Sometimes a feeling invades the senses all at once overwhelming the heart and soul sometimes intuition tickles you first to get your attention   sometimes it injects you with energy so powerful you cannot sleep   sometimes it tiptoes into your dreams and allows you to slumber   but the feeling lingers for days and you just can’t remember why or what it … Continue reading Intuition

Painting Sadness

An artist looked deep inside my broken heart and tried to paint its sadness but he knows I rather hide my melancholy behind fields of lavender so instead my portrait is a lonely landscape filled with dreams I have forgotten to chase after The artist looks at his painting and sighs with satisfaction. Ironically, it makes so many others feel at peace.       … Continue reading Painting Sadness

Getting Ready

Retirement is a scary thing for most folks. It means learning to live on a lower-income sometimes. It means that you will have the time to do the things you always wanted to do. It means spending more quality time with loved ones. It also requires a plan of action. The last thing you want to get caught up in meaningless free time. Having extra … Continue reading Getting Ready

Frida K

Frida Kahlo by Melba Christie   She “combated sadness ferociously” with her paint brush her most faithful companion life reveals itself in portraits, mirrors reflect the surreal and reality confronts her in the raw but does not share the pain and anguish deep inside she tries to draw   She is the courageous onlooker But is not as courageous as she thinks as far as she … Continue reading Frida K


Remembered   How do you want to be remembered?  asked the poet There were three poets, one doctor and two teachers present to respond to the poet’s question. Finally after a long silence and obvious pondering the doctor says, “I want to be remembered  as someone who took my oath seriously. One poet said, ” I want to be remembered as a poet who wanted … Continue reading Remembered