“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin
US (French-born) author & diarist (1903 – 1977)
When I talked to Mike at the tattoo shop about my semi colon tattoo, he understood why I wanted the butterfly wings added, unfurling, as though to take flight off of my skin. Continue reading
Mind = blown.
My first thought when I saw the word prompt “Jiffy” was of course using it like “I’ll be done in a Jiffy”, or my favorite, Jif peanut butter. But I guess I’ll never be done in a jiffy according to that definition!
If I had a jiffy stopwatch, I know what I might measure.
The time it takes:
- For the last breath to leave a being’s body.
- To fall in love at first sight.
- For a heart to break.
- For the last autumn leaf to die.
- To dream at night.
- For a kind word to be spoken.
- For someone’s mind to open.
My first view of Tide Pools in my life – at Yaquina Head in Oregon at the Pacific Coast. I got there at low tide, and was able to walk out quite a ways towards the waves. The tide pools never got old for me; I squatted down on the slimy seaweed-covered rocks and touched anemones and sea urchins (ouch!) all afternoon. Continue reading
She is 91 years old. Luckily she is still able to walk, slowly, shuffling bent over her walker. When I rang the doorbell the door was locked, it took her nearly 5 minutes to walk from the den to answer it.
“I’m sorry honey, my daughter must have locked it when she left. I leave it unlocked because it takes so long to get here.” Her hands, twisted with arthritis, fumble with the latch.
“You’re looking beautiful today, Doris.” I smile and give her a hug, then place her hot meal wrapped in its plastic onto her walker tray. Continue reading
I am a melancholy Pisces, a water sign. I swim in the cool aquamarine waters half in and half out of a dream. If a sparkle catches my grey eyes, I will swim closer, but slowly, because that’s how I am.
The other women, with loud voices and big hair, with wide eyes and bright lipstick, are they spicy? I think yes. They enter the room without looking around for approval. Dressed in low cut tops, with sharp red lacquered nails, they are not here to please you. Continue reading
As this is my first Daily Prompt post, I will use this word in a selfish way. It describes several aspects of my life. My favorite synonyms are “occasional”, “erratic”, and “odd”. Some other synonyms are “spontaneous” and “serendipitous” but I find these words a bit too positive to describe me. Continue reading