A Writer’s Illusions and Delusions

My heart quivers in anticipation   As a thousand butterflies do pirouettes in my belly  Inspiration: I'm awake and breathless with anticipation. Or is it my allergic asthma because of the old oak tree outside my open window? My belly quivers as if a million caterpillars crawl around trying on butterfly wings Or... was it the … Continue reading A Writer’s Illusions and Delusions

Sweet Lemonade Out of Wrinkly Limes.

She was a gentle spirit who sang her prayers, but even the saintly have limits.  She was an artist, a singer, a storyteller.   She was a mother, a daughter, a wounded healer sought out by her neighbors for comfort and answers.  She was my hero, my teacher, my friend.   She was crafts and science projects … Continue reading Sweet Lemonade Out of Wrinkly Limes.

Belling the Cat from Aesop’s Fables

Letter B ( A to Z Challenge April 2019) Through the years, the story of Belling the Cat like many of Aesop’s fables has been re-written and adapted to different cultures and social norms of the moment.  It is a simple story of a community of mice coming together to solve a common problem, a … Continue reading Belling the Cat from Aesop’s Fables

Left Behind after a Death

A social media post reminded me the other night that it was a year to the day since my cousin, Joe died.  I'm sad I didn't remember, I spoke to his mom earlier that day. We talked for an hour about all sorts of trivial things, but she didn’t mention him till we were wrapping … Continue reading Left Behind after a Death

Why Bring Flowers?

Used to be Love, Flowers, and Goodbye Tildie slowly exhaled and closed her laptop.  Every morning after meditations, she checked her emails and social media. Now and then Tildie would come across the story of the eighty-year-old man who walked five miles to have breakfast with his wife in a memory care facility. When people … Continue reading Why Bring Flowers?

There is no magic to forgive and forget

I read another sad post the other day about relationships and the conundrum/riddle of forgive and forget.  I believe one can forgive someone for hurting us and continue life without resentment or hold a grudge toward that person. Without going to any textbook explanation, but rather based on pure personal observation, I believe that not … Continue reading There is no magic to forgive and forget

Just Friends, For all Time

Alondra Elena Delopas sat on a swivel chair in her lanai listening to the rain as the winds picked up and thunder clapped in the distance.  Baby Girl lay with her legs sprawled but her nose pressed against the screen. She struggled to see what was moving in the conservation land that bordered the small … Continue reading Just Friends, For all Time

Just Do It! Dream Crazy.

  Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt A few months ago I wrote a post about Freedom of Speech which included Roseanne Barr, Samantha Bee and of course a section on Collin Kaepernick.  In light of Nike choosing to work with Kaepernick for their 30th-anniversary campaign, and people burning their sneakers … Continue reading Just Do It! Dream Crazy.

Weeds and Flowers in our Life

  As I mentioned the other day, I am doing an editing course right here on WordPress called “Writing: Shaping Your Story.”  I have re-worked one of my most recent stories looking for an angle to develop a unique voice in telling stories of ordinary life.   Enjoy. Love who you are and what you are … Continue reading Weeds and Flowers in our Life

The Practical Aspect of Romance

I like to read other bloggers stories. I truly believe the human experience is one.  Often I find something in the blog that resonates with my spirit.   Yesterday I was visited by Simplytrizah, and when I visited her page in return, I was quite amused.  In Trizah’s Random Thoughts, she tells the stories of her … Continue reading The Practical Aspect of Romance