~~for Mom, on the occasion of Earth Day, April 22, 2012~~
~four and a half billion years, and still going strong~

The earth lends herself to me for a time
So I can learn to be a true human being.
Willing to collaborate with me.
Responding to my choices.
So strong, so firm, is she in her self.
She can compost almost anything,
Using it all as material to fuel her vitality.
I am so lucky to be here for a while.
To witness this incredible play—beyond imagination.
Fortunate to ride the winds of grace
And cross the vast depths of unknowing.
The funny thing is
It’s up to just me
To decide how little or how much
I want to be involved
In this dance.
Some are content
To settle.
Not me!
I need to know this life
in its fullness.

by Anne Krause

About Cary Area Writer's Group (CAWG)

Who Are We? We are a group who live, meet, and support each other in Cary, Illinois. Writers… that is what we call ourselves, but we are so much more than that. We have full time jobs, full time kids and full time hassles like anyone else. We don’t come up with stories. we live them. The only thing different about us is that we write them down. We don’t sleep. We have deadlines that are constantly looming and we always hope for that elusive quiet that never quite finds its way to our lives. If you think you can keep up with this pace, if you can put down the phone long enough to write a sentence or two and make sense, well I’m sorry to say you’re a writer and I know what you’re going through. Stick to it. Publication is just around the corner and then you can sit down. Or can you? It’s all in a day’s work but you know you wouldn’t trade it in. It’s who you are. By Grace Rellie
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