Living life, Reflection, The Self

What is your adventure?

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?

In relationship, Living life, Reflection, The Self

When did you…?

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…?

Being alive, Poetry

Contemplation for the weekend…

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…

In relationship, Living life, Reflection, Spirit & Soul

A final act

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

Living life, Reflection, Spirit & Soul

We did not lose ourselves.

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.

Beauty, Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

Answers #Haiku 237

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

Being alive, Haiku, Passion, Poetry

Vessel #Haiku 231

  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

Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

Two #Haiku Challenge 184 @RonovanWrites

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.  

Living life, Reflection, The Self

What I’m learning from astrology

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

Book reviews, Non-fiction

@FTThum #bookreview ‘Homo Deus’ by Yuval Noah Harari

Lit World Interviews

The sub-title “A Brief History of Tomorrow” caught my attention, and as my daughter said, “of course! You are a nerd”.  🙂

Title:          Homo Deus:  Brief History of Tomorrow
Author:        Yuval Noah Harari
Publishers:     Vintage Arrow (3 April 2017)
Format:          Paperback
Pages:             400 pages
Genre:           Non-Fiction – Literary

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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In relationship, Nostalgia, Reflection

Contemplating cooking…

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…

Being Woman, In relationship, Reflection, The Self

It is done.

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.

Pain, Poetry

Fire and Ice – a poem

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

Living life, Quotes, Spirit & Soul

To see possibilities…

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…