Daily Thought

Over the last couple weeks, I started a habit of writing one line in a small journal every night. The line is usually something I was thinking about several times during the day, but occasionally it's just a random idea or question that popped into my head while I was trying to think of something…

Christina Rossetti

Right now I’d like to highlight a favorite poetess of mine, Christina Rossetti. I dug out her verses from among the poetry shelf in my room, and rediscovered how much I enjoy her topics and talent. Many children are introduced to her classic “Who Has Seen the Wind?” poem, although she’s also famous for “In…

In Defense of Country Music

Country is a musical genre that is popular to hate, although many country artists have enjoyed wild success. While choice songs such as Rascal Flatt’s “Life is a Highway,” the Zac Brown Band’s “Chicken Fried,” and John Denver’s classic “Country Roads” are relatively popular, the average person will claim that country music is not their…

Always Carry Flowers

As I was walking through town to the library, I passed a young man and woman on the sidewalk. The gal asked if I would like a flower, and held out a handful of small, colorful blossoms. Well, of course I would, so I took one, thanked her, and wished them a good day. It…

Thoughts: Taking a Creative Break

A concept that's been pinging around my mind lately is that art, as a creative process, is a leisure activity. A meta example would be this blog, which I started in a moment of bored free time, and is something I keep up when a moment of inactivity causes me to recall its existence. Another…

Everything I Hate About Georgia

By the way, I'm moving from the east coast to the west coast for 5 months. For a gal who's lived in the same neighborhood her entire life, and never considered going anywhere else "for real," that's a bit of a change. Writing is my coping and processing method, so this is my little brainchild…

Desires and the Two Pains

I was thinking lately about desiring things, and how when we strongly desire something, it can affect our actions, even if we later regret it. Of course, a strong feeling is not a legitimate reason to do something; just because an emotion or want is powerful doesn't mean we can't resist it. But to return…

Saturday Ponderings (Poem)

Ah, sabbath! My favourite part of the week. Resting, thinking, eating, enjoying all my blessings... My cat is named Suki, but she has a million nicknames. Sukkah (pronounced SOO-kah), dahblaise (a corrupted form of "darling"), Lefty, Captain Muscles, Duchess, Little Cutie, Goof.... the list goes on. She's a real sweetie. Even though we disagree on…

Watching Old Movies

I really enjoy watching old black and white movies. They're clean, they're generally more thoughtful or reflective, men always wore hats and spoke in quick, deep tones, the women were at once strong and meek and graceful, and everything felt a little more realistic and relatable. But sometimes there's a little catch: of course directors…