Kindness of others

I was lucky there was no physical injury, merely a loss of property. A bruise to my ego to be scammed; it is some consolation by the fact that I was being kind and helpful. It was the loss of personal items and conveniences that bothered me more than the loss of cash and credit … Continue reading Kindness of others

Doting upon… a micro-story

She gives up. Teri had tossed and turned for what seems like hours. She swings her legs off the side of the bed and makes her way to the kitchen. A cup of tea might soothe her. Their earlier conversation swirls in her mind. Of course, he is now sleeping peacefully, oblivious to the thoughts … Continue reading Doting upon… a micro-story

Solitude – Community

I have posted quite a few "things" about solitude, and wrote about what it is and why we need it.  It was even in a poem. Here are Parker Palmer's definitions of Solitude and Community which are truly compelling. And I so agree. They are states of being, not doing. What do you think? Solitude does not necessarily mean … Continue reading Solitude – Community

Love relationships for Valentine’s Day

On such a day, I am compelled to write. But of what? I could write about the commercialism of this day known as Valentine’s Day love renewed because of the call of Valentine’s Day affection expressed when compelled by Valentine’s Day faith in another inspired by Valentine’s Day romanticism, cynic or believer, occasioned by Valentine’s … Continue reading Love relationships for Valentine’s Day

Love can bring out the best in you

“You bring out the best in me”, many says when in love while many others quest for the ‘you’ that would bring out the best in them. Ever wonder how you would bring out the best in me, and vice versa? Psychotherapists speak of “the gaze”. The gaze of acceptance of your flaws, the gaze … Continue reading Love can bring out the best in you

Selfish loving – Ayn Rand

“Love is blind, they say; sex is impervious to reason and mocks the power of all philosophers. But, in fact, a person's sexual choice is the result and sum of their fundamental convictions. Tell me what a person finds sexually attractive and I will tell you their entire philosophy of life. Show me the person … Continue reading Selfish loving – Ayn Rand

Stole the show

I am a mother, and thus by popular narrative, I am 'daggy', 'old-fashioned' and not cool according to my children. They love me lots but I am 'old'.  This naturally translates to the music I listen to, as being 'not trendy'. Lucky for me, they attempt to educate me on what 'good' music is, and as … Continue reading Stole the show

Hold… onto my hands

Hold onto my hands, dear I will not let you falter And should you need a rest Among the eucalypt trees Let us take in the scene Of beauty and breathe Hold onto my hands, dear You will never be alone There will be thoughts and wishes To keep you company Love and care to … Continue reading Hold… onto my hands

All My Life

Checklists are dangerous. I cannot recall, and therefore I am disavowing, ever having a checklist for "the man of my dreams". "Tall, dark and handsome" wasn't a thing for my teenage self. Well, maybe tall... Neither was romantic, charming, suave, humorous or tough. I don't think I have a type, but I do wonder sometimes … Continue reading All My Life

Love is love

Love is love, don't you think? Does it matter the occupation, the socio-economic background, the gender, the race, the culture, the nationality, the age, the abilities... We love because we do, and we are loved just because. Some have a tendency to overthink, to intellectualize what is deeply emotional.  I wrote about labels we in … Continue reading Love is love

#BeWow Inspirations for a life

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

The Journey…again

Graham Greene said, A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back, or from which to look ahead. And so is the narrative of our life. The choice of that moment of experience will colour our future, and the memory of our past. Which moment … Continue reading The Journey…again

Let it go

When I heard this poignant song, these thoughts assaulted me.  The idea of difference, and uniqueness... At what point do we accept irreconcilable nature? At what point do we decide, enough is enough? At what point do we own ourselves, both light and shadow? At what point do we stand our ground and reclaim ourselves? … Continue reading Let it go

Haiku Challenge 53 & Waiting for Love @RonovanWrites

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RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 53 with prompt words - Guide, Mad Haiku 1: For what is anger    Wasted energy, a fear    Leading not to love. Haiku 2:  May the stars shine bright   Leading your crazed heart homeward    Lost soul no longer. On a similar theme, here's a song from Swedish producer Avicii … Continue reading Haiku Challenge 53 & Waiting for Love @RonovanWrites