Forrest Gumption

Fandango’s One Word Challenge– Gumption  #fowc   I can’t help it. When I think of Gumption… I think of the movie, Forrest Gump. And if the reader will allow me a slightly liberal amount of writing gumption, I wish to ponder the Gumption of Gump or “Forrest Gumption.” I’ve read very little about somebody’s conjecture […]

Angel’s Fire

It saddens me to behold your words crying— to hear the painful echoes of your heart’s break escaping from the fragments of your dream. I retreat– weaving in the silent closet, a solaced quilt of the soul. Dancing across the sacred pool, I offer a melody of comfort serenading the stars ’round you –emerge from this […]

Agitation to Peace

Today, my one-word writing prompt is Peace. Initially, I selected “Agitation” as the prompt, but I didn’t want to focus only on agitation. Agitation’s existence is always in relationship to the agitator, right? It is birthed from something in the heart, a memory or a lie we believe,  and grows into a thought—leading to an […]

Haunted

My personal prompt today is “Haunted”. Because—I’m haunted. I’m haunted by memories, good and bad. I’m haunted by dreams. I’m haunted by success and failure. I’m haunted by the possibility that sometimes I say too much and that I am too much me. Or the opposite thought which whispers that maybe I didn’t say enough, […]

Let’s Just Have the Party!

I’m troubled by my reaction to the concept of ceremony. I don’t lie awake at night worried about it…I’m just troubled by it.  I understand the pomp, the circumstance, the formalities, the protocol, the special attire and all that…well, I accommodate these accouterments (there’s usually excellent food), I don’t necessarily “get” it.  I just have […]

People Pleaser

My mom once called me a “people pleaser.” I can’t really remember the exact context in which the comment was made, I just remember that I felt belittled. Sad. Not affirmed.  I knew she wasn’t complimenting me. And this phrase has haunted me…for years…and…years. It probably stung because, at some level, she had correctly assessed […]

Doppelblogger

Warning: This is just an apparition of a blog that already exists somewhere in cyberspace. (BTW…the cyber is flat. Don’t let anybody lie to you) I am a doppelblogger— a person who fashions already-thought thoughts into already-written words to produce already-blogged blogs. In fact, now that I think about it, my whole life is a […]