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Dear brother…

The room is now empty, the bed half made

An empty shampoo bottle lies forlorn on the floor

The gray ottoman returned to its quiet empty corner

Where your black luggage had recently sat in a bloated slump, half unzippedRead More »

Liebster award # 2

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My sincere thanks to Journie2Woman for this wonderful nomination.  I truly appreciate the thought and the opportunity.  If you have never checked out her fun yet honest and empowering blog, do visit her and stay a while. 🙂Read More »

Sunshine blogger award

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I can’t thank Ana from Mom Life with Chiari enough for always thinking of me and my humble blog when it comes to awards, tags and nominations.  If you haven’t visited her site, you are definitely missing out on solid life inspiration, beautiful nail art and some funny memes to boot!  Be sure to drop by and peruse!Read More »

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Foxtrot in the kitchen

It is the most wonderful thing when a memory catches up with one unexpectedly.  Maybe it’s the balmy summer night air or maybe it’s the sight of a box of waffle ice cream cones that sat unopened on my kitchen counter top.  But, I found myself pulled into a dance that took place half a lifetime ago.Read More »

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Cruelty

“People talk sometimes of a bestial cruelty, but that’s a great injustice and insult to the beasts; a beast can never be so cruel as a man, so artistically cruel.”

~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

News of late have just simply been upsetting and are beyond my ability to comprehend.  I know that suffering is unavoidable, that unfairness exist in our lives.  But, to see human cruelty so blatantly executed and even defended leave me reeling in disbelief and anger.  Children so young were forcibly separated from their parents and put in cage-like confinements.  To even try and justify that is obscene. As a mother, as a woman…no, as a mere human being, I am beyond horrified.  Every day has been a test to the limit of our forbearance.  The decision to halt the separation provides a slight relief but I brace myself for the uncertainty of tomorrow.  Cruelty, after all, knows no bounds.

 

*Featured image by Michael Benz on Unsplash

 

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A glimpse into darkness

Tethered to despair

Fighting turmoil in dark void

Beseeching release

 

To those who live with depression and are fighting to see the light, I sincerely wish you find much hope and love in your journey.  Remember that you are brave, you are strong and you will triumph.

 

*Featured image by Bryan Minear on Unsplash

 

Mystery blogger award #2

Mystery Blogger Award

 

I want to thank Ana from Mom With Chiari, one of the few bloggers who has really been my support on my blogging journey and who continues to inspire me with the way she embraces her life and thrives in it.  If you haven’t visited her blog yet, you have been missing out.  🙂  Read More »