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The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

There is nothing more awkward or beautiful as silence.  You can hear it in a dramatic pause and the moments before an anticipated reveal.  It’s in the seconds before a baby’s first breath and the baby’s first cry.  Silence is a moment that some seek like a refuge from the day.  In that moment, silence … Continue reading

Seasons change

Seasons change

Last night, it snowed unexpectedly.  It was the first really snow for our neck of the woods.  When we opened the door to look at the snow, it was amazing how beautiful, quiet and peaceful things were.  Moments like this come rushing by our lives and sometimes we miss it because we’re too busy to … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says…

Signs can convey a message in one instant.  How you feel in that instant, will decide how you’ll respond to that sign and what it’s saying.  Take for instance, the sign in front of Voodoo Donuts in Portland, Oregon.  We in the Northwest have come to know it as a signal that sweet and decadent … Continue reading

The Journey: Daily Prompt

The Journey: Daily Prompt

We often think of journeys as the ones we take away from or to somewhere.  Sometimes, they’re the parts of our lives where we’ve journeyed from one event to another.  The journeys sometime change who we are or they just become a part of our memory landscape but every journey becomes part of our greatest … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

This week’s photo challenge was to take the reflections or images of the background or in some cases, the foreground and make them the centerpiece of attention. In this picture, there are layers of light and reflections. Figures not only in the background but figures ever so slightly present in the reflections from the foreground. … Continue reading

Daily Prompt: Incredible Hulk had Nothing on Me

(Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Monsters) Tell us about the last time you were really, truly jealous of someone. Did you act on it? Did it hurt your relationship? It was the summer of 1995. It was one of the hotter summers in the Northwest. I remember being able to wear shorts, camisoles and sandals almost everyday. … Continue reading

89 Days

(Daily Prompt: Goals)   When you started your blog, did you set any goals? Have you achieved them? Have they changed at all? I am a novice blogger.  I started this blog on March 8th of this year, 89 days ago.  When I started, I really didn’t know what I was doing only that I … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

Escape is defined in the dictionary as a verb meaning to slip or get away, as from confinement or restraint; to gain or regain liberty. In today’s world of fast paced work and constant busyness, escape to me means to “slip or get away” from the chaos of society, the pressures of work or school, … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Patterns

Weekly Photo Challenge: Patterns

Patterns are not only visual and textual but we as humans create our own patterns in life. Patterns that help us get through each day from the moment we get up to the moment we go to sleep and then we start all over again. Patterns help us at home, at work, at school and … Continue reading

Through the Door…

Through the Door…

She tried to put her key into the door but it wasn’t opening. Darn door…I told the landlord the lock was getting too worn. Now I can’t open it! Then she noticed that the lock was different and so was the door. She stepped back and looked at the address above the doorway. It’s the … Continue reading