RETREAT CANDY: A Writer Wednesday Post

January 9th, 2013 | Posted by Irene in Uncategorized

A narrated retreat ceases to be a retreat, so I’ll forego that.  But yesterday my oil pastels looked like a box of candy, and I realized that’s what they are, Retreat Candy. Enjoyable indulgences it seems hard to make time for in ordinary life.  Thought you’d enjoy a few other examples:



Actual Retreat Candy


Many thanks to Cecilia DeWolf for a beautiful quote from Hafiz, which sent me rushing to the bookstore to find this luscious poet for the first time:

“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” Hafiz of Persia




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  • Irene O’ Garden can make poetry from pictures as beautifully as she makes poetry with words. Thank you for the happiness running through my streets as I ponder your pastel candy and your luscious yoga mat.

    • Thanks, friend–your pictures have been a source of happiness for me for many years–

  • Karen Beckwith

    What room are you in, Irene? I’m coming over!

    • Smiling emoticon! (I may, however give you a call later on…)

  • Debra Griner

    I can’t WAIT to download Hafiz! Thank you, thank you , thank you, Irene. And those pastels do look delicious! What a gift…the color of this world!

    • IreneOGarden

      Thanks for bringing such color into the world yourself, Debra! Enjoy Hafiz!

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