Telling the Truth

connecting the dots of my life

Tag: Imagination

I like to see it lap the Miles —


How’s your imagination? Here’s a riddle from Emily Dickinson. Can you guess the answer?   Read the rest of this entry »

A Blank Canvas | Part 2

Small Islands from the air

~~~Islands of Palau in the South Pacific

In 1984, one year after I began teaching, I attended a gathering of faculty from 6 or 7 sister seminaries. We were together for one weekend. There weren’t many women professors in the group.

Because I was the newest female professor Read the rest of this entry »

Upon waking this morning

Winter Night Sky, c194e70b2bb102854731a6a4f9ff98e8

Last night the planets, moons and stars
sent calm ethereal beams
into each chamber of my heart
asleep within my bed Read the rest of this entry »

fairy lanterns


fairy lanterns

blush deep fuchsia

avert their eyes


I couldn’t decide whether these were miniature Chinese lanterns or fairy lanterns. The fairies won out. They take me back to California and my indoor hanging baskets of fuchsias. Magenta is still my favorite color.

Of all my indoor plants, they were the most spectacular. They’re delicate, magical and super easy to grow. I saw these at Longwood Gardens in the Conservatory, where I’d like to be right now. Though the snow outside my window is pretty spectacular.

Happy Monday!

© Elouise Renich Fraser, 24 January 2016
Photo credit: DAFraser, Longwood Gardens Conservatory

green galaxies



green galaxies
form swirling mosaics
on dark water

* * * Read the rest of this entry »

A Story for Diane | Dear Diane,

Dear Diane,
I’ve been thinking about you all day. Missing you and grateful you’re at rest. Following your death in 2006, David and I flew to Houston, rented a car, and came to the funeral home for your viewing, the evening before your funeral service. Read the rest of this entry »

mirrored in the pond


mirrored in the pond

drab leafless trees come to life

dance on gleaming sky

* * *

To see trees dancing on the sky, click on photo.

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Dear Dad, I’ve been thinking….


Dear Dad,

I’ve been thinking about you a lot this week.  Wondering about things that happened and didn’t happen.  Wondering what it would be like if….

Actually, I got to the ‘what if’ stage just about an hour ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Lord, make my heart pure . . .


Gannet Flying Overhead
Photo credit: Cliff’s View Blog



Lord, make my heart

Pure as the gannet’s wing, Read the rest of this entry »

It’s been an age


It’s been an age since I first met you—
You there, looking back at me
Three score years plus eleven to be exact
You haven’t changed a bit, they say
You and I know better Read the rest of this entry »

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