January 2nd, 2011

fears lie

Finally, a year that wasn't just waiting

I find I am having a difficult time writing this post; please, pardon any clumsy phrasing.

2010 was horrible, stressful, painful, and almost broke me; but it ended in unexpected gifts of grace, both concrete and intangible.

For the first time in years, I am full of hope. And it's not desperate, anymore, no longer a matter of simply holding on the belief that even the bad things have to wind down sometime. It's real.

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In conclusion, let me hand you a quote I was recently introduced to by a nun who writes screenplays (yes, she's totally awesome). This is something I have felt for a long time, and hope to understand better this coming year:

"You might think of the spiritual as intangible reality, and of creativity as the means by which the intangible is made concrete so that you can experience it." --Vinita Hampton Wright