Saturday, August 05, 2006

Congratulations and Releasing Times

I'd like to congratulate some cyber friends who have recently had work published in Releasing Times, a journal of reflections by women in their 50's and 60's, edited by Julie Gallagher.

Beth of Beth's Front Porch
Judy of Talking to Myself
"Teagrapple," who leaves messages here from time to time

Both Beth and Judy published works that originally appeared in their blogs, proving how beneficial blogging is to our creative lives.

Congratulations, and keep writing!


beths front porch said...

I think that what you describe is one of the most enlightening, transcendent moments of creativity: when we realize how "things go together."

There's no way to force the bud to bloom or understand what the flowers will look like from the bed with furrows in it. I often feel guilty about this; when someone asks about my writing, I really can't tell them much, even if I wanted to. If I do, it goes away. It's just neat stacks, accountant's figures.

I felt like I took a cool refreshing bath, just from reading your entry.

V said...

Congratulations to Beth, Judy, "Teagrapple" and Theresa!

V said...

Talk about coming together! Eight pages in one night? Wow!

From Rollo May.....
Creative people......are distinguished by the fact that they can live with anxiety, even though a high price may be paid in terms of insecurity, sensitivity, and defenselessness for the gift of the 'divine madness', to borrow a term used by the classical Greeks. They do not run away from non-being, but by encountering and wrestling with it, force it to produce being. They knock on silence for an answering music; they pursue meaninglessness until they can force it to mean."

V said...

Hey! A painting of Siegfried! LOL

Erin said...

Congratulations, Beth, Judy, and Teagrapple!

Theresa, so glad to hear things came together for you so beautifully!

ggw07 said...

"The interpretation that makes you ardent and hopeful and active and reverent is the true one." Rumi

Exciting news! Congrat's to all! Sounds like you're in the zone- Keep going!

ggw07 said...

Don't remember if I shared this before but-can't resist-
"There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open." Martha Graham, quoted by biographer Agnes de Mille in "Martha: The Life and Work of Martha Graham"

Anonymous said...

Thank you for mentioning me, Theresa. Your entry, and the comments, have been a lot of help. I am going through a tough time right now. Teagrapple.

emmapeelDallas said...

Thank you so much for mentioning me, Theresa, and for encouraging me to submit my work. I wouldn't have thought to do it, on my own, and I wouldn't have known about Releasing Times.

Thanks again.




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