Ash rains, heavens weep, Systems nudge, humans consume And so we, like sheep? ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #292. This week's prompt words are sheep and weep. Asp made me think of venom, while surge is a synonym for jump. Too tenuous the relationships? 🙂 If you are interested in … Continue reading Followers #Haiku 292
A late-night conversation brought this song to mind… No matter our biological age, we anticipate the future. Will it be good, will it be enough, will it fulfill or disappoint…? When I am older, I will… And depending on our mindset, we will either see “certainties” or unknowns. And we can become fearful either way. … Continue reading What is your adventure?
The lunar new year has dawned…and the traditional celebration goes for 15 days. I anticipate another family gathering this week to mark the end of this festive period. Celebratory it may be, I do not mark time with festive seasons, whether they be Christmases or new years or lunar new years. Oddly, not birthdays either. … Continue reading When did you…?
words like venom surge, denial futile, love absent; its outcome certain? ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #290. This week's prompt words are Jump and Asp. Asp made me think of venom, while surge is a synonym for jump. Too tenuous the relationships? 🙂 If you are interested … Continue reading Venom #Haiku 290
The books on my shelf tell a story. They tell a story of me. I believe we are drawn to certain books for a reason. And the preference changes over time. Our collection of books tell of who we were, who we are and perhaps who we would like to be. They indicate our desires … Continue reading Book journey
My latest book review on Litworldinterviews. This quote from Gabor Maté comes to mind as I read Nina’s Memento Mori by Mathias B Freese. “I needed to write, to express myself through written language not only so that others might hear me but so that I could hear myself.” Continue reading here... https://litworldinterviews.com/2020/01/08/ftthum-bookreview-ninas-memento-mori-by-mathias-b-freese/ Hope you enjoy it! ~ … Continue reading @FTThum #BookReview ‘Nina’s Memento Mori’ by Mathias B Freese
First post for 2020... and a haiku. Living in a mountainous region of Australia impacted by fires, you will appreciate where my mind was when I saw the prompt words, "ashes" and "cocoon". And here is a link to sites which you can make donations to firefighters and victims of the Australian fire. ashes … Continue reading Ashes #Haiku 286
Do you, show yourself? Imagine you are turning up for an interview. The panel consists of people of the same and different gender from you, whose values and motivations you can only guessed at or at best, have a little appreciation of. You may or may not be aware of the political machinations at play, … Continue reading Show yourself
the placid facade belies adventurous heart, a wild soul, searching. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #283. This week's prompt words are Placid and Wild. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if you … Continue reading Wild #Haiku 283
Only the songs 🙂 and by an artiste I enjoy listening to...from his latest album "oh my messy mind". Somehow this song is fittingly depressing. and this, ah I'm a sucker for heartbreak songs... Sometimes we need to tap into these emotions, they make us who we are. ~ FlorenceT © 2019 … Continue reading Heartbreak
Stories are everywhere, even on the clothes we wear. Cruising along the highway, for some inexplicable reason, I notice for the first time, these stories. The canvas shoes from a country far away. I shudder recalling the moments after their purchase and their significant impact on my psyche for months to come. The distrust of … Continue reading Story of the clothes
I recall reading somewhere (though I do not remember where otherwise I would have quoted it here) that our children are here to teach us something about life. Wise words, indeed 😉 ? I am often reminded of this when parenting challenges arise, such as when I ran out of solutions or strategies to deal … Continue reading Are you noticing?
valleys, mountains tempt seducing, hasten to its climatic moment. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #280. This week's prompt words are Valley and Peak. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if you are … Continue reading Seduction #Haiku 280
heat, molecules rise within, a scream rises too pain, must be subdued. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #278. This week's prompt words are Vapor and Howl. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with … Continue reading Excruciating #Haiku 278
Days are flying by so it seems, and today I noticed my last post was 11 days ago. That's a long time between posts. I have been writing though, just not blogging. Sometimes the writing bug is satisfied elsewhere. And the privilege of choice did not escape my attention. Here, surrounded by books, writing tools … Continue reading Waking with gratitude
What fun 🙂 In Ronovan's post, there is a link to a page where you can "find" the #1 hit during the week of your birth... I couldn't resist. And... well, maybe our lives end up reflecting the philosophy of the top charted song of the week we were born in? Alright, I wasn't born … Continue reading Songs of your life
For this week: the rain came, dousing fire raging within; like smoke, it drifts and fades. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #276. This week's prompt words are Forest and Whisper. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it … Continue reading Passion #Haiku 276
I have been listening to music and watching a lot of music videos lately, more so than usual. The wonder(?) of AI on social media platform meant I was recommended more music of the genres that I liked. And as I kept following those recommendations, more of the same would arrive. I “discovered” artists I … Continue reading Music Taste
A mellow weekend watching the rain falling outside my window, quiet moments of contemplation and conversation with myself, returning to ground with the feels ... and love and new-ish music. Enjoy! I've seen much more than most Much less than some Took a while to give up a ghost Thought it'd never come I … Continue reading Love, this weekend
Do you fight fire with fire? Douse it with water? Let it burn? This past week has been one such challenge. Arriving in an alien city armed with a less-than-proficient skill for the local language, I found my every attempt to communicate and get things done thwarted by unhelpful and rude attitude. The city was … Continue reading Fire with fire