What are you inviting?
A few good friends, occasional entertainment, some good books for company... What do you actually want (other than basic food, shelter and safety)? NSW emerges from pandemic lockdown. The sighs of relief can be 'heard' and most certainly felt, and hope for return to a seemingly unfettered life, or at least a life of our… Continue reading Life of your choosing
Days are flying by so it seems, and today I noticed my last post was 11 days ago. That's a long time between posts. I have been writing though, just not blogging. Sometimes the writing bug is satisfied elsewhere. And the privilege of choice did not escape my attention. Here, surrounded by books, writing tools… Continue reading Waking with gratitude
I am pretty lucky. I live close to modern amenities but not close enough to encounter sensory overload. I have flexible work hours. I have the privilege of choosing where I work so long as I get the work done, and how I work so long the work is of sound quality. With relative freedom… Continue reading The luxury of quiet … and choice
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RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 177 with prompt words - Strong, Heart Vulnerable strength, Heart beating its own rhythm, Selfish or selfless? ~ FlorenceT © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
Twelve days, and it’s probably one of the longest period of absence from my blog. And in this “quiet” period, I’ve been spending time doing the things I love and with the ones I love, all in service of a certain malaise that hit. Long moments of reflection and pondering, of re-establishing a solid ground… Continue reading Making peace
The promise of a movie night, with a simple dinner and a little sugar-filled treat we had bought for later. All seemed in place. She picked an apocalyptic movie – humanity’s only survivors from a climate disaster on a train to nowhere under the control of the greedy in power. Twenty minutes in and I’d… Continue reading Apocalyptic movie or documentary?
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
I love lighthouses… what a realisation! I cannot recall a time when I had missed an opportunity to explore one… and this time, I am dragging my children along. Approaching the lighthouse, the inescapable sense of ‘big’…perhaps the vast blue sky and roaring ocean in the background add to the sense of magnificence. Irrespective of… Continue reading Lighthouse and other musings
“How do I structure my life to be at peace with who I am, & comfortable with what I’m doing & not doing?” Elizabeth Grace Saunders ‘Work/life balance’ – a mantra often heard in the quest for happiness and general well-being. Much literature has been written about it. I have certainly attended my share… Continue reading Work-life balance
Grief is an overwhelming emotional response to loss, which can be expressed as anger, sorrow, anguish, despondency, mortification… to name a few. At times, it is recognizable. Yet there are many instances when ‘it’ does not resemble anything we have been led to understand – the gaiety, the risk-taking, the impassivity perhaps. Recognizable or not,… Continue reading Response to loss
"How did it get so late so soon?” Dr. Seuss Sometimes we have to take time. To snatch what we can instead of waiting for the ‘right time’. Amidst the hustle and bustle of life going by, we put aside certain desires, delay conversations we ought to have, waiting or looking for the ‘right time’.… Continue reading The right time?