A late-night conversation brought this song to mind… No matter our biological age, we anticipate the future. Will it be good, will it be enough, will it fulfill or disappoint…? When I am older, I will… And depending on our mindset, we will either see “certainties” or unknowns. And we can become fearful either way. … Continue reading What is your adventure?
The lunar new year has dawned…and the traditional celebration goes for 15 days. I anticipate another family gathering this week to mark the end of this festive period. Celebratory it may be, I do not mark time with festive seasons, whether they be Christmases or new years or lunar new years. Oddly, not birthdays either. … Continue reading When did you…?
I woke this morning with a desire for poetry, reaching for the first book next to my bed. This is the first poem I came to, and how apt it was. Fear and longing for the world... Prayer for an Invitation I pray for you world to come and find me, to see me … Continue reading Contemplation for the weekend…
I have been called an over-thinker 🙂 and I shall not admit or deny this. It’s all relative and subject to circumstances. Sometimes it is warranted and thus, is it overthinking? Sometimes I ought to have been a bit more spontaneous, that’s for sure. And sometimes they are moments of reflection, to ponder the meanings … Continue reading A final act
We did not lose ourselves because in each moment we were creating ourselves. Decades of life… every moment, every decision a reflection of that moment. With hindsight, we seek to tell of a past with reference to the past previous to that. We held a vision of ourselves in a previous past, and so that … Continue reading We did not lose ourselves.
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Beyond words, I turn to the future; no reply. "Love me?" you had asked. ~ FlorenceT Here's a positive one? 🙂 Just a nod - I do envision a beaut future, Your question, answered. ~ FlorenceT This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #237. This week's prompt words are answer and question. If you are … Continue reading Answers #Haiku 237
my vision is clear; to reach the goal I will be a vessel for love. ~ FlorenceT This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #231. This week's prompt words are goal and cup. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes … Continue reading Vessel #Haiku 231
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 184 with prompt words - Press, Touch Press of the button Catastrophic consequence, Do not ever touch! Gentle caresses like wind driving surging waves press forth, replete. ~ FlorenceT © 2018 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 183 with prompt words - Magic, Hope Magic or fateful? The night sky dark yet sparkling, Hope is all there is. ~ FlorenceT © 2018 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
A new year, and what will it have in store for us? Facebook has been showing me astrology posts for 2018… Why? Probably because my curiosity got the better of me at times and I clicked into these posts which purported to reveal my future. Sometimes they bring a smile as my heart gladdens at … Continue reading What I’m learning from astrology
The sub-title “A Brief History of Tomorrow” caught my attention, and as my daughter said, “of course! You are a nerd”. 🙂
What’s it about?
What is the meaning of life?
What is the purpose of life?
What compels human evolution?
What motivates human society?
What is the future of humankind?
Yuval Noah Harari attempts to answer these questions and provides, as indicated in the sub-title, a possible future based on human history. It is a book about an apocalyptic future in which technology plays a major role.
Harari is a history professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem…
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RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 165 with prompt words - Late, Holiday oh, do not come late frivolity sand sunshine holiday, it waits. ~ FlorenceT © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
I have been doing quite a bit of cooking lately. Not much of a revelation unless you know me well. You will know my self-value is not tied to how well I keep house involving cleaning or cooking – I was brought up to place significance and priority on my intellect and academics. Perhaps I … Continue reading Contemplating cooking…
A meditation for the weekend... Enjoy! https://youtu.be/eCIHPdx1OAs
It is done. I opened them. I found two boxes in my garage a few weeks ago, brought them into my bedroom and there they sat. Gut instinct said “this is important”. Yet I could not open them. Until I was compelled to on the eve of the review date. The review date for an … Continue reading It is done.
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 148 with prompt words - Plain, Fast Plain to see, time flies swift, grey clouds blue skies collide to greet the future. ~ FlorenceT © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. ~ Robert Frost … Continue reading Fire and Ice – a poem
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 128 with prompt words - Bells, Ring Chime harmoniously Bells herald love eternal, Far shore approaches. ~ FlorenceT © 2016 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
What bliss... to be delighted by what is, to be impassioned with what will be; this deeply felt knowing that the world is beautiful in spite of the human condition and perhaps because of it 🙂 Wishing you boundless possibilities! - FlorenceT © 2015 Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights … Continue reading To see possibilities…