Finding the words to show, not tell

. “There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.” [Henri Matisse] Description, we’re told, is best achieved not in telling, but in showing — not in saying it’s raining, butContinue reading “Finding the words to show, not tell”

A Natural Kind of Beauty

There is nothing quite like the peaceful seclusion of a special place to bring refreshment to mind, body and spirit. Our lakeside retreat is remote. There is no public access and the nearest electricity is twenty kilometers away. Only one other home on the lake is occupied. The only sounds we hear are from natureContinue reading “A Natural Kind of Beauty”