.”

For the artwork created by Jeanne and Don, go to:
Enjoy the many links.

Off the Beaten Track

I’d rather be
Off the beaten track.
Eyes wide.
Breaths deep.
Listening for
Virgin sounds’
All rights reserved
Jeanne Poland

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