Roses for Remembrance

. On Sandra Heska King’s blog, her “Scripture Sunday” post today is entitled “Bouquets of Roses”, and quotes Isaiah 61:2-3 where it is announced that God will comfort all who mourn and give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes. Her post brought to mind the roses and petals that were placed in memory of my brother-in-lawContinue reading “Roses for Remembrance”

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”