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…

First Lines Fridays #3

December is here already! Hope you are well. It’s ridiculous as to how fast time seems to be moving at least for me. Squeezing in regular updates has been somewhat difficult as of late. Perhaps, I’ll summarize my year for my New Year’s Eve post! So much has happened! I’ve been in the process of…

WDYS #110 – Cau Chuyen Cua Ba Noi (Grandma’s Tales)

“Grandparents are a family’s greatest treasure, the founders of a loving legacy, The greatest storytellers, the keepers of traditions that linger on in cherished memory. Grandparents are the family’s strong foundation. Their very special love sets them apart. Through happiness and sorrow, through their special love and caring, grandparents keep a family close at heart.”…

Blessings of the Unknown

I was a peripheral visionary. I could see the future, but only way off to the side. STEVEN WRIGHT Thirst for exploration beckons Sunset’s warm hues envelops Mysterious road trip excites Desirable excursion invites Woven shimmerDistraction awaitsWithin my peripheral Symbol of sheer transparencyDurable yet vulnerable A golden organza bag Lands beside my feetTrembling anticipationI untie…

A2Z 2021- Birds – Albatross

Featured Photo by Craig K. Lorenz Physical description: The albatross has a long, straight bill with a hook on the end with two tubes along it, one on each side, to allow the bird to expel seawater taken in with food. Its plumage ranges from browns to whites. The black-footed albatross measures approximately 27 inches…

First Kiss

It was the best first kiss in the history of first kisses. It was as sweet as sugar. And it was warm, as warm as pie. The whole world opened up and I fell inside. I don’t know where I was, but I didn’t care. I didn’t care because the only person who mattered was…

#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…

Our Next-Door Neighbor

Heartwarming stories from “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books are considered timeless literature for me. I can pick any story from any of these series at any time in my life and feel wonderful and uplifted. There’s a quote that reminds me of an event that happened during Christmas time many years ago. We once…

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…

Saturday Symphony #20 – Dream Catcher

The best color in the world is the one that looks good on you. Coco Chanel Hello! Today, I’ll be exploring a bizarre dream I had last night. It’s definitely related to an enlightening, yet disturbing conference I attended a few months ago. I’ll be responding to Jude’s Saturday Symphony prompt below: DREAM-CATCHER”This week, let’s…