Feline Friday: Lazy Lumi


After a hard day of work (sleeping/eating), Lumi likes to end the week by vegging out on the couch for the entire weekend. It’s important to claim your spot early, calling couch dibs if possible. It also helps if you have a little extra body mass to squash any potential antagonizers. She’s definitely doing it right. 



Afraid of the Dark


Ashes are all that remain of the flame.
Flames of passion, once a fuel, pushing forth, pushing onwards. 
Ashes are scattered, broken dreams are scattered, mind is scattered.
Fractured reflections glare forth, fractures of confidence, fractures of purpose, fractures mended once before.
Darkness beckons, coaxing, begging, pleading, yelling, demanding.
The absence of flame, the inevitable, the fall. 

The Infinite Sadness of Yearning for the Past


Although she could look to the horizon and see the protective hills of her childhood, the yearning did not ease. Fifteen years of absence, spent in denial and indifference, reversed with a smile from an unexpected source. The ill feelings towards those that had forgotten her suddenly ceased, and the longing for the familiar returned. She realized, as she watched her once family, now strangers, she yearned for what once was, not what now is. The pain of loss, another great patriarch of the family, returned to the ground, weighed heavily on her heart; but the revelation that she missed those she had spent so much time resenting, crushed her soul. 


An Attempt to Capture Chaos

“Chaos was the law of nature; order was the dream of man.”


While admiring the endless beauty around me on a hike with my family, I came across this aged apple tree. All of the apples had dropped, the only evidence that it bore fruit this year were a few cores left behind by the deer. But it wasn’t the graceful, twisting branches reaching skyward that pulled at my attention, it was the excessive amount of moss that clung to every section of bark. When I got closer for a better look, the concept of chaos presented itself to me.

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Boxes on a Beak


I know, I’m reaching on this one. Boxes on a beak? What in the world is she talking about? Well, you see, the Inktober topic is “box” for today, and I was set on drawing a raven since it’s the time of year and all.. so there you go, boxes on a beak! 

When I was in elementary school, there was an aged, dilapidated house right next door to our building. A cliche, grumpy, old man lived in the house that was surrounded by a wall of pine trees. The story was that the old man hated people, and never talked to anyone; but he talked to the animals. 

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3 Quotations in 3 Days – Day 2


There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

– Albert Einstein

Day 2 of the 3 Quotations in 3 Days Challenge. If you are interested in joining, please refer to my previous post and feel free to add a link in the comments.

Thanks again to Charles French for the nomination, be sure to check out his blog and recently released novel if you haven’t done so!

3 Quotations in 3 Days Challenge

Charles French Words Reading and Writing https://charlesfrenchonwordsreadingandwriting.wordpress.com has nominated me to participate in the 3 Quotations in 3 Days Challenge. Thank you for thinking of me!

But I now find myself feeling like the worst choice for team captain – I have wonderful followers, but I honestly have no clue if they are interested in participating in this event. So I’m going to break the rules a little and leave it open for anyone to participate. If you decide to join, please leave a link to your post in the comments. I will also include a link to your blog for my next 2 posts. 

That’s right, rule breaker here. Hopefully spreading the clicks and the visits to all blogs around.

The Rules for the Challenge:

  1. Three quotations for three days.
  2. Three nominees each day (no repetition).
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.
  4. Inform the nominees.bluebird

My Quotation for Day 1:

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Thank you once again to Charles! Be sure to check out his wonderful blog and recently released novel.