new year’s resolutions

  This year’s going to be different. … hope, faith, certainty …   I’m going to change. … aspiration, desperation, inspiration …   All the good things are going to happen. … anticipation, expectation, imagination …   It’ll start tomorrow. … force, plight, dignity …     今年もよろしくお願いいたします。  

raindrops

on a banana leaf….   For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Water  

2017 in review

  I am not a big fan of those “best of” things but am feeling cheerful and festive. May I present to you my most viewed posts of the year 2017. #1 over the rainbow Summer is rather tough for me since my husband passed in August of 2012. I think of his last months…

a girl in Chichen Itza

  Here she comes. Ignore her. She’ll give up and go away. She weaved through the tourists without much success, finally reaching where I was. She stood next to me and looked up. Our eyes met, and I could see how smart she was. She spread handkerchiefs and explained in Spanish, but muy despacito for…

pursuit of ever-elusive happiness

  I’m glad I was born. When I was born, people around me were happy to have me. I am fortunate, and it humbles me. My parents never had lots of money, and we considered getting a cake on our birthday was special. It was my dad’s job to get one on his way back…

the itinerant

All the bubbles descended and disappeared but one. It kept going up towards the light.   For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge;Abandoned or Alone and The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, Ascend.  

prologue

“O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention, …” “Piece out our imperfections with your thoughts Into a thousand parts divide on man, And make imaginary puissance …” “… Who prologue-like your humble patience pray, Gently to hear, kindly to judge, our play.” ~ William Shakespeare, Henry V, Prologue…

lesson 1

  I was talking to my mom the other night and had to do a double take (at the phone since I couldn’t see her in person) when she mentioned that I wasn’t a good driver. Well, I’m not, but, to be confirmed by her like that, it was a shock. In her defense, she…

the secret to happiness

Some people feel sheer bliss when they reach some secluded beaches or hidden valleys or peaks of remote mountains. I am not one of them. If it is not easy to get to, then, I think, there must be a reason I am not welcomed.   For The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, Serene.  

mood

For The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, Transformation. They say that your energy brings or deters people. I have been unhappy for a while and noticed that the people who used to be around are gone, leaving me alone. I have nobody to credit for this phenomenon but myself. I have decided to have fun…

wasting my life

For The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, Experimental.   I think – When I was born, I was capable of seeing more than my eyes could see. Soon, I started to lose sight and learn to stare only at my feet. I might notice, once in a while, that I can still see much more…