Mother Willow

Twisted arms, Willow’swelcome – cross child’s refuge,Mother Nature’s balm. There is magic in a Willow’s presence – so many hours spent, hidden in her arms as a child. Even today, the sight of a willow pulls on my heart. Just one of Nature’s many blessings. (For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: trees; and RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge: […]

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Still Life (Sort Of)

The stillness of a peachis ripe with juicy promise a whisper not heldwithin a child’s toy and yet a child findsa fragrance of her own and what among usis not still life, untilmind and emotionmeets us, compelsmovement? (For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Still Life)

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Together a Tapestry

Across the miles, our wordsconvene, threads of our livesintertwining to form a tapestry. Stories of sorrow and kindness,humanity restored –of observation and empathyof inspiration through resonanceof brilliance and artistry. Each thread as colourfulas another, delicately added,thoughtful ponderings Of generations and legacies,misunderstandings contributing to tragedy,of infatuation and love’s fallacy,of childhood and noses in booksand entanglements leadingto […]

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Artist’s Promotion

Today is the day for 25% of any purchase from KnutsonKreations plus free worldwide shipping! Check out our latest designs. Follow the menu on the left side of the site to see different products and applications. To see our newest designs, change the search to NEW. Here is the latest: Offer ends Thursday at midnight. […]

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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #23: Character

It’s a funny thing, character, the way it brands people as they age rising from within to leave its scar – Kate Morton, The Distant Hours The school board I worked for introduced an initiative to promote character education in the classroom.  Acceptance, caring, honesty, respect, empathy, perseverance, and responsibility were among the traits targeted.  At the start […]

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Sacrifice’s Wrap Up

Up until August 1st of this year, my husband and I lived in motor home for a year, having travelled across North America for six of those months.  It was a drastic change of lifestyle for us, and an incredible journey. As with all change, it required certain sacrifices.  We let go of our bricks […]

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No Stopping the River

The first rule in interpreting dream messages, is to recognize that the meaning of a symbol varies with personal experience.  This is why dream dictionaries are ineffective.  This week’s responses to the river prompt clearly demonstrate this principle. For me, I have always envisioned the collective unconscious as a river whose flow encompasses all – past, […]

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