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Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Oscar Wilde

Halloween during a pandemic

As we approach Halloween during a pandemic, I started wondering.

Do we really feel like donning a costume mask after wearing one in our daily lives for six months?

I have heard people say that they notice how eyes smile more now that many are in masks.  Or they meet new people who are wearing masks and then when they finally see their face, they do not recognize them as their brain created a face under the mask that did not match reality. Continue reading

November 30th

Two people who made a big impression on me celebrated their birthdays today.  British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was born 144 years ago on November 30th, 1874.  The author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, was born on the same day in 1835, 183 years ago.   Continue reading

Inspired by the words

As I prepare for our upcoming trip to Ireland for the World Irish Dance Championships, I can’t help but be inspired by the words of so many Irish writers. They have a way of saying things that make us realize there is a universal heart that beats in all of us.  And they remind us of the importance of our dreams. Some of my favourites are…

“But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”
–William Butler Yeats, “He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” Continue reading

The stories in your head

What are the stories in your head about what you are capable of?  Maybe your parents told you that you’d never get a real job in the arts.  Or a friend might have said that you weren’t very smart.  Maybe a boyfriend from years ago told you that your legs weren’t long enough.  Or you might have learned from your upbringing that there is never enough money to go around. Continue reading

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