Blogging Insights – New Year, New Story

Happy new year everyone! I’ve been pondering on Tanya’s selected quote for her prompt, Blogging Insights – New Format #24. I think of the proverbial phrase “starting the next chapter of your life” and the metaphor that we are the authors of our lives and every decision we make determines the life story we live…

Escaping into Nocturnal Spaces

“Grief is the price we pay for love and worth it a million times over.” A Boy Called Christmas Hello! I’m currently enjoying an adventurous movie directed by Gil Kenan featuring a retelling of the origin story of Nikolas before he becomes Santa Clause. It’s a charming, action-packed Nordic, Christmas story that resonates to my…

A2Z 2021 Theme Reveal

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in…

#Paint-Chip Poem 49: The Romantic Gift

“Maybe our Happily Ever After hadn’t worked on the first shot. And maybe Happily Ever Afters weren’t a singular event. Maybe they were something you had to work at, and build, and never give up on, as long as they were something you still wanted.”  Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales Pitter patter of rain subsides & puddle…

A Golden Age

Gazing upon her most cherished possession resting upon her porch, her radio sparked an occasion to revisit yesteryear. She flicked the switch for her electric candles and stared the lit bulbs which lighted a path for her to access her memory. World War II was over and new, exciting things were on the horizon. The…

Christmas Lights

Season Greetings! Took a selfie with our snowman from the countryside! How we found him is a quaint story. He was abandoned by his original owners. Mom and I were going for a walk in the neighborhood, when we noticed a series of wired sculptures getting ready to be tossed in the trash. We decided…

A Beautiful Sight

When I walk in the morning sunlight, the brisk air feels fantastic. I’m grateful that it’s only 51 degrees Fahrenheit where I’m located and not -8 degrees where some of my friends are located. However, it feels like 37 degrees. No snow just yet. Refreshing, not unbearable. I’m sitting indoors marveling a beautiful sight. My…

#Paint-Chip Poem: Think of Me Fondly

Far from the rolling hills of Denmark,lies Aalborg’s famous House of Music.Beyond the brushed aluminum exterior,audience members gaze upon the stage Opera enthusiasts wait for the singerWith shut eyes, she whispers “open sesame” as the invisible curtains part ways in her mindStarry backdrop of lapis lazuli skies gives way to her glowing presence A brilliant…