A chicken soup kind of day

It’s official.  The whole family is now under seige and under the blankets from various ailments.  Coughs and sneezes, fevers and even stomach bug! Talk about riches in assorted germs.  Read More »

Friendship

“A true friend holds us lovingly accountable to our own ideals, but is also able to forgive, over and over, the ways in which we fall short of them and can assure us that we are more than our stumbles, that we are shaped by them but not defined by them, that we will survive […]

Awakening

O, tormenting truth,

gnawing, clawing, deafening,

scourge to the conscience.

 

 

* Featured image by Victor Freitas from Pexels

Greetings

Hi All,

My sincerest wish for the most wonderful year although it’s terribly belated.  I hope all of you are doing well in your lives and are fully enjoying your blogging journeys.Read More »

Three day lyrical challenge – day 3

Thanks to Mom Life with Chiari, I was able revisit all my favorite songs and share them with you for all three days.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out her blog, make some time. You’ll love her posts.

The Song/Lyrics

On the last day of this challenge, I am sharing a piece called “One Summer’s Day” by Joe Hisaishi, an amazing Japanese composer.  The first time I heard this song was when I watched “Sprited Away”, an animated movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli.  Click here for a trailer of the movie in English, if you are interested in finding out more about it.

Just a little background on Studio Ghibli – It is an animation powerhouse in Japan, not unlike Disney/Pixar in the US. Although I grew up with Disney’s many princesses, Ghibli Studio owns my respect and admiration for creating works that aren’t only beautiful, magical and imaginative but for creating stories that mostly feature strong women lead characters.  In the director’s own words:

“Many of my movies have strong female leads- brave, self-sufficient girls that don’t think twice about fighting for what they believe with all their heart. They’ll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a savior. Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man.”

~Hayao Miyazaki

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Three day lyrical challenge – day 2

Thank you to Mom Life with Chiari for this wonderful opportunity to share my favorite songs. 🙂

The Song/Lyrics

There is no way I am not going to include a Coldplay song in response to this lyrical challenge and I am making sure it happens today.  A loyal fan of this amazing group of musicians, I love most of their songs which makes picking one for this challenge terribly difficult.  After mulling about it overnight, my pick has got to be “Fix You“.  It speaks to all our needs to be understood, comforted and most of all, loved.  This song has accompanied me through many rough spots in my life and reminds me to be thankful about the people who have continued to support me. Read More »

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Despair

Succumbing to fears, 

a chasm grows, swallowing

faith’s and hope’s remains.

 

 

*Featured image by cocoparisienne on Pixabay.com.