Daily life

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This week I was reading fellow writer-poet-blogger Luanne Castle’s blog, in which she described a typical day in her life (“Typical Tuesday with Luanne Castle”).  Then today I read  the blog of my writing friend and collaborator Anne J in which she talked about a rushed and stressful afternoon in her life and how she managed to get through it (“Finding Joy I”).  After I read their posts, I had the wonderful feeling of getting to know them better by learning more about their daily lives.

In the past few days I’ve been talking with Tom & Audrey at USAThroughOurEyes blog about the profound transformation that happens when we take the time to listen – really listen – to our fellow human beings.  What is life like for them?  What are the hopes, fears, what do they strive to do.  What makes them laugh? What brings tears to their eyes?  And that suddenly, in hearing their stories, we find ourselves seeing the world from their vantage point.  (“Putting ourselves in their shoes,” as the saying goes!)

I was inspired this week by an interview with visual artist Maira Kalman, who said in part:

. . . People are leading very particular and very complex lives, and. . . every human being is a human being. People who you think you might have absolutely nothing in common with, philosophically, or just on a daily level, you find out there’s a tremendous amount of contact [shared common experience]. It might be so obvious to say that, but I don’t think that you can appreciate that until you actually go, and live that. . . . [and then] we can have a conversation about that and find the common humanity.  (On Being With Krista Tippett, https://onbeing.org/programs/)

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These conversations and reflections got me thinking about writing about my life on a daily level in a future blog post.  I’m thinking of doing that later this week, and I hope it helps us connect even more over the things that unite us, and about that things that make us different.  Have a wonderful week!

31 thoughts on “Daily life

  1. How’s that for synchronicity, my friend? This is awesome! I love what you’ve quoted from the interview. It is so true about our lives and conversations. I am looking forward to your posts on connections. Here’s to getting to know each other more and sharing a lot more than our writings. May I reblog this? Oh, and thanks for the mention. 😊 Much love and hugs. 💖🤗

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  2. Thanks for the mention, Theresa! I shared this on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #writerslife because it seems incredibly important for us to share information like this. Thanks for bringing that to our attention! xo

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  3. It is always so inspiring for us Theresa when we read your post and learn of new ways to look at the world around us. When you shared with us the link to the interview with Maira Kalman and our conversations with you it really put so many things together for us. As we listened to the interview and read along it caused us to explore her style in hope of incorporating her techniques to bring more of what is real to the table. Each of our lives have a profound impact on one another. We just know how our lives have been impacted by getting to know you and hearing your stories Theresa. This is also true of so many other bloggers that have stepped out in faith to share with us. I guess its the ole proverb of iron sharpening iron.

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    1. “As we listened to the interview and read along it caused us to explore her style in hope of incorporating her techniques to bring more of what is real to the table.” – how wonderful! Thank you for telling me this. It’s a gift I will savor. 🙂

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  4. Reblogged this on I think, I say, I do and commented:

    Excerpt from Theresa’s blog post:

    I was inspired this week by an interview with visual artist Maira Kalman, who said in part:

    . . . People are leading very particular and very complex lives, and. . . every human being is a human being. People who you think you might have absolutely nothing in common with, philosophically, or just on a daily level, you find out there’s a tremendous amount of contact [shared common experience]. It might be so obvious to say that, but I don’t think that you can appreciate that until you actually go, and live that. . . . [and then] we can have a conversation about that and find the common humanity.  (On Being With Krista Tippett, https://onbeing.org/programs/)
    

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