In relationship, Living life, Reflection, The Self

Can we bear it?

I do not watch horror movies; I shield my eyes in critical moments in a suspense thriller. (No, I'm not missing the “excitement” at all!) Where possible, I choose not to engage in conflict. I have created a peaceful space in my home and in my life in general. I live a relatively simple life.… Continue reading Can we bear it?

Being Woman, Reflection, The Self

Independent badass

My independent streak has led me to many places, and in my memory, all good or at least, most worked out for the best. It has helped me be a better parent and child, supported my career and my sense of accomplishment. Yet I am not without a need for support, a desire for someone… Continue reading Independent badass

Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

“Fight” #Haiku 260

Be proud, you are You Stand strong, stay grounded, in Love You’re magnificent. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #260. This week's prompt words are pride and fight. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to"… Continue reading “Fight” #Haiku 260

Contemplate, Music

Shallow – “A Star is Born”

My new favourite song...     Oh, these lyrics... listen/read and weep. Tell me somethin', girl Are you happy in this modern world? Or do you need more? Is there somethin' else you're searchin' for? I'm falling In all the good times I find myself Longin' for change And in the bad times I fear… Continue reading Shallow – “A Star is Born”

Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

Together #Haiku 220

he for she, a step for love and equality he and she, true strength. ~ FlorenceT This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #220. This week's prompt words are he and she. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if… Continue reading Together #Haiku 220

In relationship, Inspire, Music, Nostalgia, Reminisce

I believe in you

Vulnerability and strength, two words not commonly associated with each other until recent years. Vulnerability tends to be perceived as weakness rather than strength.  And how often have I had to remind myself in the candid moments, in the times when being true to myself seemed a betrayal, when the tears flowed and the heart… Continue reading I believe in you

Living life, Spirit & Soul, The Self

Words on fear and doubt

Some of you may know this of me, that I find comfort and inspiration in words. So here are some words I have gathered around me this past weeks on my little trip of introspection and reflection. I hope these words take you on a little side-trip to new territory, or re-visit familiar places of… Continue reading Words on fear and doubt

Being alive, Inspire, Pain

Strong enough

This is part of Friday Fiction with RonovanWrites, in which this week we are challenged to write a piece of fiction inspired by a favourite song. I have no idea if poetry qualifies... nonetheless here it is.   And of course, the song is 'Strong Enough' by Cher. Yes, a bit of a throwback from… Continue reading Strong enough

Contemplate, In relationship, Living life

Would you still love me the same?

My previous post is a poem of assurance, perhaps a response to questions asked, to confirmation we seek from the ones we love... do you really love me? how much? how long? will you stand by me no matter what? will you be for me? will you catch me if I fall? I know my… Continue reading Would you still love me the same?

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Living life, Spirit & Soul, The Self

Positivity is change

If we are 100% certain everything will remain as is then there is no need for positivity, or negativity for the matter.  If 'things' are great now, then it's fait accompli.  The same for the so-called 'bad stuff'.  Realistically, there are few things that are truly 'bad stuff', rather perspectives. Experience is not what happens… Continue reading Positivity is change

Spirit & Soul, The Self

Lighthouse and other musings

I love lighthouses… what a realisation! I cannot recall a time when I had missed an opportunity to explore one… and this time, I am dragging my children along. Approaching the lighthouse, the inescapable sense of ‘big’…perhaps the vast blue sky and roaring ocean in the background add to the sense of magnificence. Irrespective of… Continue reading Lighthouse and other musings

Pain, Passion

In this nebulous space

  In this nebulous space Cocooned from the world beyond Alone together Pain and desire swirling Need and love abound Let me in so I may be Show me your hurts and disappointments And I will lay down beside you Hold you till they are healed Show me your joys and triumphs And I will… Continue reading In this nebulous space

Being alive, Pain

You are enough

You are enough Enough Gather yourself You are enough No more, sweetheart No more waiting No more anticipating The signs, the love The universe has spoken.   Enough Feet on solid ground Reaching for the star Oh, if only to fly And you are home Wherever you may be You are home In your heart… Continue reading You are enough