March Madness

March is traditionally the time of the mad March hare.

 

So in the spirit of temporary madness, I am choosing today to take a break from this blog. 

It’s been quite a journey, within the blog and my life. 

I began it as an indie author, following the death of my mother.

And it’s been wonderful to meet so many people and visit their creative sites.

So many folk with so much energy, humour and wisdom.

But I am currently not able to give this community or my blog the attention needed.

I hope all the inspirational quotes have lightened your days and given you a pause, as they did for me.

It was a joy to choose and repeat them.

I hope to use my spiritual path to help others one day in more interactive ways.

Perhaps all these threads will weave into a pattern that makes sense.

So on this first day of March I go into dormant mode, but not a single one of you will be forgotten by me. You have all taught me so much.

Have a beautiful March, and stay warm, if you are in this Northern freezing hemisphere.

Now where were we with the March hare… my very first pet was a hare – and how I loved that hare. All of us who are scatty feel a kinship with hares – but why do they behave in such an extraordinary way? Why do we?! It might take longer to work out some of our behaviours, but the beautiful hares, of course,  are running wild for love! 

‘The Lepus europaeus  portrays signs of unpredictable behaviour in its breeding season which begins in March. Hares in our fields are seen to be boxing,  jumping vertically for seemingly no reason and generally displaying abnormal behaviour.’

(source: Wikipedia)

So this March I hope you all find the child within you, in spite of your life challenges and burdens, and smile with the hare.

‘Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.’

Dr. Seuss

 

A March Blog

9781781321867-Cover.inddoceans front only jpgIt seems such a long time since I spoke of these two, my first fantasy duo. It seems such a long time since I wrote them! But recently I had to send off some extracts, and I thought I’d dust off their pretty covers again (the work of two talented folk, Derek and Rosie), to talk of life.

Now, wildlife conservation and sustainability have always been very important to me, as you will know if you follow my blog, and I try to write with these in mind:

“…Toxics, set in a world in which the environmental balance has been altered by the birth of a new species…This fantasy world will encourage older children (10+) to think more carefully about the environmental issues of their own planet.”

In March we have the beginning of spring.  A time of regeneration, and of hope. The world feels particularly precarious just now, doesn’t it? And yet there are always messages of positivity, of hope and peace. Mother Teresa once said,

‘We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.’

A pair of fantasy children’s novels hoping for balance, a new novel on its way dreaming of conservation…drip, drip…how can a few words help when I read the headlines? I don’t know…maybe something I say will inspire a budding conservationist…a brilliant ecologist…a wise peacemaker…who knows? …drip, drop.

I wish you hope, peace and joy this spring, and the desire to do whatever you can, in your own small or large way.

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