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February 24, 2012 1 Comment

Ocean Birds

photo by Wonderlane

This week I have some amazing posts to share with you. The serendipitous way I stumble upon writing that speaks to something I’m pondering or words I need to hear always amazes me. I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I do.


Julia, of The Painted Path, posted an amazing piece of writing on her blog this week. Perhaps the most beautiful poem in the world. I’m not a huge poetry reader but every once in a while a poem speaks directly to my soul. This one shook me, took my breath away, and fused itself to my heart who needs the comfort of it’s words as a daily reminder. This will be hanging in the my office, right above my desk, so my eyes can see what my heart needs to feel.


In this post Katrina Kennison, author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day and Mitten Strings from God, writes about watching her grown son direct his first musical production.

“And what is our real job as parents, if not first to nurture the beings entrusted to our care, to have faith in their inchoate processes of growing and becoming, and then to show up, again and again, for as long as we are able, to bear grateful witness to their unfolding destinies?” (from the post)

As the mother of two young children Katrina’s experience of witnessing her son grow into a young man living his passions is awe inspiring. One of my greatest hopes for my children is that they find passions and pursue them, embracing their fear and excitement on their own paths to greatness.


Heather, of Shivaya Naturals, writes about teaching mindfulness to children. And concludes that perhaps we don’t need to teach children mindfulness at all. Perhaps it is us who need to learn to be more mindful from our children.


Wishing you all a wonderful last weekend in February. Less than a week now until the Spring Issue of Sparrow Magazine goes live (release date March 1, for those who don’t know). I will be working most of the weekend on putting together our most amazing issue yet.

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  1. Julia says:

    Wow, Kelly, I’m so deeply touched. These words you’ve written about my poem fill me.

    Sending so much love your way today,


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