“Glitter Child.”


As a child multi-colored glitter sparkles light everywhere. With my grandmother crafting Easter baskets we use glitter sprinkled on the gift of candy and toys. When I find the glitter bottle, I marvel at the look it makes in the bathtub. When flushing the toilet glitter swirls towards the bottom with many colors. Glitter on ceramic marble floors produces an almost surreal look. Glitter footprints … Continue reading “Glitter Child.”

“Expectations, Stress & Achievement​.”


  The human imagination of expectations usually increases the stress within many people. To achieve successful imagined expectations, it takes discipline and dedication. Initiating a detailed written schedule, any imagined expectations can be achieved. Once expectation is achieved, there is and emotional exhilaration and a decrees in stress. Expectations, increases stress, until achivement of expectations brings relief until the next expectation. M. J. Leake WordPress … Continue reading “Expectations, Stress & Achievement​.”

“Unseen.”


I close my eyes to behold our wedding with the beauty we shared I close my eyes to observe our honeymoon, and I smile I close my eyes to see our 47 anniversaries. I close my eyes to feel our love, for our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. I close my eyes with tears of joy, sensing our touch, our love, flowing through my heart, and … Continue reading “Unseen.”

“Bases.”


  Give me a first base squeeze honey Oh yes, now that’s a first base squeeze. Can I kiss your neck, and shoulders? Umm, yes, I think you stole second base. Oh, my goodness, that feels soo good. Can we kiss to let me know you love me? Oh, baby, you are quick, with a great lead off from second. Rubbing my leg has resulted … Continue reading “Bases.”

“Promises.”


After moving to New York City Judith Carmine at 28 years of age has learned valuable lessons from her father’s wisdom filled comments about promises and loyalty. Judith’s boyfriend Erick age 29, who she had been dating for the past year always promised many things and usually partially achieved what initially was promised. She recognized he is a loyal boyfriend, but she wanted more from … Continue reading “Promises.”

Value & Loss


Everyone on this planet places a value on land, i.e., property along with inanimate items like homes, cars, furniture, electronics, food, and money. Are all of these valued item’s used to sustain a daily life? When there is a threatening possibility of loss of any of these valued items will the value be appreciated? Life and health are never recognized, understood, and most importantly “Valued” … Continue reading Value & Loss

“Panic.”


Panic is an extream emotional state of fear, anxiety, causing wildly unthinking behavior. Panic is what I felt. Panic is what I saw in my daughter’s eyes. Panic’s uncontrollable fear and agitation caused me to destroy some furniture when I opened a box marked maple syrup to find a twelve-foot anaconda snake coiled up inside. Panic is what my daughter eyes displays, when, she realized … Continue reading “Panic.”

“Silence.”


The sounds of silence typically heard during a hike, are footsteps impacting the earth, the rustling of leaves in the trees, along with the birds singing. However, my recent visit to the Agate Fossil Bed National Monument near Harrison Nebraska. I noticed the wind stopped blowing, the leaves stopped rustling, and the tall grasses stopped swaying. I recognized no sounds at all on the Panhandle … Continue reading “Silence.”

“Passionate.”


Passion and love are intertwined around the roots of commitment. Commitment is the prehistoric Red Wood Tree with roots mixed with love and passion. So, when your passionate desires are rooted in a deep love, your dreams and aspirations will come to fruition providing you with a long enjoyable life. WordPress daily word prompt. Continue reading “Passionate.”

“Cake.”


  Working in an office environment is essentially a cake environment. Cake for birthdays, Cake for returning to work, Cake for leaving or taking a new position, Cake for the baby shower, Cake for the bridal shower, Cake for completion of a project, and finally, cake from a co-worker who wants to use us as recipe testers. I sure wish someone would bring in some … Continue reading “Cake.”

Full Moon thoughts


Photographing the western plains with clear, unobstructed views provides spectacular visuals especially the night of a full moon at sunset. As the sun descends into the horizon with the sight of a full moon in the opposite direction provides an extraordinary visual. The sight is a wonderment of inspiration and for some, it can conjure up romantic and or tranquil thoughts. Spectacular sunset colors fade. Into the … Continue reading Full Moon thoughts

Complicated


So, life is relatively easy. You are born, you love parents, family friends, and caregivers Follow the basic moral rules of life, don’t lie, cheat, steal, or harm another person or animal. Attend school, learn lessons from parents, elders, and teachers. Achieving levels of education, to pay bills, to quench desires of want and need. (PS: learning doesn’t stop with certificates or degrees.) Pair with … Continue reading Complicated

Reach


Reach is a movement every human has completed. However, the word reach is used more as a metaphor referring to an object or action in poetry, love letters and everyday speech as I reach for other examples to explain “Reach.” I reached new heights in my achievements since becoming a writer. From birth to death, we all strive to reach some form of betterment for … Continue reading Reach