Stories are everywhere, even on the clothes we wear. Cruising along the highway, for some inexplicable reason, I notice for the first time, these stories. The canvas shoes from a country far away. I shudder recalling the moments after their purchase and their significant impact on my psyche for months to come. The distrust of … Continue reading Story of the clothes
Here is the haiku: gratitude, always a life dancing in tempo to her soul's rhythm ~ FlorenceT And here is the song that popped into my head (???): Dare you not to sing! 🙂 The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #268. This week's prompt words are HARMONY and GRATITUDE. If you … Continue reading Harmony #Haiku 268
Another year, and I notice a difference. No lingering doubt, no attending sorrow of what the day represented. Reclaiming gratitude for this day, as it was meant to be. Liberating. Acceptance of the passing years as I stand on solid ground, looking to a beautiful future together. There is much to be happy for, and … Continue reading A birthday thought
A letter of love which is somewhat different from the love letters (or emails or texts) that are being written now. This letter is from 17th century Japan. Listen to the language of destiny, where 'till death do us part' had greater significance, and the voice of dedication, and in particular, gratitude in love. This … Continue reading A different love letter…
Extract ed from "Milk and Honey" by Rupi Kaur - a beautiful gift. © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest … Continue reading The Guest House
Things will be different this Christmas, and my intention is to not judge how it unfolds nor what it will be. Yet much will be the same, like this star on our tree. We took turns placing the star on our Christmas tree each year. My little star, who is no longer little, is finally … Continue reading My little star – Hugh’s Charity Christmas Tree Topper Challenge.
Of all the people who have entered my life, They have been inspirational They who shall remain nameless; But you know who you are You who have stood beside me And inspired me by the way you live. You who showed me perseverance in the face of adversities, never losing your humanity. You who showed … Continue reading #BeWow Inspirations for a life
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 Stay wonderful, every one of you
Love happens. Let it, accept it, revel in it... no matter where it may lead. Who knows where it may lead... Be glad. And love will tell you you are beautiful and mean it, over and over again. “You are beautiful”. When you first wake up, “you are beautiful”. When you’ve just been crying, “you … Continue reading Let love be free!
A windy day, cloudy and cold. A busy day for me yet something calls to me…something beautiful in essence. The words in my mind long to be expressed… so I take time. To be honest, I am stealing time but then again, I can’t steal what is mine. Ah, this wandering mind… 🙂 Sitting here … Continue reading Stealing time…
Driving home after a long day at work, longing to put my feet up and taking sips of my green tea, I was on the brink of a 'woe is me' moment - I was so tired - when it dawned on me that I am rich. I am rich for I have the … Continue reading I am rich