February 2018

Do you feel like we are beginning to move into spring? The rain, the slightly warming temperatures, the gradually lengthening days, all suggest we’re just around the corner from winter’s end. If you’re like me, you may celebrate each month for its own loveliness. A little late, I posted my author newsletter for February this morning. Happy writing!

Theresa J. Barker

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At my desk this morning. About 7:00 when I got up this morning, I heard the smallest sound of raindrops tapping on the roof.  I was delighted.  I know, I know, rain can be dreary and made you feel blue.  But for me, the sound of rain is one of the most pleasant sounds on Earth.  What is is about the tap-tap-tap sound that makes me feel so delighted?  I think it’s the feeling of being enclosed, enveloped, surrounded by a natural curtain of rain.  It’s like being in one of those old-fashioned four-poster beds from the 1800s, those Dickensian beds, where you draw the curtains all ’round (to keep in the heat, I suppose?).  Cozy.  Snuggly.  Hearing the sound of rain is like that for me.

I am enjoying the poem by Margaret Atwood, “February.” It…

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