Category Archive: A Glimpse of Solace


Glimpse of solace: Hope in a cookie

Hope 2017 © Ellen Wade Beals, 2016

Happy New Year! As always, I wish you PEACE, LOVE, and SOLACE


Glimpse of solace: trees in winter

Snowfall, December 11, 2016 © Ellen Wade Beals, 2016

Winter Trees All the complicated details of the attiring and the disattiring are completed! A liquid moon moves gently among the long branches. Thus having prepared their buds against a sure winter the wise trees stand sleeping in the cold. William Carlos Williams  


Glimpse of solace: In flight by Laura Rodley


This seems like an apt photo for today, Election Day, where we don’t exactly know where we will land. The photo is by  Laura Rodley — my gratitude to her for letting me share it  here. Laura Rodley’s work has been nominated numerous times for the Pushcart Prize and Best of Net anthologies. In 2013 …

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Open House Chicago, 2016

At Jeff Semmerling’s Mask Shop © Ellen Wade Beals, 2016

Hello!  Yesterday I visited some of the sites open to the public through Open House Chicago, which is put on by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. We saw three sites in the Jefferson Park/Portage Park area: Portage Arts Lofts, and visted some of its tenants (Inside Out Art Studio & Mask Shop and the National Veterans …

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