I have a box of cards in my house, saved from the time I was in the hospital, fighting for my life. At certain times since then, I have pulled out that box, and reread the cards, which take me back to that time in my life. What I know is that I was never alone, and that I was held in the loving arms of God, and it was words on pages that reminded me of that gift.
I also have boxes of poems written on scrap pieces of paper, notes capturing a moment that I didn’t want to pass. Some of the poems in the box are sweet messages from Tony, from our college days when a note would be left on the spokes of my bicycle wheel, or a car window. Words have the power to transform our lives, especially those shared with love and care.
Even if you think you are not a writer, you have wisdom within that if shared, can become a touchstone for someone you love. Please join us for a wisdom writing event on Wednesday, April 3rd at 6:30. My friend Donna Mazzitelli, a book editor and I will lead you through a series of exercises designed to help you create a keepsake piece worthy of sharing with a family member or loved one.