V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #31: Destination

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.” Martin Buber I walk to the kitchen, planning to put the kettle on, but as I pass my purse, I remember that I meant to write myself a note, so phone in hand, I return to the couch and type up the memo. Satisfied with that […]

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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #29: Transition

Setting New Year’s resolutions is not my thing. I do, however, honour the passage of one year to another by reviewing what the passing year has entailed and consciously deciding where I would like to focus for the next. For example, as a young mother of three, having returned to work, I learned to prioritize […]

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Recipe Needed

Plateauing my cousin called it, this feeling of flatness. “You are just gathering strength for the next climb,” she’d offer. She’s been gone for years, but her presence remains – a pillar in my thoughts. Passion has given over to a sense of pointlessness. I am questioning my ability and the purpose for what I […]

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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #27: Intent

Last year, when we travelled, I was so sick that all I could think about was survival.  Over and over again I told my husband that I could not guarantee my participation in much, hoping he would not be disappointed.   The experience blew me away.  It also renewed my energy and promoted healing.  This […]

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Shift

Synchronicity nurturing wonder,relationships, books, mystery,accomplishment and celebration –home. Conversation, point of view,personification, questions,foundation irony,shadows baseline Attention gatheringdistance riverveil sacrificecharacter deviation –un-lived lives. *** The challenge this week was to gather titles from our own writing and reveal a new message through lining them up.  The poem above has been created from the weekly challenge prompts, […]

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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #25: Un-lived Lives

“I met one of my un-lived lives at a party last night” is the title of a post on bone&silver’s blog.   I loved this post, and idea, so much I decided to make it the focus of my challenge this week. How precarious are our lives, or are they pre-charted?  Does destiny hold all the keys, […]

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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #24: Deviation

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. – Frank Zappa For several years running, I was invited to speak to the Sociology of Deviancy class at our local university.  Each visit, I opened by joking that I was never quite sure whether the invitation was a good thing or not.  Truthfully, though, I […]

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