Monday, November 1, 2010

October 31, 2010

Patti Digh

I spent the day by myself today.
But sometimes even when we are trying
to be hermits and we don't leave the house,
people who make us happy come to us.

My friend Patti made me happy
today by being brave and then
sharing it with me.

So that I can be brave, too?
Maybe she just did it for no
other reason that she's just
like that.

The inspiration she provides for so many people
is like the wind was today--
gutsy and steady and comforting.
Patti can find words for things that
are all a part of us at some point
--loss, joy, grief, appreciation,
wonder, confusion, anger, ignorance, tolerance.

But when Patti puts into words stories
that are hers alone, it's even more powerful
wonderful and brave.

You can know Patti at

Here is another picture of her.
I wasn't sure which one she would want me to use.


Kim Mailhot said...

Yay for this celebration of my favorite writer-lady in the Universe !
Perfect, Miss Amy, perfect!

gwyn said...

This is the first thing I read this morning and it made me tear up and laugh out loud. Bravo to 2 amazing writer ladies full of truth and humor. THANKS