or why you haven't heard from me in a while
Love your inspirational writings, Molly! Your struggles help others & you articulate them so well!
Thank you for this amazing post taking us (me) through your summer and for the amazing , unexpected support of Maria Mankin and my new mystery series (... and we could use some prayers since the second "Death in the Woods" is out, but the third is due at the publishers and is still all death and no detection, called unhelpfully "Death in a Third Novel"!!) Mostly deep gratitude for writing this Quixote journey into solitude for extroverts that also speaks deeply to introverts like myself (yep, no "e's" at all on the Myers-Briggs) Your journey touches the holy everybody, which is, of course, why your books and sermons and devotionals do as well! Blessings on what your land will become and also on what your living and telling the tale is always becoming!
Your musings on UCCs Daily Devotional are the reason I'm here. And I'm sure glad I am. Thanks Molly, you make this 74-year old mind feel pretty damn good.
Oh my dear dear Molly. A blessing. Made me read every word. Thank you
Dear Molly, You always write from your heart and I can feel your words at the core of my being. This beautiful balance of time alone and time in community with others! I have reached that in my life today and I am very grateful. I am very active here at Givens and yet some days I choose to take a quiet day and spend the whole day in my room! So happy you are now well and strong. Love, Cathie
Molly, I was a big sicko twice this summer. Baptized in the mucus and muck of fever and cough. Once with Covid. So, I relate and am hoping you are feeling better and better. I, too, have freed-up space as kids live remotely. Unlike you-I am an introvert with a wacky playful need for connection. I need solitude, and it requires conscious attention to claim it. This weekend at a poetry retreat with Brenda Vaca, check out her poetry book Riot of Roses, I dreamed I had an empty alcove with nothing in it. It wasn't my office or my bedroom. Then, in a meditation I saw myself sheltered inside dark black wings and learned of tzel- the necessary shade offered by the divine. However we find and know it, I need companions like you. Grateful to travel alongside.
I’m so sorry about the Covid, but what fodder for an absolutely wonderful post! Thank you. I live in NH not far from Maren and will look for her book. And some day I’ll visit my “niece” in El Cerrito and get to your church! Deb Wilcox Loudon NH
Love reading your words again. Hope you are on the mend.