Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

autumn notes

I love this time of year.  Pumpkins are everywhere, and the sky is blue and the breeze is cool, invigorating.

I went to the nursery to buy paper white narcissus bulbs, and saw packaged "organic" rocks.   Organic rocks?    

I finished reading Jim Harrison's wondrous book The Road Home.   It is a meditation, a river of warmth for the brain.

I am reading Stand and Deliver, How to Become a Masterful Communicator and Public Speaker, but it is about much more than that.  I recommend it too.  

It is a reminder that public speaking is a huge part of our lives, and the intent is to communicate with another, but most of all, with ourselves.

I love this quote by Peggy Noonan:  "A speech is poetry: cadence, rhythm, imagery, sweep!  A speech reminds us that words, like children, have the power to make dance the dullest beanbag of a heart."

I'm sure that none of us have a "dull beanbag of a heart" so imagine what the poetry of speech can do for us.

Savor these autumn days.  I can barely speak with such light, and yet, we must.    


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