It takes courage when all around you is falling. When you are feeling so vulnerable and your soul has been battered. I know how this can be. I have personally felt such a way. Courage though is something you reach down inside and find.
Some people’s mantra is to simply exist. They are not doing anything that takes courage. They don’t learn anything from other’s stories. They tend to lean towards that disappearing wall. The one that one day will not hold them any longer. Don’t just exist. We can be so much more. We need to talk to other’s, learn from them and their struggles. Everyone has had a struggle or two.
Let’s find our own courage, listen to other’s and their struggles, learn what we can, and do more than just exist.
What are your plans for the summer? I will be at my home watching 2 of my three grandkids, and just enjoying life, I hope.
What is one of your favorite posts that you’ve written on your blog? I love my poems, they are an extension of myself. I write to share with others and to give some sort of healing to myself. Life has not been the easiest.
What place in the world would you want to visit? I would love to visit Switzerland or a place where the water is clear!
Which book had an impact on your life? No book in particular. I would say the poem, IT by Rudyard Kipling.
If you were an animal, what animal would you be? I would be a cat, definitely. I feel a sense of kinship with them.
What is your favorite memory from your childhood? My favorite memory as a child would be the World’s Fair, in 1982, I went to it with my family and everything I saw was as big as life to me.
What is your creative style? If you’re curious, here’s a quiz! My creative style would be
Creativity is a release
For you, creativity is first and foremost a form of expression: it creates a special link between the internal and external worlds. It allows you to get a grasp of your powerful emotions, by moulding them into a physical form. In fact, the most important thing for you is to be able to release your emotions. You need to be able to touch them or look at them in concrete form, and to do that you have to find a way to make them come alive. This is how your desires and anxieties take shape. Keeping things bottled up creates a tension that can only be resolved once you have expressed how you feel. This means you have to be strong enough not to let yourself get swept away by chaotic impulses; if you turn your creative urges on everyday life — making a picnic, singing to the baby, choosing what to wear — you can express yourself while staying rooted in reality. Creativity is principally cathartic. It relieves a deep need, an almost primal, archaic impulse. For you, being creative is about having the power to give form to something you feel, to those deep personal issues that are often raw and disorganised. For these reasons you are usually attracted to art that demands physicality, that allows you to express what’s inside, and that unites spontaneity, strength, freedom, power and movement.
• To find out about how to tap into your creative side, see our feature in the August issue out now. What have you done to pursue your dreams lately? How about today?
8.When you think of your home, what immediately comes to mind? Safe place
9,Describe the greatest adventure of your life The greatest would be having a family
10. When did you last push the boundaries of your comfort zone? Every time I write a poem.
Put the award logo/image on your blog.List the rules.Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.You have to nominate 10-20 people.Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question.Share a link to your best posts.
The little orphan girl from my city often stood right outside the local recreation center, looking in through the window. She did not give anyone a sense that she was sad. She would often be heard singing a little tune, one I could not make out. I thought if she could sing, she must not be in that sad a shape. I guess maybe I was not able to understand her situation fully. She never made a sigh when people would just pass her by. She had such charm, as she watched other children with much more than her, pass her way. For me, that would have been enough to make me sad and definitely to have a self-pity moment. She had torn clothes and her hair was a mess. Surely someone would take notice, but they never did. She was covered in the dirt and dust of her surroundings and still outshined others. I myself admired her so.
This one day, I walked to see if she was still there, at that same window, and she wasn’t. I had to take a step back, for I had no idea where she had gone. She was as common to see as the birds in the sky, for me. I contemplated many scenarios in my mind of what had happened to her. She couldn’t have just disappeared. It was as if the world did not even miss her, everyone was going on about their own business, despite. She did not just float away. I just knew it. So I started asking questions. Anyone around, I asked about that little orphan girl. No one had an answer for me. I figured I should stifle my ongoing questions about her, as to not draw attention to her, should she return. I headed towards home with her on my mind.
As I reached the driveway to my home, I saw a red balloon float by overhead. I wondered if that little orphan girl had seen that same balloon. I never saw that little orphan girl again, but her spirit and her way of dealing with life touched me to the core. I bet if you talked to her she would have had so much to say. I will never forget her. I hope wherever she is, she found a home, and love to match her soul.
Just because someone is not like us does not mean they are worthless. We can learn a lot by observing. Everyone is deserving of love and a place to belong. Don’t judge a book from its cover. Some of the best people in life have had the most terrible of situations.
"If you are going to write, write from the heart." MwsR
"Life has not been the easiest, but it could certainly been worse!" MwsR
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