Too Close?

For Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: closeup or macro.

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VJ’s Weekly Challenge #123: warrior

That’s my warrior self. (Well, one of them.). Now tell me about yours. Looking forward to these responses. To participate, create a post and leave a link, or comment below. All welcome.

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The Call That Never Happened

I called you.That one time.Poured my heart out…such despair. I called you.You weren’t there.Left a message –garbled wordsrushed to beatinevitable beep. Regret immediatethen panicineradicable the outpouring of a lonely heartfantasizing. I called you.You didn’t answer.You never called back. Thank you for that. *** This week, I challenged us to think about phone calls that changed […]

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VJ’s Weekly Challenge #122: the phone call

“Do you have time to talk?” Sweet of her to ask, my 93-year-old mother. Of course I have time.“What’s up Mom?”“I’ve been thinking that before I die, I should call Karen. What do you think?” I draw a blank. “Who is Karen?”“Reg’s other daughter – she doesn’t know he was her Dad, and well, since […]

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Intimacy without Boundaries

The thing about my mother and I is that the intimacy has not always been healthy. The roles have mostly been reversed from the first meltdown that I witnessed at age five to the second when I was just twelve and then again when I was fifteen. I don’t know where Mom went in those […]

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Parcels of Joy

Family, furry and feathered friends – just a few sources of joy for Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge.

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VJ’s Weekly Challenge #121: intimacy

This week, I want to talk about intimacy. For many years, I limited thoughts of intimacy to sexuality, however; age and challenges have altered that perception. The desire for intimacy remains. Defining what that is has become a recurring question. Then I came across K E Garland’s post: Mental Health Matters: Learning to Be Intimate, […]

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Hooray for Frivolity

From impulsesto the sublimeinitiations andwillingness to dream We defend, fretfantasizeprioritizestill frivolityirrepressible rears its headdemands expressiona worthy investmenta smile-worthy write. Thanks to all for your not-so-frivolous writes this week. The poem is a summary of your words and ideas. Image my own. radhikasreflection, The Dilemma!Reena Saxena, SublimeEASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO, The InitiationHeart to Heart, Dreams and desires….I Write Her, […]

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