#OctPoWriMo2 – Morphing into a Gourmand

A mother was once frustrated!Still unsaltedPicky eaterDesired sweeter Are you a little changeling?Fairy humming?Not wanting food?I can just brood! Surprised to see a growing girlGiving a twirlEating a lotA food for thought Good evening! I experimented with minute poetry today as I was pondering on this quote above while eating some French onion soup with…

#FOTD- A Fairy’s Birthday

Frantically flying throughout the yard, Rosina, the fairy, is about to celebrate her friend’s birthday Surprise party within the delicate petals Rosina finished decorating the haven Her magical dust enhancing the fragranceFlitting from one bloom in the middle to the nextFirst an orange, then a yellow, and finally a magentaPicking up all of her friends…

#Flash Fiction – Free At Last!

Escape Moments within sitting downThe ground absorbed her tensionbrought about from her mental prisonRefocusing her energyfrom the disenchantment of cynicism to the spontaneity of curiosity Gazing out in the endless sea aheadReaching for a new ideal One that sparks a more joyous life Basking in the healing rays of the sunsetDreaming of the next adventureRelishing…

July Blue Squares – Cognac Label

While sitting with my family members, I took note of the various types of drinks that people were drinking. My uncle likes to do things that make him feel alive such as sky diving. He also has quite an impressive wine collection. There was one in Mexico that he got called, “Scorpion Silver Mezcal” which…

A-to-Z Challenge: Undauntable

My alma mater has a well-loved saying: BE AUDACIOUS! My journey towards becoming undauntable has started with something small. Though it’s a minor change in my lifestyle, it’s something that will definitely test my will power and determination… COLD SHOWERS! So you may ask me why in the world would I do that to myself?…

A-to-Z Challenge: Tarantella

Tarantella in Literature “Like the macaroons, the tarantella symbolizes a side of Nora that she cannot normally show. It is a fiery, passionate dance that allows Nora to drop the fa├žade of the perfect mild-mannered Victorian wife.” Litcharts.com quote from Henrik Ibsen’s book, “A Doll’s House” A few years ago, I read Henrik Ibsen’s book,…

A-to-Z Challenge: Rejuvenate

Good morning everyone! While enjoying my daily routine of drinking tea this morning, I read a Life Hack article called “40 Self Care Techniques To Rejuvenate And Restore Yourself“. One important life lesson I have learned is the importance of rejuvenation. There are times when many of us experience burnout. I enjoy engaging my sense…

A-to-Z Challenge: Madrigal

It’s a wonderful time when you sit down around the table for dinner and discuss life. No matter where you are, it gives the semblance of normalcy to my crazy world. Melina Kanakaredes I have been blessed to have experienced a madrigal dinner twice in my life. The first time was in high school. It…

A-to-Z Challenge: Justice

Hello everyone! Lady Justice wants to say hello as well. This morning I read an article from opendemocracy.net : Six boys, one cop, and the road to restorative justice I’ve been meaning to explore a concept that caught my attention a few years ago. My former ethics professor once told us there was a Fulbright…

A-to-Z Challenge: Becoming

“My hope is that this book will inspire everyone to tap into their own journeys of becoming and to share those stories with one another.” Michelle Obama Who will you become? I recently finished Michelle Obama’s fascinating book, “Becoming”, for our alumni book club. The Washington Post does a good job covering key scenes in…