Book journey

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

@FTThum #BookReview ‘Nina’s Memento Mori’ by Mathias B Freese

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

Ashes #Haiku 286

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

Wild #Haiku 283

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

Heartbreak

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

Story of the clothes

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

Are you noticing?

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?

Seduction #Haiku 280

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

Excruciating #Haiku 278

  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

Waking with gratitude

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

Songs of your life

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

Passion #Haiku 276

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

Music Taste

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

Love, this weekend

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

Fire with fire

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

Warning #Haiku 273

For this week:   Forest whispers its  warning from the ancient ones, love this earth or else... ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #273. 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 - … Continue reading Warning #Haiku 273

Peace #Haiku 272

For this week: empty our hearts of fears and doubts, let's embrace wholesome love and peace. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #272. This week's prompt words are EMPTY and WHOLE. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it … Continue reading Peace #Haiku 272

Imperfections

For the ones who neglect themselves, who prioritize others' wellbeing, remember. It is not a selfish act to work on your own selves. In and through your growth, you embody and model, inspire and en-courage others to their better selves. You are better able to be in relationships that serve and nurture. Food for thought … Continue reading Imperfections

Seeking #Haiku 271

Ronovan's weekly haiku challenge keeps me writing, compelling me to continue doing what I love even when I don't feel "inspired" or more so when I can't find the mental space. Haiku is an art, and not easy. But for an amateur like me, sometimes it is "easy enough" to create so I return time … Continue reading Seeking #Haiku 271