“I Dwell in Possibility”

IMG_0104“I dwell in Possibility” Emily Dickinson

As far as I’m concerned, one of the most important words in the English language is the word – possibility. I believe that life is full of possibilities. The Roget’s Thesaurus provides me wonderful alternatives; chance, likelihood, feasibility, prospect, plausibility. I’m sure Emily Dickinson wasn’t thinking about fabric when she wrote the line, “I dwell in Possibility,” but the other day, wandering through two large fabric warehouses in Atlanta, GA. the possibilities of color, pattern and texture allowed me to re-imagine my home. Didn’t cost me a thing!

When I wrote Greening of a Heart, Hannah Winchester, the main character of the novel, had to believe in possibilities; I couldn’t imagine her otherwise. I hope you agree that  possibilities, be it choosing fabrics or considering the desires of our hearts, is an attitude worth cultivating.

Leave me a REPLY: Would love to hear about a possibility you are living.


About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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