an uncommon peace….


 August has been intense for me,
a little  lot  like childbirth,
and now there has settled in the sweetest quiet I’ve ever known
and I don’t want to talk away the magic.

I wish I could hold this sense of relish
like a seashell to your ear
so you could hear the fierce beauty
of this uncommon peace.

I think it’s the sound that free makes.

“With every awkward strum,  Harold Crick became stronger in who he was,
what he wanted,  and why he was alive.
Harold did what had terrified him before,
that which had eluded him Monday through Friday
for so many years,
that which the unrelenting lyrics of numerous punk rock songs told him to do.
Harold Crick lived his life.”
-Stranger than Fiction

I’ll still be here each day till the month is done;
I just want to say how much it’s meant
having you share the road with me.
Something I’ll never forget…..thank you.


  1. Elephant's Child on August 23, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Thank you so very much for sharing your journey. And may your threads remain free and easy, snagging on beauty and relinquishing difficulty.

  2. Lindsay on August 23, 2013 at 5:58 am

    Can you hear that…?
    The wonderful sound of silence in my heart,
    when I read your words every single time.



  3. Wanda on August 23, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Reading yours words always bring about a sense of peace for me Jennifer. Thank you for allowing us to share the journey with you. I noticed you said you will be here each day till the month is done. Are you planning to take a break from blogging?

  4. Julia Bourque on August 23, 2013 at 8:37 am

    I’m so glad that you are feeling peaceful and free and how you lived your August journey with all of us. You are indeed a wave rider.
    I’ll follow you till.


  5. Peggy on August 23, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    You consistently provide beauty to my life through your word stories and prose. It also inspires me to try harder to find the right words when I write. I love friends that make you want to reach higher.

  6. Kathy on August 24, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Joy. Peace. Your meditative post is contagious! Big hugs to you, kath

  7. jeanie on August 27, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    I have loved having your write every month — even if sometimes (like today) I get a little bit behind. Your words and art and photos are simply a spellbinding combination. I’m glad it has been freeing and lovely for you, because at least for me it has been wonderful in every way.

  8. leslie on September 5, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I love that movie – it’s one of my very favorites. And I’m enjoying catching up with your August sharing – thank you for your transparency – for your bravery. May you be given strength to walk your road, and provision along the way, for all your needs. God bless you.

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