Rising from the depths, the solo flame meets daylight. In concert, they join to purge the night’s dark shadows. Illuminating new hope. Image credit https://unsplash.com/@codyhiscox It's been a long time since I've been here, but I'm determined to make time in 2023! So thanks to MindLoveMiserysMenagerie's Photo Challenge and Linda Hill's JusJotJan challenge for getting me back… Continue reading New Hope
It’s miserably hot (again) in Florida, so I hibernated inside today. I was skimming through some photos and found this from a recent trip up north. It brought back memories of my youthful summers in the Midwest. August had a different feel back in the day 😉 It inspired the haiku (or maybe it's a… Continue reading Summers Gone By
All around me, conversations swell. I understand little but instead of seeming cacophonous, the words soothe. They distract from my reality until the prosecco dulls the pain. Then the old woman who runs the osteria stands over me, “Ciligie”? Seeing the cherries shakes me from my stupor. She continues, “Devi rimanere per La Notte… Continue reading Un’altra notte rossa
before evenstar after the glow of the day life’s final flicker Image courtesy of Casey Horner-Unsplash Thanks for the inspiration to Sadje at Keep it Alive. https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/07/25/what-do-you-see-144-july-252022/
Please don’t let my tardiness be mistaken for diminished gratitude! It’s just been a chaotic week. Thank you so much to Freya for the opportunity and Elisa Ang for choosing me as Unfurling’s Featured Writer. I’m still gobsmacked by your choice! Also thanks to #WritePhoto for a perfect photo inspiration to illustrate my gratitude and to Alethea… Continue reading Pure Haiku Featured Writer (2-4)
drowning in sorrow thoughts, thick with bitter regret the future darkens I guess I'm in a bit of a dark mood this morn! But thanks to Sadje's WDYS Challenge for the great inspiration.
my heart’s melody throbs in sync with your footsteps synchronicity Image credit; Dakota Corbin @ Unsplash Thanks for the wonderful photo inspiration to Sadje's WDYS Challenge
Molly watched and wondered. Mama always told her it was for the best. They weren’t really captives. It was for protection. They’d hurt themselves or others if they were free. But still, Molly wondered. Were they happy? Sad? Were they envious? Did they know they weren’t free? Or was mama right and they didn’t even… Continue reading For the Best
It had been an impromptu decision. A be in the moment, what could possibly go wrong, you only live once, I’m not THAT old, you’re not the boss of me kind of non-decision decision. The kind that had ruled (or almost ruined if you asked her) his life until she came along. No. This couldn’t… Continue reading An Impromptu Decision
future paths unknown obscured by the veil of time still, we dare to live Image credit: Eric Muhr@Unsplash Thanks to Sadje's WDYS Challenge for the beautiful inspiration.