Author Archives: amylynn714

About amylynn714

A busy wife and mother pausing to ponder the beauty and complexity of life and share it with words.

Renewing our Vows

(I read this at our wedding vow renewal ceremony on October 13, 2017.)   “Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Genesis 2:18 … Continue reading

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Phlox of Patience

“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”~Winnie the Pooh It’s the middle of August. The garden phlox are out in abundance. When they were still growing tall and before they flowered and unleashed their glory, a friend … Continue reading

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No Snow Birds

(This story was published in The Green Mountain Trading Post on August 23, 2017.) It’s misleading for people who only come up here one week a year–Fourth of July week. Everything’s pretty and blooming and green, temperate and comfortable. Gentle … Continue reading

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One Inch

“all I have to do is to write down as much as I can see through a one-inch picture frame.” ~Anne Lamott   I’m reading a wonderful book. An award winner. At one point, the sheer poignancy of the words … Continue reading

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One Quarter

The idea of writing a book scares me. So big. So many words. It’s like I have a writer’s form of agoraphobia. But here’s the rub– I have a story to share. Some characters to introduce to the world. How do … Continue reading

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Quiet Keyboards

Writing was more of a sensory experience when I was younger than it is today. In middle school, I would use a pencil (a pen if I was lucky) and write notes in a paper notebook. After filling a page, I’d turn it to … Continue reading

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Of Reeds and Strings and Other New Things

I’m learning violin. I’m forty-six. I’ve never played an instrument. Why now? I’ve always wanted to learn violin, and one day this very instrument made its appearance in my life as if to announce It’s time. I had heard violin was … Continue reading

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