I loved asking my college students to give me three traits or characteristics that made them unique from others. I wanted them to see their rareness, and, therefore, value. I would write on the board: WHO ARE YOU? They were always intrigued by the question, and I would tell them that each one was a... Continue Reading →
I feed my body every day, Often feeding too much to it. But, I've learned the hard way That I must also feed my spirit. Silence or just being very still, Listening to some sweet music, Whatever will quiet my tired soul Is what I use to feed my spirit. But most of all, I... Continue Reading →
It's difficult and painful to realize that you have been wearing a mask for a long time, not really being as authentic as you should have been. It does not matter if the mask was worn unintentionally; what matters is finding the courage to admit that you need to change and to be real in... Continue Reading →
"If our stars align right, I should be at my goal weight no later than eight weeks from today," she had said to her husband. He had then asked her what delights and deliciousness did she want to partake of to celebrate her wondrous achievement. She had thought about it for about five minutes. Then... Continue Reading →
Cigar Bar Evening Lounge by Brent Lynch, from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie. Lush melodies drew her to the door of the lounge, the friendly smiles enticed her inside. The rain almost stopped her from going out for a little fun to counteract nearly eighty hours of work that week. She was, at best, a fringe member of... Continue Reading →
The bottom is near! No ending to the virus. Caption: Wear a mask! Written for the Three Things Challenge #316: caption, ending, bottom. We have to get a handle on this thing, if we are to get our country back to some semblance of normal. Listen to scientists, not politicians!
Meghan sat alone underneath the tree during the conference break, not interacting with the other attendees. She had been verecund since being constantly criticized by other students when she was still at school. A particular incident had remained fresh in her mind for all these years, one that nearly made her forever lose her faith... Continue Reading →
Photo from Lewis Roberts- Unsplash Watching the little monkey looking down on us, I wondered what he could have possibly thought Of the two-legged creatures sitting under the tree And of the havoc to his habitat they often wrought. I spoke softly, telling him there was no need to be afraid, That those in our... Continue Reading →
My eyes hope to see The Light of the world some day. A joyous moment! Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #317: light and eye.
Up the barn ladder! Spending our time together! Free to love at last! Written for The Three Things Challenge #315: ladder, spending, together.
Carrollton Disc Golf Course. Trees that shield from sunshine and oh, what sweet peace, with birds chirping. Posted for Sunday's Trees #455 from On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea.
From Pikist Statues of the great men and women stand tall for all to see and enjoy. But they draw loads of pigeons that land on them and find rest. And if you stand still too long looking up at the beauty that is Venice, You might become a peristeronic place for pigeons to nest.... Continue Reading →