Paradoxical

Fear and intimidation formed the basis of his power. To this day I tremble, afraid I’ve misstepped – parked the car wrong, forgot to close the door properly, or spoken out of turn. My father was a hand grenade with the pin perpetually pulled. He was also motivational, citing the works of Carnegie, Peale, Gibran, […]

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Big Little Blessings

A 6:15 a.m. phone call changed my life: “Hello Grandma…it’s a girl!” There is no describing the thrill. I packed a hasty bag and drove the hundred kilometres in record time, scooping up that little bundle immediately on arrival. Her little tongue moved in and out rapidly as her gazed fixed on mine. I could […]

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Third Time Lucky

I first married at nineteen, two years after I left home, and many years before I’d developed into the woman I would later be. We separated before our second wedding anniversary. Certain I was fatally flawed, I jumped at the next opportunity that came along – a relationship that would produce my three children and […]

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Celebrations

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is celebrations.  I can think of no greater celebration than when loved ones gather.  Featured image is Ric & I on our wedding day.

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Simple Pleasures (FOTD)

Pluckable petals remind me of simpler times – “Loves me; loves me not”. (Cee’s flower of the day.)

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A Rose for Love (FOTD)

Hardy as a rose resisting Fall’s warning chill – our love does not fade. (Cee’s flower of the day)

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Lovers’ Blooms (Flower of the Day)

 Love solidified still begs softness – delicate petals , blushing hues. (Pink and white blooms for Cee’s flower of the day. Love haiku a bonus.)

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