#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for May, 2013

Finding the music

Me and music–what a love story.  Ours is a complicated relationship, fraught with drama and pathos.  You see, music touches me in some very deep places and sometimes I don’t want to be touched in those places, because they’re just too tender, too vulnerable, too raw.  On the other hand, I need music in much the same way I need water, food and sleep–when I’m avoiding my music (my muse?), I lack the energy, focus, strength to create.  Obviously, that isn’t good.

Music inspires me.  It energizes me.  It won’t allow me to check out and avoid my feelings–instead, it

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Mother’s Day, a mammogram, and beeswax in my hair….

I had an absolutely fantastic time on Mother’s Day–Brother Jerry picked me up here at the house, and we drove north to fetch our Mom.  My daughter, Wendy, and her fiance, Jeremy, met us at the Onion, one of our favorite restaurants.  Mom and I were both pampered–and that’s the way we like it.  :)  After lunch, Wendy and Jeremy and I made a quick stop at Michael’s (as if I needed more art supplies), and then they brought me home.

It was a great day–mostly because I have a great mom and a terrific daughter.

Sunday evening I was full

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The Pony Express carried almost 35,000 pieces of mail over more than 650,000 miles during those nineteen months and lost only one mail sack.