Who are you this year? Do you know, have you an idea… perhaps an inkling? For many years who I am was tied to the roles I played, and it was not easy to move across the invisible but strongly felt boundaries. I remember on a train at peak hour commute, telling myself I needed... Continue Reading →
Authenticity – when your beliefs, your words and your actions are aligned. Be real, that’s the common understanding. Simple, isn’t it? I do my best to be honest with my children, including about Santa or the Easter Bunny. I am not a “truth” activist, out seeking to destroy fantasies but when they were old enough... Continue Reading →
Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic self. We must learn to respect them. We must learn to listen. – Sarah Ban Breathnach © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
Conversation… what's it about? I have encountered ‘conversations’ a lot these past few days, and in many different contexts. The conversation I promised another, when time permits for the both of us. The conversation I had with another which distilled much and created space for more imaginings. The conversations which signaled change and endings and... Continue Reading →
Here is a conversation between First Lady of the USA Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey at the recent United State of Women ... ~ FlorenceT
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 91 with prompt words - Fray, Veiled Remove from the fray Authenticity prevails, Veiled longings unleashed. - FlorenceT © 2016 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
That was a nice visit! The food was nice! It’s nice being here with you! Be nice! ‘Nice’ – a most overused word and ineffectual, I think. When applied to a person, it is also highly nuanced and culture-subjective. What is your imagery of a ‘nice' person? Ever wondered why we are nice? When others... Continue Reading →
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 75 with prompt word - Charm, Look You look beautiful Your many charms appearing Sight sometimes deceive. - FlorenceT © 2015 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
“How will you serve the world? What do they need that your talent can provide? That’s all you have to figure out... The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is... Ultimately, we're not the avatars we create. We're not the pictures or the film stars. We are the light that... Continue Reading →
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 69 with prompt word - haiku, mind In poetry's depth Thoughts unearthed, moments revealed Don't mind its nature. - FlorenceT © 2015 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
As everyone journeys each day through their lives, it does not surprise me that perhaps no one noticed my lack of writing (except for poetry) of late, except moi. But of course. Perhaps one day I will write about the reasons why but this article is not about the whys but the process itself -... Continue Reading →
Nature is miraculous. It is wild and ruthless one day, yet calm and peaceful the next. It is highly selective yet sustains itself. It beats a rhythm I often missed, in the bustle of everyday living - a rhythm of an instinctual life. I once read a book about women running with wolves...and since then,... Continue Reading →
I have been through a couple of stressful weeks. And as they wind down and with this opportunity to sit back and reflect, I realise there are many things for which I am grateful. Two are specific to this tiny part of blogosphere I occupy. Firstly, I am humbled by the trust and faith you... Continue Reading →