Saturday, December 17, 2011
Who lighted the flame within you?
"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark
from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep
gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."
~ Albert Schweitzer
I begin with Nancy Simpson, Janice Moore, Carol Crawford, Richard Argo, Steve Harvey, Maureen Ryan Griffin, and other writers who sparked the flame of writng in me.
Later when my light was so dim I wasn't sure it would survive the storm within me, my sisters, Gay and June, Lee Hunter and Lyn Hunter, Michelle Keller, Stu Moring, Ginny my guardian angel, Ash, Nadine and Vicki, Alice and Marsha, Dick and Linda, all helped me hold it together, and they sparked the flame to flare again. I think of all of them with deepest gratitude.
Supporting me also were JC Walkup, Kay Byer, Nancy Purcell, Paul Donovan, Estelle Rice, Maren Mitchell, and all my wonderful students who have passed through Writers Circle.
Without the support and guidance of Maureen Ryan Griffin, Writers Circle would have been a much larger challenge. I am grateful for my relationship with Tipper Pressley who has been a joy, huge supporter and technical helper for my blogs.
Is there any one of us who doesn't have cause to think with deep
gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us?