Rose Analogy. Beauty of old rose bushes vs. buds. Hard life giving beauty. “Finding Noel” by Richard Paul Evans (Feb. 2007)

February 1, 2007 Susan’s Newsletter  Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans Rose analogy with life (young buds vs. gnarled old bushes) The Rose with a story.  The beauty of those that lived a hard life. It's February! We all made it – spring is just around the corner! Okay – I'm not that optimistic.  But […]


Aging “Forward from Here: Leaving Middle Age and Other Unexpected Adventures” by Reeve Lindbergh (Nov. 2008)

Susan's Newsletter November 13, 2008 Forward from Here: Leaving Middle Age and Other Unexpected Adventures by Reeve Lindbergh   Good morning!  Here I go again with too much underlined that I want you to think about, but not wanting to overwhelm you.  Ugh!  Do you realize the tremendous pressure that puts on me before I […]


Description of a Beautiful Person “Neighbor Rosicky” by Willa Cather (Feb. 2007)

February 15, 2007 Susan’s Newsletter Willa Cather’s Collected Stories: Neighbor Rosisky      Description of a kind man. It seems like a long time since I’ve sat & typed to all of you!!   I have the coffee downed (proving I’m feeling better!) and ready to take on the day!   This week we got in all of […]


Children’s thoughts on aging. Oldest woman alive knowing Susan as a child. (Ted Kooser, Sue Monk Kidd, Anne Lindbergh) Misc. newsletters from Susan

  “You, see, Ann, Grandma is getting “real.” That’s all.” (referring to The Velveteen Rabbit)… I was left to consider for the first time that growing old could be a wondrous passage. The markings of it didn’t matter, except to those who didn’t understand. What mattered was becoming “real.” What mattered was loving and being […]


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On Thursdays I try to send an e-mail where I write about what I am personally reading in my own life that week. I try to add a Latin phrase relating to the topic of my reading. You can see past notes under archives on my home page, listing these writings by topic. I write to help process life, I write so that we can all have the opportunity to read what will help us find beauty in life. Beauty in details. Realizing how much we have regardless of what pains we may have. I would love to add you to my list of who gets the notes on Thursdays! Susan



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