V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #64: resilience

There is a catch to this week’s challenge: I don’t want you to use the word itself, but to illustrate what resilience means to you. This challenge is open to any form of creativity. Just create a post and link it back here. Look forward to your responses. Advertisements

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Ripening With Anticipation

I’ve spent the day preparing enchilada sauce, having harvested a few tomatoes. A neighbour gifted me a handful of jalapeños, which are also going into the pot. Later, the kids are coming for dinner, so I hope my feast turns out. So much of life weaves in ways we never expect, and I am unwilling […]

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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #63: ripening

Drooping under the weight of their ripening fruit, our tomato plants have escaped their cages. Wax beans are losing their green tinge, and zucchinis, stretching across the narrow garden bed, are full of promise. Even though we planted late this year, there will be something to harvest. The anticipation is killing us, and yet, we […]

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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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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #61: recovery

Surgery behind us, we shift to recovery mode – he gingerly navigating the days of healing, while I try to brush off the cobwebs of exhaustion. As relief washes away the dregs of worry, I am still trying to sort out my emotions. Ric’s condition is black and white – a blockage requiring opening. Problem […]

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Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

The old church window juxtaposed with a modern-day traffic light. A blue swing chair that I wouldn’t mind borrowing, and a borrowed perch while the driver is at lunch: None of these things suitable for the traditional sense of the rhyme, but fun all the same. (For Lens-Artists Challenge: Something new, old, borrowed, blue.)

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A Caption for Reena

“Honey, I think I might know who has been stalking us.” Reena’s Exploration challenge this week asks us to caption the photo.

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