Contemplate · Living life · Reflection · The Self

Manifesto for living

I have had this on my wall for as long as I can remember, and I didn't think to share it?! You may have seen it, know it... and it is worth contemplating, again.  This, is the "Holstee Manifesto".     Namaste ~ FlorenceT   © 2018 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral… Continue reading Manifesto for living

Contemplate · Living life · Music · Reflection

Don’t you think it’s time?

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.

Contemplate · Music · Spirit & Soul


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 OM SO HUM

Contemplate · Music

Ceaseless yearning…

A song of "ceaseless yearning and never ending want". I find no peace, and all my war is done; I fear and hope, I burn and freeze like ice; I fly above the wind, and yet I cannot arise; And naught I have, and all the world I seize upon. ~ Sir Thomas Wyatt the… Continue reading Ceaseless yearning…

Being alive · Contemplate · Inspire · Music · Poetry

There is peace here

There are moments when one is at peace driving along a busy road where sound is not noise where society is a welcome sight a reminder that life is simple. Saw a man sitting on a bench on a train platform teeming with life He had headphones on and a book to read cocooned within… Continue reading There is peace here

Contemplate · Music · Reminisce

It’s probably me

Here's the soulful voice of Gregory Porter. "It's probably me" was first released in 1992 through a collaboration of Sting, Eric Clapton, Michael Kamen and the incredible saxophonist, David Sanborn. Enjoy!   ~ FlorenceT   © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.

Contemplate · Living life · Music · Nostalgia · Reflection

Her journey begins…

She is bright… in fact, this is an understatement. Her IQ aside, she has developed a maturity and self-efficacy way beyond her tender years. So when she spoke of writing songs and making music at 10 years old, I was happy to indulge her. She did not jump up and down with the excitement that… Continue reading Her journey begins…

Being alive · Contemplate · Haiku · Poetry · Reminisce

Changing times #Haiku Challenge 1@RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 141 with prompt words - Breeze, Blow Age old breeze of time Sweeping debris, unceasing Change is ever, more. ~ FlorenceT In gratitude of the present. These are the days...   ~ FlorenceT   © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.  

Contemplate · Haiku · Music · Passion · Poetry · Rejuvenate

Heat Waves – #Haiku Challenge 132 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 132 with prompt words - Flame, Kiss Fire rages on Heat waves plundering, assaults Like a lover’s kiss. ~ FlorenceT   Enjoy -   © 2016 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.  

Contemplate · In relationship · Inspire · Nostalgia

Contemplation on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving... giving thanks... for what do we give thanks? Today? At this time? In a time when every change, great or small, is tracked, accentuated, dissected, analysed, discussed... its volume so loud that we lose sight of its actual significance, we lose the measure of their relative importance. Everything is the same, and nothing is… Continue reading Contemplation on Thanksgiving

Contemplate · Passion · Poetry

#Tanka Challenge 6 @ColleenChesebro

My contribution to Colleen's Weekly Tanka Poetry Prompt Challenge, with her prompt words - Wind and Grace.   Autumn leaves falling, wind aloft, being carried to a distant shore; As love awaits beyond time, to claim and be claimed, the same. ~ Florence T   And a song along similar theme, for your enjoyment:  … Continue reading #Tanka Challenge 6 @ColleenChesebro

Being alive · Contemplate · Music · Poetry


Breathe. One word, and so much more. Different for each of us. Breathe. I remember when I first needed this word. I remember when it meant more to me than an act. Slow down. Settle in. It'll be fine. Be patient. Treasure this. You are amazing. Breathe. One word, a world of meanings.    … Continue reading Breathe

Contemplate · Living life · Music

Sail away in contemplation

Sailing on the Gulf of Tonkin specifically Halong Bay off the northern coast of Vietnam, all is peace and quiet. This is despite the approximate 1000 boats on the bay to cater for tourism in the area.  Halong Bay was included as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, and one of the 7 new wonders by New… Continue reading Sail away in contemplation

Contemplate · In relationship · Reflection · The Self

Stole the show

I am a mother, and thus by popular narrative, I am 'daggy', 'old-fashioned' and not cool according to my children. They love me lots but I am 'old'.  This naturally translates to the music I listen to, as being 'not trendy'. Lucky for me, they attempt to educate me on what 'good' music is, and as… Continue reading Stole the show