Living life, Reflection, Spirit & Soul


Six weeks, six months, 3 years. How we measure our life matters. Where life’s touchpoints are, matter. For the lessons we learn. Six weeks ago I was alerted to a potential serious health problem. It was ultimately just a scare. I am reminded yet again of the need to take care of myself, in more… Continue reading Touchpoints

Being alive, Poetry, Reflection

There will be time

  There will be time, there will be time To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet; There will be time to murder and create, And time for all the works and days of hands That lift and drop a question on your plate; Time for you and time for me, And… Continue reading There will be time

Contemplate, Living life, Reflection, The Self

Manifesto for living

I have had this on my wall for as long as I can remember, and I didn't think to share it?! You may have seen it, know it... and it is worth contemplating, again.  This, is the "Holstee Manifesto".     Namaste ~ FlorenceT   © 2018 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral… Continue reading Manifesto for living

Living life, Reflection, The Self

Guide for living

Having read a post by a friend, I thought of the values I hope to have modeled and instilled through my parenting. How would they translate as "rules" if you like, to everyday living? This is for a bit of fun, as I know enough to know I know not enough to provide "rules" for… Continue reading Guide for living


Just because…

This is most apt for my post on going through difficult times. Now if I had found this quote, I would not have had to write the post 🙂 Well, not really... Food for thought ... if you wish it for the weekend. - FlorenceT   © 2015 Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral… Continue reading Just because…

Living life, Opinion, The Self

We got to go through it

We can’t go over it We can’t go under it Oh no, we got to go through it! Excerpt from ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ Today, I am acutely aware this is how we sometimes must approach life. “We’re going on a bear hunt” is one of my favourite children’s books. Our copy is… Continue reading We got to go through it

Contemplate, Living life, Spirit & Soul, The Self

They are not what they appear to be…maybe

Have we sought answers from a Higher Being, from the Universe, from God ... for the path to nirvana, to Enlightenment, to heaven...? Haven't we ask 'why' or 'why me' to the powers above? Are we nonetheless searching for calm, peace, beautiful, ... or merely a way through our struggles? Our lack, our struggle, our… Continue reading They are not what they appear to be…maybe

Being alive

We have time

“I learned that talking and writing can help to heal your pain.
I learned that you spend too little time with people you love the most…”
What beautiful writing, thank you for sharing ‘I learned’ by Octavia Paler.



I learned by Octavian Paler
08 May 2006

We have time …
We have time for everything
To sleep, or to be all over the place,
To regret mistakes and do them again,
To judge others and find excuses for ourselves,

We have time to read and write,
To correct our writings, and regret what we wrote,
We have time to make plans and never complete them,
We have time to fantasize about impossible things
and later on to look into the ashes of them.

We have time for ambitions and diseases,
To blame fate and the details,
We have time to watch the clouds, TV commercials and shocking news,
We have time to not answer questions,
To postpone the answers,
We have time to kill a dream and recreate it later
We have time to make friends, and lose them
We have time to get lessons and forget them…

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