Tag Archives: #VJWC

Time to Pause

Slowing down the pace Invites surprising details *Bubbles in a sink caught my eye. Slowing down the pace Adds interest to life Grass snake surprised me as I entered my backyard a few years ago. Slowing down the pace Invites … Continue reading

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Wave of Nostalgia

In this quiet moment My hat sits waiting Ready head out In a search for tranquility I walk alone Oblivious to past worries No decisions to make Totally absorbed A wave of nostalgia Washes over me Like a cooling breeze … Continue reading

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Rainbow of Hope

I am part of the world, but need to distance myself. It’s painful to watch the storms that surround us. Tears sometimes flow, triggered by a sense of awe of what humanity has come to. Resetting the mind In troubling … Continue reading

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Presence Missed

R.I. P. Peanut–May 28, 2020 * Emotional risk Of letting go Ending the story Witnessing heart stopping * Heart breaks Presence missed Gentle soul Disappears from earthly existence * If only nine lives Was a reality And the cancer Hadn’t … Continue reading

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Instant Summer

Winter and Spring have been holding hands for too long. Frost two weeks ago and now instant summer. Landscape suddenly bursting with green. I took some quick photos at a local lake already being visited by swimmers. Life is good … Continue reading

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Remember

Remember when Life was easy Losing oneself in dreams * Remember when Joy flowed uninterrupted Innocent eyes twinkling * Remember when Earth sang in colours Flirting with senses * Remember when Life was easy And possibilities Sent their invitation * … Continue reading

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Transformation

Behind Gossamer shadows Unknown forces shift * Ripping Into fabric Of temporal reality Spirit Endures transformation Resilience one’s foundation * Behind Lucid time Hope always reigns * V.J.’s theme: Behind https://onewomansquest.org/2020/04/13/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-92-behind/

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Transported into Simplicity

Treasure of simplicity Captivates imagination Transporting senses To yesteryear When freedom of movement Taken for granted *** V.J.’s theme: Transported https://onewomansquest.org/2020/04/06/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-90-transported/ Patti’s theme: Simplicity https://pilotfishblog.com/2020/04/04/lens-artists-photo-challenge-91-simplicity/

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Solace in Spring

After a long winter Spring breeze filling the air Yearning for open waters Under sunny skies Empty boardwalk Contribution to social distancing Benches empty Waiting it out Here I sit calmly With my daughter companion Wondering when it will all … Continue reading

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Imaginary Calm

Lady seen reclining Feasting on imaginary tales Words written long ago When the world was full of wonder Today she picks up a new book Author unknown Full of cliffhangers Ending still to be written *** V. J.’s theme: Imaginary … Continue reading

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Domino Effect Creating Chaos

History repeating itself Microscopic invasion World shaken Difficult times Troubled waters Ripple domino effect Grounding necessary To dissipate fears To find calm waters within To have faith That this too Shall pass V.J.’s theme: Domino Effect https://onewomansquest.org/2020/03/16/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-88-domino-effect/ Ann-Christine’s theme: Chaos … Continue reading

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Serene Moment

Morning vision Serene calm Cooling breeze Senses transfixed By wonder * V.J.’s theme: Morning https://onewomansquest.org/2020/03/09/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-87-morning/

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Timeless Wonder

Pondering the theme of cliches, I’ll try to wrap my head around the enigma of time. * Time A mystery Circular and linear Intertwined in space/time continuum Affected by speed and gravity Always a factor In one’s life ~~~~ Personal … Continue reading

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Unfolding Trust

No matter what one’s mission A clear path can be elusive Frozen in wintry challenge Yet the heart is trusting That it will unfold As it should *** V. J.’s theme: Mission https://onewomansquest.org/2020/02/24/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-85-mission/

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Dreaming

Filling empty spaces With dreams Of new shorelines Of discovery On the edge between Yesterday and tomorrow Where the sun Shines eternally bright Evaporating coming storms *** V.J.’s theme: Sun https://onewomansquest.org/2020/02/17/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-84-sun/ Patrick’s theme: Shoreline https://pixtowords.com/2020/02/16/shoreline-pic-and-a-word-challenge-220/

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Angel On My Shoulder

Whisper Across time Sends a message To be mindful Two strikes Next time Could be tragic *** *I was recently distracted when changing lanes while driving. Hard to get grounded with back pain. Blind spot screams. Not paying attention. Close … Continue reading

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Overload

Colors quickly fading Life turning into black and white Spontaneous responses denied Rules of engagement fall apart Unable to hide in distractions Holding onto rare moments of peace Yearning for the normalcy of habits *** V.J.’s theme: Habits https://onewomansquest.org/2020/01/20/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-80-habit/

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Fragility of Aging

Psyche entangled in fragility Ebb and flow of life force distracted Pain an unwelcomed visitor Unraveling quality of daily life Subtraction overwhelms Healing stands elusive Photography sits in the freezer Waiting to unthaw Journey altered *** A visit to my … Continue reading

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Unlikely Portal

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery. ” (James Joyce) Candle in a mirror Illuminates portal Entrance to possibilities Creative energy surges *** **These images were created by using my sectional mirror (below) and a candle. *** Frank’s theme: Portal https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2020/01/07/tuesday-photo-challenge-portal/Continue reading

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Grateful

Embracing cycles of life Pausing to feel grateful That I’m still here *** V. J.’s theme: Pause https://onewomansquest.org/2019/12/16/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-77-pause/

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Piece of the Puzzle

Fingers discovering keys into another world… Child’s joy in music and developing skill cut short by rapping on knuckles from harsh teacher, demanding perfection. Told mom at nine years old that I didn’t want to go back. Piano gathered dust. … Continue reading

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Satisfying Play

Sudden appearance Blown in by the wind Excites curiosity Satisfies need to play With eyes of a child ~*~ V.J.’s theme: Satisfying https://onewomansquest.org/2019/12/02/vjs-weekly-challenge-75-satisfying/

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Sipping Life

Sipping moderation Taste buds tingle Relishing the journey Aging changes perspective Balance a must Extremes only in youth *~* V. J.’s theme: Moderation https://onewomansquest.org/2019/11/25/vjs-weekly-challenge-74-moderation/

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Waiting

Waiting can be glorious Pivotal moment When anticipation rises New beginnings await Simplifying life When traveling light Steps overcome Walking into the unknown Towards the light Sky suddenly opens Looking into the eye Of wholeness *~* V.J.’s theme: Wholeness https://onewomansquest.org/2019/11/18/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-73-whole/Continue reading

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Depth of a Wish

(Image of sun dogs off my balcony taken recently when the temperatures plummeted. I wished for an interesting, new photo and here it is.) A wish Is a tricky thing A momentary thought A sparkle of possibility Harnessing the luck … Continue reading

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When Darkness Falls

When darkness falls Light lies in wait Painting with graying pallette To the eye’s delight The sky erupts Displaying its mood While the flower lies safe In the forest’s gentle arms Tenderly awaiting The sun’s awakening *~* V. J.’s theme: … Continue reading

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Strange Reflection

Illusion warps landscape Inviting dark emotions Elongated alien forms Emanating shivery truth *** Happy Halloween! 🙂 (The above image is actually a reflection in a window that I caught recently. The lines in the background is a lake. ) V. … Continue reading

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Kindling Imagination

Light warps form Distortions suddenly flare Shadows slowly flicker Kindling fires of imagination * Portal arouses awakening Window creaks open Shape-shifter enters Perusing new reality *Tribute to Halloween when the walls between our world and the spirit world becomes thin. … Continue reading

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Farewell to Summer Fun

As the days grow colder Memories grow fonder Warming the heart With candid moments Playful opportunities Minds exploring Sensual learning Sometimes fun turns to too much fun, as the day`s outing comes to an end. There`s a story behind that … Continue reading

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Celestial Invitation

Daylight cautiously succumbs To cyclic vigil Full moon parades Its fiery luminosity Old patterns unravel Requiring new vision In wake of dire warnings A wobble in time’s matrix Future at risk Celestial invitation To heed voices Calling for change ~*~ … Continue reading

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Transition

Standing alone Savouring transition Senses alerted By fiery dance ~*~ V. J.’s theme: Savour https://onewomansquest.org/2019/09/30/v-j-s-challenge-66-savour/

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Worth a Smile

Eyes smiling With momentary delight Subject of affection Falls into sight *~* Happiness hormones Lifting the spirits Mood transformer Well-being soars *~* V.J.’s theme: Smile https://onewomansquest.org/2019/09/23/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-65-smile/

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Time to Let Go

Autumn colors transitioning Bending to the winds of change Tenacious until the end ~*~ V.J.’s theme: Resilience https://onewomansquest.org/2019/09/16/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-64-resilience/ Frank’s theme: Fuzzy https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/09/17/tuesday-photo-challenge-fuzzy/

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Riot of Colors

Architectural digestif For long, abandoned hospital Unwanted, hollow shell Once an eye-sore Ripens with vivid colors Graffiti artist adds his touch Eye-candy or too over-the-top A matter of opinion ~*~ Interesting video of the process—https://www.sudbury.com/lifestyle/timelapse-video-watch-canadas-largest-mural-take-shape-1665248 *~* V.J.’s theme: Ripening https://onewomansquest.org/2019/09/09/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-63-ripening/Continue reading

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And so it was and more

Hanging out in the raspberry bush Laying with the warm earth The drifting clouds told me stories My happy, alone space I think I was three ~*~ Looking out of the train window Crying with the rain I never wanted … Continue reading

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Uncertain Journey

(Abstract of my long gone, peace lily.) ~*~ The mind is a puzzle Molded by the brain’s intricacies With magical possibilities A source of inspiration And a receiver of encryptic messages ~*~ Emotional attachment To unfulfilled dreams Triggers limbic resonance … Continue reading

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Transforming Old Beliefs

Generalizations And negative assumptions Clutter the mind “Ignorance is bliss” Twists the belief system * Seagulls are scavengers Garbage eaters A nuisance Not worthy of esteem Lowest on the totem pole * That’s what I was told * Photographer’s eye … Continue reading

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Worth Mentioning…

Do you ever feel Like there is something more Something our senses can’t detect But in certain moments When it is quiet And time stands still It shows itself ~*~ Perception is a mental impression Shaped by learning, memory, expectation … Continue reading

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Dreamy Tranquility

Dreaming of the road less travelled An unspoken journey Of endless possibilities Mountains pull me in A sacred witness To my heart’s desire Just when I thought All was done Call of the ocean Steals my heart * Ann-Christine’s theme: … Continue reading

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Ultimate Presence

The exquisite presence Of caressing silence Spilling deeply Into the softened heart Untying knots of memory Washing them away gently Filling this earthly vessel No longer an island With profound knowing That I am not alone * “Wealth is the … Continue reading

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A Textured Proposition

Language Is the freedom To bend ideas Just like art Poetry is full of bendable emotion A textured proposition Guided by the imagination Opening new windows To possibilities Requiring dedicated work To discover one‘s personal truth (Inspired by the words … Continue reading

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Reclaiming a New Day

Once I lost myself On the road to adulthood Now I can sit and breathe Slowly shedding old skin No longer troubled By leaving things behind I gaze at the clouds And reclaim a new day V.J.’s Theme: Reclaim https://onewomansquest.org/2019/07/01/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-55-reclaim/

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Rippling Effect

Subtle nuance Rippling into life Sometimes small And unnoticed Sometimes a sign Changing future events V. J.’s theme: Subtle https://onewomansquest.org/2019/06/24/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-54-subtle/

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Tesla- From Candlelight to Wi-Fi

Anomaly extraordinaire From another time Visionary being Futurist Cloud watcher Inspired by a sunset Eidetic memory Highly keen senses Understood music of numbers Listened to colors Felt rhythm of sentient Earth Opened spiritual eye to cosmic intelligence Affinity with vedantic … Continue reading

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Before Green Pastures

Before Coloring my world Wisdom had to be earned Laws of the universe Took hold Painting stories of drought and storms Always one finger above water I learned the hard way To follow my inner voice Then suddenly the sky … Continue reading

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Uncertain Quiet

Looking out Into the quiet Uncertainty resides Present time Throws a curve Reinvents new challenges Acceptance Is the only way Looking for an angel

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Self-Compassion

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” (Buddha) Choices made Things gone wrong Guilt outliving the event Inner voice persecutes Until an understanding voice Brings clarity It was never your fault You were only reacting Like a … Continue reading

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In-Between

In-between Day and night Beginnings and endings Twilight illuminates In-between Tasting possibilities Dreams roaming free Energy membrane glows In-between Thoughts and action Awareness blooms Gratefulness flows https://onewomansquest.org/2019/05/06/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-47-in-between/

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Response to Obscure Sorrows

Klexos : The Art of Dwelling on the Past “Your life is written in indelible ink. There’s no going back to erase the past, tweak your mistakes, or fill in missed opportunities. When the moment’s over, your fate is sealed. … Continue reading

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Connection

In universal flow of time Victoria Day weekend Time stood still Suddenly earthly life ended For rock of family Over a decade has passed Connection remains Her love of photography Carries on in me https://onewomansquest.org/2019/04/22/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-45-anniversary/ https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/04/23/tuesday-photo-challenge-connections/

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Number Vibrations

“If you want to know the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla.  Quest for insight into numeric universe Manifests entanglement of patterns Subtle influences string together Shaping one’s destiny Coincidence or vibrational … Continue reading

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Floating Gems

When nature awakens And winter is just a memory Cloudburst delivers Floating gems Raindrops holding form Transformed by colors Flowing universe Catches the eye   V.J.’s Challenge: Rain  

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Malfunction

Unexpected darkness descends Covering personal landscape Shadowing real time     Whisked into portal of instability Spinal canals narrowed Neurological compromise Pain body electrifies     Day turns into eternal night Matrix warping senses Farewell to old ways Walking brings … Continue reading

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Ancient Deposit

Glacier deposit Of ancient rocks Polished  By hands of time Once free rolling With life’s pressures Grounded now Silent Holding story Of yesteryear   V. J.’s Challenge: Polish Frank’s Challenge: Rock    

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Father

Survivor of Stalin and Hitler Unspoken horrors  Buried behind intense eyes Lucky to be alive   Ship of freedom Called his name Little education Hard work his destiny   Man of few words Man who rarely smiled  Father who carried … Continue reading

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Unanswerable

Neverending journey Pondering unanswerable questions Stitched in the fabric of time Yet timeless   Seeking elusive answer To the mystery of life Encountering a ‘language That you don’t hear with your ears’   In the quiet moments When the senses … Continue reading

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Reflection on Blog Name

V.J. has asked us to reflect on the meaning of our blog name. “Stuff and what if…” came out of the blue. The word ‘stuff’ applies to all material things in our lives, as well as old thoughts… “What if…” leads … Continue reading

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Entangled Story

  Malleable memories Smudged by negative entanglement Veiled hindrance Following seasons of aging   Dancing wish-bubbles Vibrating in a string of hope  Enlightening unfolding story Destiny takes a turn   V.J.’s Challenge: Story Patrick’s Challenge: Entangled  

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Beauty in the Beast

Winter of constraint Slowly dissipates Beast starts to purr Under sunlit skies Dancing to a textured tune Figure appears Out of the blue Warming the heart   (This photo threw me for a loop when I saw the shadow-shape of … Continue reading

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Winter’s Fury

Landscape transformed By winter’s fury Ice storm lays heavy On human activity Plans on hold Time to go within Balance shifts To inner life   V.J.’s Challenge: Balance  

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Unfrozen

  Dissolving old fences  Icicles of the mind Reaching for floating dreams That wander freely Weaving magical intention That dares not evaporate   V. J.’s Challenge: Reaching Patrick’s Challenge: Fences  

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Playing with Imperfection

Frank  has posed an interesting idea of looking at a photograph with imperfections and seeing it with a different perspective.  The above photo was relegated to my mistake file and I dismissed it until now. A bit of digital play … Continue reading

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Energy of Words

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”  (Buddha)   Unspoken words Escape mind-space Color thoughts  Intertwine with feelings Attach to moments Dancing with inner light Vibrating with … Continue reading

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Road to Happiness

Destiny and a thirty-year old wish brought me to this heart-warming scene, accentuated by a snow-covered blanket.  (Athabasca River, Alberta)   Taught in days of innocence When I dreamed with the clouds That striving for a specific destination  Was the … Continue reading

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Aging Window

Framed facade Aging exterior Outer deception Inner treasure   V.J.’s Challenge: Windows  

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Transitioning Into 2019

“Light precedes every transition. Whether at the end of a tunnel, through a crack in the door or the flash of an idea, it is always there, heralding a new beginning.”  (Teresa Tsalaky) Memories of transitions Come and go New … Continue reading

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Textured Sky

After days of grey In spirit of change Textured morning sky Welcomes sun’s presence Dissolving cloud cover Into a recipe For brighter days   V. J.’s Challenge: Recipe Patrick’s Challenge: Texture    

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Creative Steps

One challenge to my self-discovery was embarking on a journey of creative intent.  It began with many baby steps and much frustration.  I’m still crossing the bridge to materializing my vision for a photograph, but I’m pursuing the goal with joyous … Continue reading

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Title Poetry

V.J. has asked us  “to select from your own work, enough titles, in the order you created them, to find new meaning.”     V.J.’s Challenge: Titles  

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Contact with a Dream

Dreaming for forty winters Heart keeping wish pocketed Waiting for contact Surprising events evolve Heart warmed by arrival of un-lived wish Joyous encounter on sands of time   V.J.’s Challenge: Un-lived Lives Frank’s Challenge: Contact

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Time to Bend

Detour in life of fluctuating moments Calling one to bend or stagnate Divergent thinking flowing Deviation from the norm Recreating oneself Salvaging what is treasured Walking alone, but never alone Finding a new way To be in the world   V.J.’s … Continue reading

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Lost Innocence

Storm of the past Still ripples to the shoreline Echoing memory of a dark story When a black-hearted antagonist With a hidden agenda Usurped child’s right to happiness Slashing innocence With no remorse     Adult-child awakens To haunting memories … Continue reading

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Dark Intent

  Slowly peeling away layers Of hidden intent Shadow reveals itself Veiled behind rugged charm Destroying innocent dreams  Unstoppable Until life force sings again Even in the darkest of days   V.J. has asked us to investigate the “paranormal” in her … Continue reading

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River

Two photos of the Vermilion River, Capreol, Ontario.   This was my childhood playground.  Many fond memories. Standing still Senses melding with never-ending flow Conscious thought streams to nowhere Following river’s current Flowing to timeless somewhere River remembers I was here … Continue reading

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Erosion of Distance

  Pastel patterns of habit Collide with vivid dream-wishes Synchronicity awakens Distance evaporates Given gift of time   V.J.’s Challenge: Distance Patrick’s Challenge: Pastel    

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Harvesting Gratitude

  Gathering of fall’s harvest Revives scents of yesteryear Flavors of heritage Slipping into present moments   Cabbage rolls and perogies Wafting into memories of mother A lover of gardens A gentle soul   A survivor of  war’s evils Calling … Continue reading

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Field of Awareness

  Attention flavored with intention Creative eye enticed Blade of grass, waving in the wind Fixing gaze, yet vigilant of surroundings Selective focal point Tuning-out distractions Mindful of moment’s gift   V.J.’s Challenge: Attention    

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Character

Character emerges Through the twists and turns of life Shining bright Unwavering Soul’s gift to self Baseline of all actions Strength in doing what’s right Overpowering shadows of past mistakes A watchful sentinel A warrior for all that is good … Continue reading

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Moving Shadows

  Dappled landscape Shimmering shadows Play of light and dark Transforming my path   Shaded symphony of colors Dancing to the cool breeze Mesmerizing moments Embracing silent artistry   Frank’s Challenge: Light and Dark V.J.’s Challenge: Shadows       … Continue reading

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If Only I’d Known…

Choices made without a map Expectations ingrained of future success and happiness Blind to destiny’s hand   Antagonist rises Igniting the embers Smoke slowly overwhelms   Red flags wave in random moments Unheeded by innocent eyes Firestorm builds   Reactive … Continue reading

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Creative Foundation

Personal story Glue that holds one together Evolves endlessly True self searching for meaning Only found in the moment “““ Creative spirit Foundation of all that comes Witnesses the joy Soaring one to greater heights Red tide turns to crystal … Continue reading

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Lifting My Eyes

Lifting my eyes towards the sky Questions arise…   Are we in the midst of the beginning of the end? Are the oceans really dying? Will the dolphins continue to pulse their joyful song? Will the moon be crying for … Continue reading

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It’s All Relative

Spanning eons of transformation I’ve witnessed the birth of civilizations And their eventual demise I am the heartbeat of the universe   I have power over night and day The sun and moon dance to my rhythm Stars watch my … Continue reading

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My Name Is …

V.J. prompt this week is to explore walking in someone else’s skin or to see something from a new perspective.   Let me introduce you to my sister. Some may think we’re twins, but we are very different. She is … Continue reading

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Conversations with Self

All  day long I speak silently To myself   Sometimes It’s a to-do list Sometimes It’s catching memories Sometimes It’s following a dream   Sometimes it’s a harder conversation Sometimes I catch myself sliding into negativity But I am not … Continue reading

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Journey to Self

  Through twists and turns Looking back on feelings of home Smiling at special moments But always something missing Accepting what was A story in the making A journey to self Never found   Playing many roles Looking and not … Continue reading

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Epic Celebration

(Poetic words in celebration of my oldest daughter’s beach wedding in Kauai, Hawaii last summer.) Moments walk away On winds of time   Epic journey continues Lubricating emotions   Warming ocean breezes Whisper songs of forever   (Winds of Kauai blowing … Continue reading

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Creative Play

Play is a “state of being,”  purposeless, fun and pleasurable…For the most part, the focus is on the actual experience, not on accomplishing a goal…Play is the purest expression of love.” (Stuart Brown) “Play has been shown to release endorphins, … Continue reading

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Organic Magic

  Organically present Treat to the eye Once a mystery Shifting awareness New revelations Patterns revealed Imagination wanders Creating magic     Patrick’s Challenge: Organic V.J.’s Challenge: Mystery Frank’s Challenge: Treat

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Journey

  Have you ever walked into a bookstore, opened any book to any page, read a few random lines and felt a “wham” moment. I did many years ago. This is what I read: “The most creative act you will … Continue reading

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Synchronicity

  Old patterns dissolve Possibilities triggered Two strings intersect Permeable universe Releases unknown event   V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #2: Synchronicity ” We used to think of physical reality as having four dimensions, three of space and one of time. Now we … Continue reading

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