A meditation

These past few months have been a meditation of sorts - on the meaning of life not on the grand scale but on the minutiae of everyday living, mine; and on the impact this life has on those around me. We live in relationship to each other after all, whether we acknowledge it or not. … Continue reading A meditation

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Stillness #Haiku 244

Silence, my soul’s balm Frantic lives spin, intruding Be still, be present. ~ FlorenceT   When storms come, stay still. Hush! Listen. A symphony. Glorious beauty. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #244. This week's prompt words are sound and motion. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check … Continue reading Stillness #Haiku 244

We did not lose ourselves.

We did not lose ourselves because in each moment we were creating ourselves. Decades of life… every moment, every decision a reflection of that moment. With hindsight, we seek to tell of a past with reference to the past previous to that. We held a vision of ourselves in a previous past, and so that … Continue reading We did not lose ourselves.

Food bliss

A quiet Saturday and she, feeling a little under the weather, picked this episode to watch on Netflix.  Once again, I am grateful to be given this moment to catch another glimpse into the beautiful soul of this young woman. I was keeping her company, something I know she values much when comfort is needed. … Continue reading Food bliss

A foggy day…

The mysterious mountains this afternoon was engulfed in fog. As I drove through the fog, the view barely visible 5 meters beyond, the mystery of what’s within the purple grey hues teased my imagination. Looking out the windscreen, I saw the outline of trees hidden in the breaths of this ancient magnificent land. In that … Continue reading A foggy day…

Amo Soltanto Te

And on a different feel (from my previous post)... this beautiful heart-rousing song by Andrea Bocelli in collaboration with Ed Sheeran. https://youtu.be/CZeciQCNU4c Guess what I've been up to this weekend 😉 For those needing to know the meaning of this Italian song, here is the link to the English translation of the lyrics. ~FlorenceT   … Continue reading Amo Soltanto Te

Do not. #Haiku 240

Futile words, empty promises, when will they end? Please do not persist. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #240. This week's prompt words are do and say. 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 Do not. #Haiku 240

praises & criticisms

“You look 30!” she said, and a certain gladness filled my heart. And almost instantaneously a denial made its way from my mind. But this time, it did not pass my lips. Instead I smiled and thanked her, for the kindness she’d shown and grateful for the uplifting moment. It is alright to receive praise, … Continue reading praises & criticisms

Memories #Haiku 239

time shan’t wait; bitter memories remain so sweet loving will be marred. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #239. This week's prompt words are sugar and bitter. 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 Memories #Haiku 239

Answers #Haiku 237

Beyond words, I turn to the future; no reply. "Love me?" you had asked. ~ FlorenceT   Here's a positive one? 🙂 Just a nod - I do envision a beaut future, Your question, answered. ~ FlorenceT This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #237. This week's prompt words are answer and question. If you are … Continue reading Answers #Haiku 237

The Journey…again

Remembering Mary Oliver, and her poem which changed my life…

MEANINGS AND MUSINGS

Graham Greene said,

A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back, or from which to look ahead.

And so is the narrative of our life. The choice of that moment of experience will colour our future, and the memory of our past.

Which moment of experience defines our past, or will define our future?  Which moments of experience are the reference points for the narrative you call life?

One narrative  which particularly impacts us is our romantic relationships and the commitments we make because of it. It brings to the fore memories, hopes and dreams because of a shared vision.

I came across this poem titled ‘The Journey’ by Mary Oliver which speak to the journey of a relationship.

Journey - Mary Oliver

Here is a Soundcloud audio track of The Journey read by MJ Hummingway.

I posted another poem, by David Whyte…

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When he still needs me

When he still needs me Not to be his crutch, his protector Neither craving attention nor adulation; But a witness to his life - a celebrant of his success, another within his fold; His solid ground, his secure net. Ah, the joy lighting his face to know he belongs, that he is loved A vision … Continue reading When he still needs me

Blue #Haiku 235

After a short hiatus, let me begin 2019 with a haiku 🙂 Green grass, clear blue sky Yet it 'sounds like when doves cry' You left and I'm cold. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #235. This week's prompt words are grass and dove. If you are interested in participating, go to … Continue reading Blue #Haiku 235