Souvenir Snapshot

I have been keeping a lot of things. Ticket stubs, receipts, pictures – all of it for the sake of the memories. I remember before leaving for Colombia I felt so stressed out with the mess of things I had collected and dumped into the small drawers of my armoire. My rubble isn’t worthy of an episode of hoarders but still it’s almost suffocating.

Now that I’m back home, I felt that stress again when I opened the drawer and the things that I had forgotten about were there staring back at me and I had no place to store my clothing. So I made up my mind to finally make that memory board I had always dreamt of. Continue reading

Starting Over

Starting Over

Quiet and calm she told the story

to heal her heart and rebuild her life

Nestled in the perfect setting

admitting that it is almost like death.

“One has to overcome fear and negativity,

inspire, motivate, move on.

Love? Something to think about.”

There’s something especially soothing about freeing words like those above from a less than inspiring article in a local newspaper. One of my favourites.

Blackout Poet

I’ve found my calling.

A couple Tuesdays ago Darah introduced me to this ‘new’ fad known to many as blackout poetry. I would have discovered it eventually on my own in my copy of the SoulPancake but Darah beat me to the punch. In any case, I really enjoy taking other people’s work and making it my own. You know what the say, one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure. With blackout poetry these words can’t be truer.

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Every rock of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. – Michelangelo

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Life’s Lines

By now you know that I’m addicted to SoulPancake. Have you visited their website yet?

This is an activity that was posted on the website (don’t worry I am tackling my first book activity).

Maybe you should give it a try too?

Write three lines, from a song, a book, a poem, a billboard, a stranger or a friend, that have stuck with you and helped to guide your life.

1. “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” -Matthew 21:22

2. “Never forget who you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength, then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it and it can never be used to hurt you.” -Tyrion Lannister, A Game of Thrones

3. “That’s not living! That’s just not dying.” Eep, The Croods Continue reading

A Series of Very Fortunate Events

So, yesterday turned out to be a pretty awesome day. But let’s take it back just a little bit.

Last week Tuesday I made myself available for what we at the TallMan Foundation call Women’s Edition. It’s basically a youth sort of forum where us young ladies on the brink of being women get together to discuss life, simply put. I’d never been to one, this was my first and so I didn’t really know what to expect. What I got was really good though, really, really good. Continue reading