I sit in the early morning time of sanctuary and solitude, candlelight and coffee, darkness and dreams. My journal fills with an ever-growing list of Dewdrops pieces that to write—all swirling around language, landscape, wildness, beauty, and imagination; the most recent trip to the ranch; Lilyology; Scholarly Personal Narrative; translanguaging; beauty; books; family; and so very many other musings and bits of beauty.
2022 is off to a grand start with loads of good energy around ideas. I share some of those ideas here, along with some beauty from my runs and other found beauty along the way.
The past few months have been a time of many presentations, writing, and sharing of ideas. My passion for all things language, landscape, wildness, beauty, and imagination continues to grow. I spoke recently about these ideas and stories:
At last I held a bound copy of my dissertation in my hands.
Another year of the Wink Family March Madness (Luke-10th, Mom-20th, Wyatt-25th, Me-28th, and Wyatt’s girlfriend, Natasha-6th) has come and gone. We ran the Birthday Gauntlet and survived! So very many treasured memories and gifts. I had to share this piece from Daddy, who when he saw it months ago knew that I would love. He was right!
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April 6, 2022 at 2:15 am
Dearest Dawn, Just last week I watched the defense of your dissertation, WOW, you knocked it out of the park, more than I knew you would. You dazzled the review team. I watched the whole video all the way through, what a wonderful accomplishment for you.
I’m thinking you’ve developed a new academic study. I’m sure it was an extra special milestone and all those friends and loved ones were able to watch. Thank you for sending out this review of your processes. Much love, Dan
April 9, 2022 at 10:30 pm
Dearest Dan, oh, received your gorgeous letter, as well. What a gift to connect after all of these months. I am so very grateful to know that you shared my defense with me. Thank you so very, very much! This really means the world to me. As you know, the journey was along quite a windy path. Turns out, I was where I was meant to be all along. So very grateful to share our journeys! Much love, Dawn
April 3, 2022 at 12:59 pm
Hi Dawn, you had me from the start: “I sit in the early morning time of sanctuary and solitude, candlelight and coffee, darkness and dreams.” What beautiful words to ponder and take in to the soul!
Congratulations on your work and your wonderful post today. Abraço, Emanuel
April 3, 2022 at 4:51 pm
Emanuel, oh, thank you ever so much for connecting! I imagine that you begin your days with a very similar rhythm of beauty. What gorgeous words and images you share with the world. They always inspire and uplift! Muchísimas gracias y un abrazo fuerte, Dawn