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

As you are…

In a world - where we look for differences before we accept, - where we only accept through our own lens, - where when our experiences cannot explain we deny, - where our fear in the unfamiliar overrides the delight of being curious, - where we shut down instead of open to new possibilities, - … Continue reading As you are…

Serene waters #Haiku 270

  For this week... draped in white, sunlight in her eyes; by gentle waves soothes her doubts, she hopes. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #270. This week's prompt words are pure and serene. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published … Continue reading Serene waters #Haiku 270

Composition of your life

I am short in stature, petite as some would say politely. Compared to others around me, I have not had many opportunities in my life to look down at anything. Look at, yes. Look up, often :-). Over the years as my interest in photography increased, I learnt to look at things from different angles … Continue reading Composition of your life

Harmony #Haiku 268

Here is the haiku: gratitude, always a life dancing in tempo to her soul's rhythm ~ FlorenceT   And here is the song that popped into my head (???): Dare you not to sing! 🙂   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #268. This week's prompt words are HARMONY and GRATITUDE. If you … Continue reading Harmony #Haiku 268

How do you carry your life?

What do you focus on? What do I focus on? We often hear “pay attention and you will see”. Or the common refrains - “be conscious” and “be mindful”. Yet sometimes, not paying attention isn’t such a bad thing. “Let it be” and “ignorance is bliss” as the sayings go. Exhortations, sayings, contradictions…which is true? … Continue reading How do you carry your life?

Beauty #Haiku 267

  A marvelous sight; Striking mane, exquisite form, A sublime beauty! ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #267. This week's prompt words are MARVELLOUS and TERRIFIC. 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 Beauty #Haiku 267

Twisted #Haiku 266

Five years of continuous weekly prompts - way to go, Ronovan! And here's my contribution this week.   I crossed the oceans, to be with you, twisted though the intentions be. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #266. This week's prompt words are TWISTED and CROSS. If you are interested … Continue reading Twisted #Haiku 266

Sun is shining…I’m feeling fine

A rhythmic song from Lost Frequencies...to take you into the weekend. "How many more days can you hold out "How much longer can you wait?" ... Glory, Glory - Hallelujah I'm alive and I'm feeling, feeling fine ...   ~ FlorenceT   © 2019 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights … Continue reading Sun is shining…I’m feeling fine

Travelling on my own

I walked the streets of Rome and Florence mostly alone, spent a bit of time with colleagues (eating is a communal experience), and did a couple of tours with groups of strangers. Oddly it was eating alone that was (relatively) most uncomfortable. Probably because I wanted to order a selection of foods and realized there … Continue reading Travelling on my own

A little protest

I marveled at the opulence and grandeur of the place, the awe inspiring visage it presented … for the glory of God, as it is proclaimed. Oh, I am speaking of St Peter’s Cathedral which I visited recently in Rome. The direction to the Treasury of the cathedral took me into a dimly lit room, … Continue reading A little protest

Time #Haiku 264

Five years of continuous weekly prompts - way to go, Ronovan! And here's my contribution this week.     In quiet repose, she watches time; her beauty evolves, autumn comes. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #264. This week's prompt words are BEAUTY and QUIET. If you are interested in … Continue reading Time #Haiku 264