Hands Say It All

Gleeful anticipation. (For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge: hands) Advertisements

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Only If I Knew…

“I wish I was a boy, Grandma.” “What makes you say that?” “Boys don’t get their monthly thing and they don’t have to birth babies.” I remember thinking the same thing. I also remember how unfair the world seemed, growing up in the era of Women’s Lib, recognizing the broad stroke of inequality. I didn’t […]

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Candid Moments

In candid moments much is revealedthe curiosity of youth, unabashed A mind constantly processing the exuberance of a playful soul. (For Cee’s Black & White photo challenge: candid)

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A Child Glows

Child,delightful youth,my heart’s jewel,you are light-bearer,hope for the future – antics haphazard,laughter contagious,spreading joy,sparking imagination – I pray that your spiritremains joyously vibrant,that reality dawns gently –polishes the radianceof your glow. *** I wrote A Child Glows in November of 2018 in celebration of my granddaughters. I have edited here, slightly. Image from personal collection. […]

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Preferred Fashion

Age allots me the excuse to ignore fashion,invites me to wear bright colours, dance in offbeat shoes, wear hats of any flair,and announce my mood in any given moment. Yes, being a senior citizen is most freeing –not unlike my childish kin. (For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: fashion. Also submitting to V.J.’s weekly challenge: child/ […]

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Timing Is Everything

Thanks goodness for camera bursts that capture movement. Pretty sure neither girl can hold these poses. For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week challenge: timing is everything.

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Buttercup

Dreamy buttercup,soothsayer of my youth, promiseda love eternal –oh, I hoped, willed it be so –naught but folly, now I see. (For Cee’s Flower of the Day)

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