Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wish I Had Written This


Before the pen drops...
Before the color stains...

Before the sound breaks
the silent night,
there is that moment,
where we sit with
our hearts,
our limbs
bound by imaginary ropes
of our own making.

Be brave creative souls.
Choose to be unbound.
Choose to create with
and passion.
Choose to cut through
the threads of self-doubt,
the paralysis of perfection.

Use your hands,
your eyes,
your voice
to keep God's creative force alive.
It is your gift to the world
and to God.

Embrace this unbinding,
and watch yourself
fly free.

Wanderings & Ponderings by Lisa Dunlap

Sunday, July 27, 2008


They are the faces that I look for in the crowd.
They are the ones who cheer for me.
They are the ones who never hear mistakes.

No matter what I do in life, they will always be my fans,
and I will always be theirs.

They call me "Mommy".

How lucky can a person get?

Friday, July 18, 2008

Before and After

He was twelve in the first two pictures....fifteen when he got his braces off.
Almost taller than I am.
I feel like I'm watching an egg hatch,
or a butterfly emerge,

I don't want him to fly away.