Having read a post by a friend, I thought of the values I hope to have modeled and instilled through my parenting. How would they translate as "rules" if you like, to everyday living? This is for a bit of fun, as I know enough to know I know not enough to provide "rules" for... Continue Reading →
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 184 with prompt words - Press, Touch Press of the button Catastrophic consequence, Do not ever touch! Gentle caresses like wind driving surging waves press forth, replete. ~ FlorenceT © 2018 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 183 with prompt words - Magic, Hope Magic or fateful? The night sky dark yet sparkling, Hope is all there is. ~ FlorenceT © 2018 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
I have been reading poetry lately, not the Whitman, Cummings or Oliver but of contemporary poets, many of whom shared their creations first on social media before making it to traditional publication.
Who hasn’t heard of New York Times bestselling author, Rupi Kaur with Milk and Honey (2014), her debut collection of poetry and prose collection of poems, and the recent The Sun and Her Flowers (2017). Both books address the ebb and flow of life – triumph and loss, joy and hurt, trauma and healing – in essence tracing the universality of the human condition.
Then there is the works of Lang Laev, born to Cambodian parents in a refugee camp in Thailand and raised in Sydney. She is the author of 5 collections of poems and prose, the most successful being Lullabies (2014) and Love and Misadventure (2013). Her other collections include
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Who are you this year? Do you know, have you an idea… perhaps an inkling? For many years who I am was tied to the roles I played, and it was not easy to move across the invisible but strongly felt boundaries. I remember on a train at peak hour commute, telling myself I needed... Continue Reading →
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 182 with prompt words - Singe, Deep Buried deep, the cold dark times; your love emblazoned across the blue sky. ~ FlorenceT © 2018 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
An oldie, and a goodie.. 🙂 especially as we begin a new year. Enjoy! ~ FlorenceT © 2018 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
A new year, and what will it have in store for us? Facebook has been showing me astrology posts for 2018… Why? Probably because my curiosity got the better of me at times and I clicked into these posts which purported to reveal my future. Sometimes they bring a smile as my heart gladdens at... Continue Reading →
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 181 with prompt words - Nightmare, Horror The final post for 2017, and to everyone who has come by my posts or visited MeaningsandMusings, May you find grace and compassion in what was May you hold beautiful memories of this year past; May you find hope and peace in becoming May you... Continue Reading →
I wasn’t sure what I would find – a good reason to read any book 🙂 . And then I cried. Not to worry, you may not as the propensity to break into tears is subjective.
Title: Braving the Wilderness: The quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone.
Author: Brene Brown
Publishers: Penguin Random House UK (Sept 12, 2017)
Genre: Non-Fiction – Spiritual
What’s it about?
You would be certified as having lived under a rock if you have not heard the name “Brene Brown” – a research professor at the University of Houston, Texas and author of numerous bestselling books. Her TED talk “The power of vulnerability” is a must-watch.
“Braving the Wilderness” is…
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Christmas makes me nostalgic of simpler times, innocent times. Born and raised in a Christian home, I remember much of my childhood years spent at church, doing church "things" from Sunday school to services, to choir, to youth groups. It was like a second home and family. Then I grew up. I began to receive "advice"... Continue Reading →
It's that time of the year... and demands on us heighten. This is a beautiful meditation to lighten the load for a little while, and to refresh your senses through the vibrational forces within. So Hum is a contemplative meditation which translates to "I am That". "That" meaning all creation and the universe. ... Continue Reading →
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 179 with prompt words - Flare, Steam Passion erupting Light showers, the earth rumbles Effervescent life. ~ FlorenceT And if you are wondering... 🙂 Flare = erupting Steam = effervescent © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
The sub-title “A Brief History of Tomorrow” caught my attention, and as my daughter said, “of course! You are a nerd”. 🙂
What’s it about?
What is the meaning of life?
What is the purpose of life?
What compels human evolution?
What motivates human society?
What is the future of humankind?
Yuval Noah Harari attempts to answer these questions and provides, as indicated in the sub-title, a possible future based on human history. It is a book about an apocalyptic future in which technology plays a major role.
Harari is a history professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem…
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RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 178 with prompt words - Bold, Daring Having written the haiku, I searched for images and found this fun and imaginative art by Edgar Artis, an Armenian fashion illustrator who uses everyday objects for his fashion drawings. Can you see what the objects are? Bold colours and lines, Singular in expression, Courage... Continue Reading →