each tear flows back to the stream, to the river, to the ocean. drops rise to the clouds, fall back to earth. this rain today breaks my heart. i cry these tears for you as i shower, and each tear flows back ...
One tiny shell from Niihau, one polaroid from Eklutna Glacier, one bit of sand from the stairs of the temple of Hatshepsut, a piece of sheep's wool from the hills near Clew Bay, all wrapped in a silk scarf from Istanbul and kept in my grandmother's wooden Bible box. These are my priceless treasures I will hand down.
I'm doing a daily health challenge on FaceBook, and today we're challenged to come up with a bucket list: those things one wants to do before they die. The real challenge is, once you've finished writing the list of 5 or 10 things, to choose one you will focus on this year that you can make some headway on, or actually accomplish. So, here's my list:
Bucket list 2011
Visit Scotland for a month
Go to Bilbao to see the museum by Gehry
go back to my Italian language studies and become fluent enough for conversation
learn to read in French
Go to Paris for a month
Spend a year traveling the world on that condo ship The World as someone’s housesitter
Live in Tuscany after the kids are grown
Have The Godmother picked up by HBO as a long-running series with me as creator/head writer
Can you guess which one I've chosen to work on? If you can, post a comment and I'll let you know whether you're right and how I plan to proceed in 2011.
Blue Roses and Copperheads and Common Women are now available on Amazon.com in book form.
In Kindle-compatible format at Amazon.com are my short story Summer's Over and my mystery novel The Hounding, which is an homage to Sherlock Holmes and has received great reviews. You can also find either of these on my website in pdf format at www.SandradeHelen.com.
A myriad of plays: full length, one act, solo, ten-minute, and monologues. Please hie yourself to my website for excerpts, even some mp3 versions. www.SandradeHelen.com