Scent and authenticity

I fell in love with it on its first release in mid-2000s and it has been with me ever since. The Bulgari “Rose Essentielle” fragrance evoked romance and glamour, and it was a departure from my then attraction to citrus tones. But recently, I decided I needed a change. Why? Just because. It was an … Continue reading Scent and authenticity

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Revolution #Haiku 210

Wake up and notice lament outrage heralding a revolution. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #210. This week's prompt words are woke and up. 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 are new to … Continue reading Revolution #Haiku 210

Changes #Haiku 209

  dawn and dusk, new moons ancient ways, lost discarded seasons change, we too. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #209. This week's prompt words are old and days. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" … Continue reading Changes #Haiku 209

Sensing snake

Snake. I sense snake, singular. I anticipate finding it behind the curtains or the bed. For the record, I don’t have a snake phobia. Yet lately I have been expecting its presence, a premonition without the fear, anticipating being taken aback by its presence and then … nothing. It feels okay. Noticing this anticipation is … Continue reading Sensing snake

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.  

The Layers – a poem

The Layers I have walked through many lives, some of them my own, and I am not who I was, though some principle of being abides, from which I struggle not to stray. When I look behind, as I am compelled to look before I can gather strength to proceed on my journey, I see … Continue reading The Layers – a poem

Summer reflection

This is summer… Summer in Australia officially began on 1 December. With all that has happened and ‘life’ continuing to be busy, my conscious mind did not acknowledge the changing seasons. To be honest spring came and went in a flurry of activity and minimal appreciation. I speak of this with a little regret. That … Continue reading Summer reflection

A mindful journey

Change is inevitable in life, and I have written much about this here. Some of us react to change in a maladaptive manner that can be injurious to self, some respond with equanimity and acceptance, and many of us do a bit of both. We are after all human, and a little flawed :-). And … Continue reading A mindful journey

A (somewhat) new journey

There is a bit of 'reconstruction' happening here. Why?  Because I have migrated my other blog here - a blog set up 'to experiment with writing'... meaning in effect a place where I am prepared to make mistakes, to make a 'fool' of myself as I learn new things, to be 'silly' or to take … Continue reading A (somewhat) new journey

Positivity is change

Ripples

If we are 100% certain everything will remain as is then there is no need for positivity, or negativity for the matter.  If 'things' are great now, then it's fait accompli.  The same for the so-called 'bad stuff'.  Realistically, there are few things that are truly 'bad stuff', rather perspectives. Experience is not what happens … Continue reading Positivity is change

Intentions

change socrates

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

It’s a process, not an event

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