i was sitting in the line to pick up my daughter from school in the late afternoon. i had the window down, the heater on my feet, music playing and these sweet little seedy puffs of some kind of flower came floating thru and past my window.
with the sun back-lighting the tiny puffs, the cool breezes over my ears, it was a moment of heaven. these are the moments that i hear God whispering to me.
“i’m here,” he says.
so special and wonderful. a moment of peace just for me. thank u God. happiness is in the little things.
i imagined the tiny puffs as a multitude of smiling fairies on their way to a party, waving hello to me. there were just a few to start and then they kept growing and flowing.
glad they didn’t make me sneeze or fly in my mouth. lol
Scintilla of hope
Equals flotilla of cope
Plus oceans of joy
Toes on the beach
Leaves me speechless
Lost in time
Clouds on the climb
Sky is reachless
Mind in the sand
Gives me bedrock
Found on the wave
Pain in the grave
Peace and joy in wedlock
Heart on the ocean
Takes my sorrow
Seeks a new story
Mining the treasure of tomorrow
this was siesta key beach (sarasota, florida) when Lilli was only 4 or 5. i took this photo with a throw away camera. sometimes, those are the best shots.
she had just made a new friend on the beach, but the day was winding down. it’s always a thrill to meet someone new, but tragic knowing you only have a few minutes with them. you wish you’d known them the whole day. or your whole life.
as a kid, i remember the feeling of meeting someone so amazing and the panic of realizing, “I’ll never see this person again.”
6 haikus for temporary friendship
ran around today
endless chasing after play
at the end, it’s found
just made a new friend
but the sun is going down
twilight never end
the sun is tired
but my will and joy are up
time to rise and shine
the water sparkles
with new feelings of friendship
and tears fall from fear
don’t go, Sun. please, stay.
if you go, my friend will, too.
and I’m not ready.
nice to meet you, friend
let’s vow to always meet here
at least in our hearts
I have 3 publications now on Amazon.
Present Tense is free today. Check it out. It’s free for about 5 days. I can’t always offer for free, but it is right now, so go grab it.
My game play manual will be on sale, so check that out! Updo Salon & Spa But it’s cheap at $2.99 otherwise. It’s a whole night of fun with your galfriends!
Then I have my newest pub, House Full of Hope, a play. Thanks for checking me out OR just joining me in celebrating my New Addition. LOL Bad joke, I know.
Writing a book or blog article or play is very much like giving birth. There is immediate joy after the delivery and you forget how bad you felt in labor. But even in the tears, even in the pain, there is joy to be found and pleasure to be experienced.
Forgive me if I’m the mom who is making you look at all the cute pictures of my new baby! LOL I’m just so excited!
The very happy sunshine went running with my smile.
My husband left this poem on the fridge one day. Didn’t say a word. I don’t know how long it was there before I noticed it. Might have been days. I really love it. It is exuberant!
Or Sunshine is a dirty thief. 😉