Diane Meier

Diane Meier

Welcome to Diane’s Blog!

I’ll use this spot to chart what I enjoy and endorse, as we attempt to live a life of style in a culture of business and writing and art. And I hope you join me; share your own stories, insights and ideas about living a creatively expressive life.

Up and Running

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It’s suddenly truly the very end of March, and both The Season of Second Chances and the sun are out and shining. For a few days there, I wasn’t sure that either of those things would happen. The weather earlier this week was a clear reflection of my emotional condition; raining cats and dogs – to the point that houses flooded and beaches were washed away and major routes in and out of the city were compromised, congested or closed. Temperatures ran, in relation to humidity, from warm and sticky to cold and clammy. No comfort anywhere, it seemed.

But here we are, on the other side of the week, and the sky is blue and the book is in the shops – and we have fourteen (almost consistently great) reviews on Amazon. Who’da thought.

It’s one of the lessons I should have learned from Joy Harkness. So many things about The Season of Second Chances were full of possibility and highlighted by generosity and good will, but I found myself recognizing only the imagined problems. For a long moment, everything in sight looked a little scary and as bleak as the weather. Now where have I seen that before?

Obviously, knowing positive truths about life, even well enough to write about them, may not insulate you from those pesky little demons who show up to steal your optimism. So – who’s the April Fool!

MORE Magazine asked me to contribute a piece whose message, I think, runs along this same line. Hope you enjoy it!

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