beauty, brave, dreams, say it, strong women

Beautiful Souls

“I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.” ― Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo was a woman of staggering beauty. Read her back story. You’ll find her even more so: Mexican Indigenous Woman, a life lived […]

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heart, hope, love, strong women

“Child. Never say, good bye.” My Grandmother believed “good bye” was an uttered death knell, a cursed spell, a forgetting. She said, “See you soon.” I’ll never forget our last Sunday. The year was 1969. The Maple trees, with leaves the colours of sunset, fenced the property. Wind blew off the lake. I wore a […]

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brave, excerpt from a scene, inspiration, strong women, writing

“Listen, Child. Remember who we are: daughters of strong limbed women with imperfect hearts, makers and givers of life. Suffering to our dreams. Forming circles of comfort, sweet tea and honey. We cooked because we had to. Who else fed the children? Believers on a crooked path to a better life- a place where every […]

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beautiful heart, brave, spring, strong women

Spring will come. We will smile. Wash off the day. Stand in a shower or soak in a bath. Tell yourself, You’ll be fine. You are fine. I am fine. This is what we do. We get up, march forth. We settle differences and solve problems. We stand our ground. We do all with grace […]

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excerpt from a scene, strong women

Tail Lights

I watched him leave, the tail lights of his Coupe de Ville, slipping over the hill. It was here, at the base of an asphalt drive, I learned a truth. If you must leave: a place, a person, somewhere or someone you have attached memories, leave fast. Never look back. ~ Anna

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brave, excerpt from a scene, say it, strong women

I will say this: You left a bird with a broken wing. On that day, life, as I had known it, ended. Red lights seemed eternal. Sad lyrics left me raw. This was the beginning of what you would conjure. Silence became a lover and the ocean, his touch. I learned to feel without words. […]

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ancestry, heart, strong women

Stand

On the night you were born Your father raised your face to moonlight and the world turned silver. We felt the drumming of a heart and raised you an army to stand by your side. Raise your head, Child. You are tethered to Light.

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