The cat is Goobi, Alex’s cat, who has returned here after about three weeks lost.
Alex has introduced me to the Amazon Original show called The Expanse. I enjoy watching it with him. He chose to stay a few more days, which I love.
There were several hours spent in copy editing today.
Prompt: Take a photo, or write a scene that under some circumstances is common, but in an instant, is very special.
Gratitude Today Proofing the magazine. Seeing my poem on one of the pages. Having Alex here. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Rotisserie Chicken.
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Nothing lasts forever But the things we do with love, Those are never erased And they are reason enough To stay in the fight for life Until the very end.
Positive interaction is a significant boost to the confidence and well-being of those around us. Kind words and gestures help prevent depression and despair.
As we communicate through creative means, we are gifting with elements of our hearts. When there is trouble, the most effective remedy is love. Comfort is conveyed by hugs, generosity, extending help, confirming personal value, and many other kindnesses.
While contact is severely limited for our safety, we should still be close to those we consider our tribe. Family and friends we trust to take adequate precautions should be our continuing connections to some normalcy.
We can never express our love too often. Saying, “I love you” becomes essential because life is a limited engagement without firm guarantees. We are sturdy but also fragile.
We need one another and require emotional support in our relationships. Doubt and fear are widespread. We combat these by investing ourselves in others in any way possible. Creative expression is an excellent outlet we use to encourage, inspire, and lift the spirits of people we value. Being considerate and providing uplifting communication is fundamental to acting out our creativity and making the world a better place.
Creating is like Diving deep in icy water. It wakes us up Revives our will to love, Give everything to our efforts, Stake a claim for the life we live, Encourage, inspire, aspire, To lives that possess joy, Reach for happiness. Let us come out of the depths, To bear witness to a present, Future pursuing continual progress.
Prompt: Consider how creativity can make the situation all of us are facing with masks, distancing, quarantine, fear, into a better experience. Create something that brings that to the surface.
Gratitude Today Alex and I went out for lunch. I got new brushes since mine was misplaced. Alex’s cat, who had been missing since before Christmas, appeared today and is now inside as she should be. I am using a copy stand that dates back to 1981. Even when I think there is nothing in the well, the well bubbles up with unexpected gifts.
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Sitting beside you, Transfixed by what Is holding you, While my hands stumble Held in check, wanting, But not freely Touching you because Sometimes I can be wild As a tigress hunting, And I will not open up The jungle I contain Exposing you to all That is kept quiet So I can navigate Polite society. Still, I feel it and know, Just a word, a touch, Could crumble all The self I create, Allowing my hunger To become as Feral as a wild cat, Taking you for mine In a moment of time Lost, left unending.
Prompted Positive Poetry’s Prompt #61 was “Fishnet.” I went off in a strange direction and did some derivations on a photo.
This is not the poem I lost; I liked it better. I am toying with thoughts of which I cannot be the host. Catch release is all the rage to my overactive mind. Not sure I like the electric blue either, but black looked all wrong.
This following is out of the very verbose journaling. Those are two conjoined Tanka.
This existence is
Riddled with holes, the who, what,
How, why, that I am –
Knowing it is not enough
Normal for others to want.
Me, just wishing to
Belong somewhere with someone,
Who fully loves me
Though I am strange within – out,
Who would reassure my doubts.
This is Goobi, my grand kitty. She believes she owns me, and I am a semi-obedient cat servant now, so maybe she is right.
There is a lot of material in the following pages, so please humor me and read it all. It has been a while since I have written much by hand, so my script is iffy at times. It will improve as I do this again.
I have mentioned I work slow, I have done all these since about 1 or 2 am, until minutes ago. The scanning process was a nightmare with the Dell. Do not get a Dell.
That last haiku is a tribute to Freddie Mercury, and someone, but no one.
I hope you are having an outstanding day. I have stayed busy. I may be back, but it depends.
There is a lot swirling around inside me right now, the thing is finding the right piece to begin assembling the puzzle and the proper color to paint it with.
God bless you! Create. Write your name bold across the globe. You are a masterpiece.
As a prompt, if you are brave – post a handwritten page or more.