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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The Hunted

For Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Birds that are hunted or consumed.

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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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Vj’s Weekly Challenge #120: frivolous

Frivolous, giddy, flippant, lighthearted, silly….words I might never have used to describe myself. Ric is trying to rehabilitate me. Take for example, an outing to replace one sketching pencil. The singles were sold out at our local art store, so I bought a whole set. It took quite a bit of convincing. The single pencils […]

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