Friday, November 24, 2006
WHY LEAVES OF GRACE?
For book authors, leaves are the off-shoot of days and nights of incessant banging on the keyboard (unmindful of aches and, in summer, rivulets of sweat between blades of shoulders), scribbling on a notebook, and transforming nebulous images and thoughts into concrete words—so they may be shared with those who equally love the printed page.
This author believes that no leaf will ever be without grace. The passion for the printed word can only come from the joy of giving praise to the One whose grace makes everything possible.
Book writing is one such gift of grace.
I also believe that every letter, punctuation mark, and word that come together in a cohesive paragraph, will eventually sit proudly in a leaf... and then, leaves.
These are leaves of grace.
All of nature's wonders, in all shades of green, sprouting from the ground, plants, and trees—also called leaves—are constant reminders of this grace.
As you e-flip through my e-leaves, you'll find nothing but songs of grace. For I know deep inside of me—in the place where I often look—everything good and potentially good, big or small, that I see, hear, smell, taste and touch are what I am keen on writing about.
What else can they be but gifts of grace?