After a "busy" time, today I had time to chill. I have written "busy", not busy, because most associate busy with frenetic activities and stress of the harmful kind, usually delivered with a roll of the eyes and perhaps a sigh. Well, not so in my case. My "busy" days in the past 4 weeks... Continue Reading →
I hide. When I want to. When I need to. For different reasons. And I believe everyone does, to varying degrees, duration and frequency. In those moments when we just need to get away, to get some "peace and quiet", to stop listening to the woes of the world, when compassion-fatigue hits, in order to... Continue Reading →
“All futures are tinted by the way in which you choose to view them.” Cat Hellisen 'Mother, Crone, Maiden' What image pops into your head when you hear the word ‘crone’? What characteristics do you associate with this female archetype? Does she remind you of the 3 witches in ‘Macbeth’, ‘fire burn and cauldron... Continue Reading →
One must not only exist, one must be alive; live life to the fullest... And so they say. The narrative of striving and being more is around us, yet interpreted at times as an accumulation of status, power and material wealth. Am I existing if I have the love of friends and family? Am I... Continue Reading →
Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic self. We must learn to respect them. We must learn to listen. – Sarah Ban Breathnach © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
I grew up in a family of “intellectuals” and in a society which prized the intellect and intellectual pursuits. By “intellectuals” I do not mean a class of people by their profession, I guess academics come to mind, but rather of their behaviour – the constant asking ‘why’, the emphasis on logic or rational discourse,... Continue Reading →
I wrote an email, somewhat scathing in tone, a few days ago. Entirely justified at the time, I thought. I felt I was being unduly taken advantage of, that the prospective recipient of the email was intentionally obstructive and perhaps malicious, at best unthinking and uncaring. Well, I had to defend myself, don’t I? I... Continue Reading →
Do you feel this? Wise words by Daniel Littlewood ~ FlorenceT © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
How do we see ourselves? How do we introduce ourselves, as we stretch out our hands to greet another? Do we acknowledge and embrace our whole selves in all spaces? Or do we censor who we are in some? What is your self-identity? So here's a little... um, challenge from me. If only to ponder... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
It isn't a blue moon tonight, is it?! I had a 'free' day to myself, a rare occurrence indeed. And found myself before the television after dinner, another rare occurrence... Anyhow, I stumbled upon a rerun of the 2008 movie, 'Nights in Rodanthe'. Being a teeny fan of Richard Gere (yes, I am showing my... Continue Reading →
If you could be the woman of your dreams, who would you be? My answer: Me, myself and I. No matter what my experiences might have been, are and may be, they are just that, experiences. And I live them. As you do yours. You are amazing! 🙂 If you could be the... Continue Reading →