I’m missing out on the joy!
What must I do to improve my outlook, my perspective, my prospects, to make my everyday, ho-hum life better?
Just allow a shift in the way you see your life and the world. It sounds much too simple, but that’s exactly where Louise Holder’s verses lead us. Re-directing the way you view your everyday experience really is a game-changer.
We are, after all, apprentice angels
on a quest for purpose and joy.
-- always perceptive, sometimes profound --
stealth wisdom cloaked in fun…
THE WATER’S FINE
My role is a day-dream in motion,
And when scanning the view from above
I can see consciousness as an ocean.
I’m doing the back stroke in Love!
Louise Fraser Holder‘s ninety years were full. The daughter of a career army chaplain, her first eighteen years were spent traveling. She lived in China, the Philippines, Hawaii, and on numerous army posts around the United States. In 1939, Louise graduated from Duke University. The following year, she married Richard Holder. Most of their forty-year marriage was spent in Memphis, Tennessee.
Both before and after Richard’s passing in 1980, Louise sought opportunities to serve in her church, her four children’s public schools, “Each One Teach One,” reading for the blind, and other “giving” pursuits. Throughout the last thirty years of her life, she combined her growing spiritual awareness with her love of wordplay, producing more than seven hundred short poems, as well as prose in the form of letters to her children. Apprentice Angels is the first installment of these writings to be published.