Within seconds of Charlie’s birth, the doctor, and I was shocked to see his dark brown eyes searching the room, his surroundings and finally fixating on me. That moment seared into my memory, heart, and soul for the rest of my life. He was a healthy baby with strong lungs only crying when hungry or needing a diaper change. He was four, and a half … Continue reading “A child’s blind tenaciousness, and a parent’s denial.”
Birthdays occur. Anniversaries occur. Holidays occur. Vacations occur. Working occurs until retirement. But death can end your year. So, feel blessed on this first day of the year as you progress through all of the above. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading Year by Year
Several days ago, I wrote separate responses for WordPress daily word prompts for the words “stubborn,” “praise,” “muse,” “crave,” “profound,” and “apology.” As I formulated my thoughts, I recognized the calm, peaceful, and relaxed feeling of absolute happiness within me that had me reflect upon and contemplate why? As a child, my parents, teachers, and friends told me, I was hyperactive, I needed to slow … Continue reading Realizations of a Travel Writer.
Punishment is a form of revenge for victims who suffers directly from an offense. However, others who become aware of the offense, by sight or knowledge usually voice their opinions and desires to see some a form of punishment. Hence the statement, crime against humanity, we all suffer. Since the beginning of time punishments have become the norm to correct certain heinous behaviors although most … Continue reading “Punishment”
Depth is the measurement from the furthest point to another. The depths of your love for another can never be measured, and love can last forever. The depths of hate is measurable and revealed by its horrors are seen every day. The depths of your faith cannot be measured, and with a loving soul, hate will be conquered. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading Depth
Looking into a mirror many humans see something they are not. Denying the color of thy eyes Denying the color of thy skin, Denying thy age Denying thy weight Denying or justifying instead of facing, or admitting, the truth of who you are. What do you deny or justify? WordPress Daily word prompt Continue reading “Denying or Justifying”
Tell us about a time when you were left on your own, to fend for yourself in an overwhelming situation — on the job, at home, at school. What was the outcome? During my life several times I have been left alone in overwhelming situations and circumstances, Yet, I survived based on my training and wits to be able to write this posting. Focusing on … Continue reading “Sink or Swim”
Good news — another hour has just been added to every 24-hour day (don’t ask us how. We have powers). How do you use those extra sixty minutes? I wish, it was possible to gain another sixty minutes in a day, I would surely use towards getting more reading and writing done. Yesterdays prompt asked about the longest dry spell of not reading which for … Continue reading Twenty-five Seven
As I read this prompt several days ago I recognized the word “Yeats” and thought of the Irish/English poet William Butler Yeats and I began to ponder how I shall meet my fate. I researched some of his poems and found the following poem, that I feel touches on the subject. He wrote this poem for his intended love. When you are old and grey … Continue reading I shall meet my fate?