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#Haiku Prompt Challenge 33 – Fame, War

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #32 Fame, War

 

Tension

 

Fame, integrity

Warring in my weary mind,

   Where am I to be?

– FlorenceT

 

 

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – “The art of writing”

Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday 

 

Flaubert quote

 

It still amazes me how often I begin writing certain of the direction, only to find myself lost.  Then I have to stop and ask myself, “am I really lost?”  I get to explore my belief systems, my values, my priorities – to ask myself if I truly believe that which I am writing, or am I merely parroting. I ask myself ‘why?” and be open to other possibilities.

The journey is exciting.  And no, I am not lost.  I am right where I am.

May we find different parts to ourselves in our meanderings.

– FlorenceT

 

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A bit of (dark) positivity…?

A positive post as part of #BeWOW @RonovanWrites love the idea, what inspiration!

When I heard this song, I thought, hey why not?!  So here’s a fun tune to share… and a message as well.

 

 

A bit of the lyrics, specifically the Chorus:

My problem, I never was a model,
I never was a scholar,
But you were always popular,
You were singing all the songs I don’t know
Now you’re in the front row
‘Cause my song is popular

Popular, I know about popular
It’s not about who you are or your fancy car
You’re only ever who you were
Popular, I know about popular
And all that you have to do is be true to you
That’s all you ever need to know

So catch up ’cause you got an awful long way to go

 

Oookay, there is a bit of edge to the song, a bit of ‘dark’ but that’s what I like … letting our shadow side out to play – quite harmless enjoying the song, fantasying about sweet revenge (watch the video if you have not) or just …

Then when the song is done, I go back to being the nice person that I am 😛

Enjoy, people!

– FlorenceT

 

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I wish someone had intervened…

This resonates with me…both as a daughter then a mother.

Living Differently

little princessAbove:  Conventional school made this creative-creature very, very miserable.

Every time I read this story, I get a bit emotional…

Gillian was only eight years old, but her future was already at risk.  Her schoolwork was a disaster, at least as far as her teachers were concerned.  She turned in assignments late, her handwriting was terrible, and she tested poorly.  Not only that, she was a disruption to the entire class, one minute fidgeting noisily, the next staring out of the window, forcing the teacher to stop the class to pull Gillian’s attention back, and the next doing something to disturb the other children around her.  Gillian wasn’t particularly concerned about any of this – she was used to being corrected by authority figures and didn’t really see herself as a difficult child – but the school was very concerned.  This came to a head when the school wrote to…

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#Haiku Prompt Challenge 32 – Rare, Harsh

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #32 Rare, Harsh

 

footsteps journey

 

Harsh realities

Overshadow the Journey,

   Precious and unique

– FlorenceT

 

 

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#BookWorm @FTThum Review of Letters of Note by @LettersOfNote

Lit World Interviews

February 2015, and I am here (finally!) to share a book which I bought myself for Christmas 2014 – a little self-love J. Yes, it has been a busy January but better late than never because I am compelled.

Title:               Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
Compiled:      Shaun Usher
Publisher:       Canongate Books Ltd & Unbound (24 October 2013)
Website:         http://www.lettersofnote.com/ & www.shaunusher.com
ISBN-13:        9781782112235
ISBN-10:        1782112235
Pages: Hardback, 384 pages
Genre: Literary Non-Fiction, Anthology

What’s it about?

This is an anthology of letters from the 17th century to present day written by a myriad of personalities including the likes of Zelda Fitzgerald, Albert Einstein, Mick Jagger and Roald Dahl.

These letters compiled by Shaun Usher were selected from a vast number of online contributions (see website above) consisting of different types of letters ranging from humorous to angry, sentimental…

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Haiku Prompt Challenge #31, Wait, Move

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #31 – Wait, Move

 

future horizon

 

Bright lights shining on

Are you standing still? Will you move?

   The future awaits.

– FlorenceT

 

 

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quote

A perspective – there is no normal

On a door in a house…

Door

Close up of some of the quotes:

Door 1

 

Door 2

 

Door 3

 

Door 4

Door 5

 

Door 6

So, what’s your initial reaction to the quotes?

Stop and then, what do you think of the messages?

What impression does the person who stuck these on the wall leave with you?

Wishing you good fun and joy,

– FlorenceT

 

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© 2015 Photography by FlorenceT

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Solitude

Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday 

Solitude & I

Guided by Silver Threading’s quote about the self of a writer, this one by Rainer Maria Rilke (an Austrian poet and novelist) caught my eye… and my heart and soul.

Solitude, something which I need and long for.  Without it, I suffocate.  I need my escape to a world of silence and being alone – where I let my mind wander, where my so-called inattention is not brought to my attention, where I play whimsy, where my imagination takes hold.

Solitude sustains me.

And so it is that I took this photograph (yes, that’s my shadow :-)) during one of my long walks on the beach during a recent family holiday.  Waking up early while the house is quiet, I tiptoed out the front door and headed to the beach.  Feeling the cold wet sand as I took brisk steps along the long stretch of sand, what bliss! Wandering barefooted into the surf, letting the sea water gently caressed as it came to shore.  I had a small window of opportunity – an hour before families headed down to the beach and the squeals and laughter of children were heard. Some yoga and meditation did not go astray.

So, solitude – my dearest friend. Do not stay away too long 🙂

– FlorenceT

 

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