Showing posts from June, 2016

Interview with Tui Snider!

Welcome, Tui Snider to Words from the Heart, I am so excited to talk with you today about your writing and photography.  Could you tell us about how you began? Which came first, photography or writing?   Thank you so much for having me, Linda! :) I look forward to meeting your readers here via your blog.  In reply to your question, I’d say writing definitely came first. When I was 9-years-old, my big sister told me about Anne Frank’s diary, and I found Anne’s life story so compelling that I started a diary of my own. That first diary fizzled out pretty quickly, but in my teens I discovered another inspiring diarist, Anais Nin. Once again I started a diary, only this time I called it a journal because I thought it sounded more sophisticated! In any case, I began writing for 30 minutes before work and another 30 minutes before bed every single day. Except for a few lapses here and there, I’ve kept it up ever since.  Aside from the anything I publish, writing in my journa

Beyond Words

This past week has been difficult to get through for so many of us.  Once again, a senseless act of violence ripped about families, communities and the world.  Seconds after it happened, the media began pointing fingers at various groups. Finger pointing does only one thing, in my book.  When we point a finger at others, we end up with three pointing back at us. Prince Ea posted a video that he created on his Facebook page.  Brilliantly done, it states that we are not labels.  We are us...or I am me and you are you. We are not the labels society has draped on us since before our births. We are, in fact, all part of the same great Whole.  What happened in Orlando has made me physically ill. I have been unable to put into words my horror, anger and fear. I may have been beyond words, but I am not beyond acting.   I will not let the trauma of it stop me from my purpose - to spread Love in a world that has forgotten that what Love really is.  Love is seeing the goodness inherent