Beauty, Being alive

Sometimes all you can do

Sometimes all you can do Is take a deep breath Look up to the moon And accept the inevitability Of the passing of love Sometimes all you can do Is look back to the life As the stars shine on And see the beauty there is In moments of bliss Sometimes all you can do… Continue reading Sometimes all you can do

In relationship, Quotes, Reflection, Spirit & Soul

Romance is not love

Love is romantic. Each person in a relationship of real love is both giver and recipient. As Lao Tzu said, to love deeply gives one courage, the courage to be and the courage to do what she desires. And the knowledge of being loved deeply gives one strength to be vulnerable. It is in this… Continue reading Romance is not love

In relationship, Living life, Spirit & Soul

Living conscious – Are you there yet?

Conscious being, some of us are and at some of the time. When a certain insight hits us, those ‘a-ha’ moments (no, I don’t mean the Norwegian pop group), when our attention is focused on another for his or her sake, when we are attuned to our impact on the world around us. Been here?… Continue reading Living conscious – Are you there yet?

Inspire, Quotes

Roll up your sleeves

This singer-songwriter from Melbourne wrote a letter to herself.  I have included the lyrics - its interpretation is up to you. 🙂 Though Susan Sontag said, Real art has the capacity to make us nervous. By reducing the work of art to its content and then interpreting that, one tames the work of art. Interpretation… Continue reading Roll up your sleeves

Living life, Spirit & Soul, The Self

Summer reflection

This is summer… Summer in Australia officially began on 1 December. With all that has happened and ‘life’ continuing to be busy, my conscious mind did not acknowledge the changing seasons. To be honest spring came and went in a flurry of activity and minimal appreciation. I speak of this with a little regret. That… Continue reading Summer reflection

Eleanor Roosevelt Quote on New Strengths
Inspire

New Strengths in New Friends.

"With the new day comes new strengths and new thoughts."-Eleanor Roosevelt “The stress of life is the past carrying over into the present as well as the future pressing back onto today. Live in the now.” -Ronovan Hester (Your guest author for today.)   As a person of yesterdays and tomorrows colliding in the now,… Continue reading New Strengths in New Friends.

In relationship, Inspire, Living life, The Self

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

Quotes

Writer’s Quote Wednesday-Woman

"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt Florence is a bit busy of late, I imagine you've noticed. And when I say busy boy do I ever mean BUSY. The above quote is something that reminds me of… Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday-Woman

In relationship, Living life, Opinion, The Self

Love in practice

Love is undefinable. There may be words, strings of words for the wordsmiths among us, shapes and colours for the artists, to describe the expression or impression of love, yet its essence is mysterious and perhaps subjective. One of my favourite quotes of all time, which I have shared here before: “We don't see the… Continue reading Love in practice

Being alive, Haiku, In relationship, Living life, Pain, Poetry, Quotes, The Self

Dare to fly

Ronovan's Haiku Challenge prompt words - grief and  pine - hit a spot this week. So first, my haiku. Sorrow like a storm Cleansed the debris of this farce No longer pining. At the same time, thinking of Colleen's Writer's Quote Wednesday - to be by a poet this week - brought this contribution. e.h.… Continue reading Dare to fly

Quotes

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – “The art of writing”

Silver Threading's Writer's Quote Wednesday      It still amazes me how often I begin writing certain of the direction, only to find myself lost.  Then I have to stop and ask myself, "am I really lost?"  I get to explore my belief systems, my values, my priorities - to ask myself if I truly… Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday – “The art of writing”

Living life, Photography, Quotes, The Self

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Solitude

Silver Threading's Writer's Quote Wednesday  Guided by Silver Threading's quote about the self of a writer, this one by Rainer Maria Rilke (an Austrian poet and novelist) caught my eye... and my heart and soul. Solitude, something which I need and long for.  Without it, I suffocate.  I need my escape to a world of… Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Solitude

Music, Quotes

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – “Let your words live on”

Silver Threading's Writer's Quote Wednesday  My, my, my Let your bright light shine Let your words live on Far beyond this life Beyond this life Now, doesn't that remind you of writing...?  This is the chorus from Matchbox 20's song, "My, My, My".  This is most likely my favourite song of theirs, because it reminds… Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday – “Let your words live on”

Quotes

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – T S Eliot

Silver Threading's Writer's Quote Wednesday - T S Eliot   Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves.                                                                        T. S. Eliot   -… Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday – T S Eliot

Quotes

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – A A Milne

Silver Threading's Writer's Quote Wednesday - A A Milne Ah, the author of Winnie-the-Pooh as  I know him... I surrounded my children with Winnie, Piglet, Eeyore and friends from the Hundred Acre Woods because his writing connects on different levels. Perhaps this is a reason why writers write...?   - FlorenceT  

Quotes

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Stephen King

Silver Threading's Writer's Quote Wednesday - Stephen King Well, a much-loved quote from Stephen King:     “The most important things are the hardest to say. ... [They] lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. ... When the secret stays… Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Stephen King

Quotes

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Dr Seuss

Silver Threading's Writer's Quote Wednesday - Dr Seuss Well this is one of my favourite: Today you are you! That is truer than true!  There is no one alive who is you-er than you! - Dr. Seuss Found in Dr Seuss' book - FlorenceT © 2014 Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal… Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Dr Seuss

Quotes

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Hemingway

Silver Threading's Writer's Quote Wednesday: As writers, we must not mind the expectations of others for what we seem to be, for what we ought to be.  Our calling is to be free, to write.             - FlorenceT     The above was inspired by an article I read about Hemingway - a besotted lover...improbable?  Well,… Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Hemingway