Welcome

Hi everyone, and welcome to the new Words for the Weekend site. Whether you are a new friend or an old friend–err, sorry that sounds bad, how about established friend?–or even just a quiet follower, I’m glad you’re here.

If you’re new and are curious about the blog and/or series, feel free to check out the “About” page. And if you see a header image you like and are curious about–there are several images set to rotation–see the “Featured Artwork” page for artist information. There are also thumbnails you can click on to see the piece in full.

I’m wrapping up the Weekend Words series over on my other blog, RoS, this upcoming weekend (October 12), and then I anticipate this site “going live” the next Saturday, October 19.

While you are here, feel free to offer suggestions for blog layout or content. I tried to make the site cozy and comfortable; I even included a “jukebox” in the sidebar of songs that I’ll rotate in and out. (Edited to add: the 2011 theme does not allow sidebars on post-pages, so please view from the home page if interested; a mini-jukebox can be found in the footers from any page.) I’d like it to be a place you can peruse at your leisure, either with your weekend morning coffee or when you just need an escape from the daily grind.

I’ll be importing a handful of Weekend Words volumes over the next few days should you desire some material to peruse. Of course you are welcome to catch-up on past volumes over at RoS if you’d like by clicking HERE; I’ll plan to leave the posts up indefinitely.

So again, I welcome you and I thank you for being here. At the risk of sounding like a stuffy hotel, please let me know if there’s anything I can do to make your stay more enjoyable. I’ll be seeing you on the 19th.

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“Please Read the Letter” (video) by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss on Raising Sand

Love After Love — by Derek Walcott

The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you have ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

Derek Walcott, Collected Poems 1948-1984, New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1986.

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso. Girl Before a Mirror. 1932

14 comments

  1. Really digging the feel of the new blog…and also that Love After Love poem.

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    1. Hi K, it’s so great to see you, thanks for coming by. I can dig it, can you dig it? lol. But yeah, I’m digging it too–feels “warm” to me. I’m really happy with how it’s shaping up. Feel free to offer feedback along the way please; totally open to suggestions.

      Sit. Feast on your life.

      How awesome is that?

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  2. Warm, inviting, generous and insightful. That’s what I see here and this is what I see in you too. Great match 🙂

    I love the feel too and am excited for you, Christy – a new way to branch out and spread those wings.

    Blessings,
    Paul

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    1. Thank you, Paul, buckets of merci! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for being here, Sheri, welcome!

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  3. To be at peace, self-accepting, ready to give.

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    1. Such nice thoughts, yes. So glad you’re here, Mike, welcome!

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  4. I love the warm embrace of artwork and music and books. The morning coffee goes down better when I’m surrounded by these things, it just does. And I love the juke box

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    1. Oh I agree, Cayman, very much. I think art, music and books make anything more enjoyable. Well, maybe not pancakes. Those are pretty enjoyable on their own.

      Glad you like the jukebox, definitely a pet project there. Maybe I’ll even add a new song–I’ve got The Jeffersons stuck in my head for some reason.

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  5. I love the look of this new site. The art is fantastic! It’s so fun to browse around. Good job, Christy!

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    1. Thanks, Char! I’m glad you’re browsing around–welcome!

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  6. I love that Walcott poem. What a wonderful beginning. Looking forward to more volumes of Words…

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    1. So glad you are here, my friend. I can’t wait for this weekend–we have such a special debut planned! I can say without hesitation, this will be my favorite.
      Thank you for being here!

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