RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 141 with prompt words - Breeze, Blow Age old breeze of time Sweeping debris, unceasing Change is ever, more. ~ FlorenceT In gratitude of the present. These are the days... ~ FlorenceT © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 140 with prompt words - Twist, Shout Twist and shout, he says Beats thunder, lightning dances Rejoice in your life. ~ FlorenceT And a classic song to go with this - one of my daughter's favourites. © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over … Continue reading Dance #Haiku Challenge 140 @RonovanWrites
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 131 with prompt words - Car, Coast Coast on, she presages Life passes when unconscious Looking straight ahead In a car on the highway Are you on merely a road? ~ FlorenceT © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
She did not know what hit her. One moment she was in the dumps, disappointed with life and who she had become; the next she was awakened to life’s possibilities, her dreams no longer a distant past but a possible future. If she knew the road ahead, she might have been less thrilled… then … Continue reading She, a micro story
Post-truth Word of the year as Oxford Dictionaries pronounces, Era of emotions and subjective beliefs Death knell to objectivity and facts, Sensationalism, you say? Or time for the personal to triumph? Emotions, relations and transgressions rule, where once ‘truths’ of a tribe - dominant culture, norms and traditions - prevail. Whose truth must we … Continue reading Post-truth, a word
Disclaimer: what this video is not - an academic talk on psychology. What it is - an inspiring personal account of the transformative power of love in the face of human struggles and difficulties. Enjoy! "... I stood up inside a promise - never again, I will not run from me." Stephen Hayes ~ … Continue reading How love turns pain into purpose – Stephen Hayes
Four women around a table, laden with scrumptious food and champagne. Conversations filled with laughter, some angst and silliness; bound by a connection which began more than 10 years ago. How did they get to this place of ease with each other? They first met when 2 mothers were invited to post-drop-off coffee by another … Continue reading Women friends
I was not much good with surprises… I preferred being prepared for things and surprises didn’t allow for that. I may have changed by now… 🙂 With age, knowledge and experience, few things faze me and certainly not the ‘but I don’t have any make-up on’ or ‘I didn’t get a chance to tidy the … Continue reading Surprise, no more
It’s a life journey, isn't it :-)? To learn to manage our priorities. In fact, to learn to determine what our priorities are. Is the spotless living room necessary? Yes, it is a preference, but necessary? At which point of ‘dirtiness’ does cleaning a living room become a priority and go on the list of … Continue reading Priority… me.
I stopped looking for happiness. Not because I don’t want to be happy, or that I don’t believe in its existence. I stopped looking for happiness because it does not serve me, this constant evaluation of my state of happiness and this relentless searching and eventual disappointment. There is no ‘right-er’ state for me than … Continue reading Le bonheur mon cheri
A little behind... call it a throwback if you wish. 🙂 I'll confess though that I recently discovered this song, 'Keep your eyes open' released in early 2012. What caught my attention is this part of the lyric: Cause if you never leave home, never let go You’ll never make it to the great unknown … Continue reading Keep your eyes open
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I love this insightful poem, and I hope Ronovan does not mind me taking the liberty of putting his words to image. For you who have yet to read this poem, enjoy! For you who does not know Ronovan, check out his work on RonovanWrites, LitWorldInterviews and his author site. © 2016 FlorenceT Copyright … Continue reading Love is the adventure
My thoughts on a Friday evening… … so that one day you realized that what you wanted had already happened long ago and in the dwelling place you had lived in before you began, and that every step along the way, you had carried the heart and the mind and the promise that first set … Continue reading You are more marvellous…
I went to a place To learn a craft To satisfy a curiosity To test a felt sense To seek my tribe I do not know If these goals I met But for a brief moment A belonging To the words spoken To a shared love To the brilliance of light Cast over the shadows … Continue reading Moments of a life lived
Today is strange in that I do not know what to make of it. My mind struggles with labels. In many ways I am grateful for the year that has passed, for the voices of support, the strong arms which held, the love enfolding. I am grateful for a life continuing to unfold with ‘yes’ … Continue reading Let it be…
That was a nice visit! The food was nice! It’s nice being here with you! Be nice! ‘Nice’ – a most overused word and ineffectual, I think. When applied to a person, it is also highly nuanced and culture-subjective. What is your imagery of a ‘nice' person? Ever wondered why we are nice? When others … Continue reading Stop being nice
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
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