I am neglecting her. And with this, attendant guilt. Not all the time, just enough to elevate the stress level. I do not believe that I must attend to her all the time, consistently and regularly. But I’d started out with this intention. And the habit had been long ingrained until recently. A new interest… Continue reading Which to honor?
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?
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
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?
Tea cups. Coffee cups. Vessels. And yet I hesitate to drink coffee from a tea cup. And tea from a coffee cup is not without its resistance 🙂 A first world problem indeed but that's not what perplexes me. When intellectually I know both to be vessels capable of holding liquid and from which I… Continue reading Vessels of life
A sliver of light, Daybreak, eyes and mind converge, Focus on life's hopes. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #246. This week's prompt words are narrow and minded. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if… Continue reading Daybreak #Haiku 246
Talking about traveling, here's a poem to keep you as you journey into uncharted territories, within and without. When you travel, A new silence Goes with you, And if you listen, You will hear What your hear would Love to say. A journey can become a sacred thing; Make sure, before you go, To bless… Continue reading As you travel, blessings.
Love is love is love, so it is said. Love is a feeling I hope we experience throughout our life for people who come into and out of our life, people who are forever tied to us through their presence or our memory of them, and places that leave indelible impressions in our life. Love… Continue reading Test of love
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 68 with prompt word - pen, muse Meanings and musings I am meant to write instead Love poem I pen. - FlorenceT © 2015 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
I referred to intentions in my last post about change. Well my intentions are simple. I intend to pay greater attention to and be more aware of the changes happening in my life. To elaborate, to appreciate their essence and the implications they have for my life. This is not wishful intention, for I have… Continue reading Intentions
A new year, and there is much exhortation to discard the old, the ill-founded, the undesirable, the staid for a different path, a brighter future…change. If not the impetus of the new year, at some point this has or will inevitably happen - we long for, and many of us will stride forth to manufacture,… Continue reading It’s a process, not an event
Sometimes We fail to pay attention Fail to perceive the changes Fail to see the ones we love Sometimes We fail to rein in The thoughts in our heads The images in our mind Sometimes We fail to recognize The life we have missed The ones we love and lost It is… Continue reading Sometimes…
Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it. Begin it now. Goethe Have you ever wanted something so much that you are too scared to begin, just in case it proved to be a disaster? Just in case you find out you are actually not… Continue reading Begin it now