The House We Live In – My apologies to Frank Sinatra


I have been wrestling with how to celebrate July 4th (243rd Birthday of America) with a poem. I recently heard Amanda Gorman, the National Youth Poet Laureate recite her Independence Day poem: Believer’s Hymn of the Republic on CBS. She will perform it again tonight  accompanied by the Boston’s Pops Symphony playing the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”. She became my inspiration. I also remembered a … Continue reading The House We Live In – My apologies to Frank Sinatra

Soft Commotion and Jubilation


Soft commotion and jubilation comes at a cost; we must free ourselves of negative thoughts; even the ones we produce on our own, certainly those grim ideas pronounced on loud speakers by others. It seems these days, the loud speakers are louder than ever. We know their truth and legitimacy. there is no doubt. FEAR suppresses the soul; But I need a thousand colorful and … Continue reading Soft Commotion and Jubilation

Numbers With Meaning


My tribute goes deep. One of my family members was first responder and we are grateful she is still in our lives. A couple of my former students at the time lost family members. A colleague lost his cousin. As everyone else, I remember vividly the events of the day. I can remember things I said, what I had for breakfast and the pounding of … Continue reading Numbers With Meaning

Day Three – Three quotes Challenge


Above is a drew on my iPad when I was looking ofr some kind of inspiration. I found the Chines proverb and drew the tree which I call:Tree of Inspiration.        Here are the quotes to fulfill the three quote challenge. “Joy is an internal process grounded in knowledge of spiritual truth, the ability to trust the wisdom of the Divine, and faith in the … Continue reading Day Three – Three quotes Challenge

Olympic Fever


Five rings commute to the heavens announcing the great meeting of athletes Olympia! Olympia! Nations proud! flags flare and unfurl as champions chant Citius, Altius, Fortius Peaceful exhibition of strength and character Citius, Altius, Fortius Cheers and tears of glory the best of human endeavor celebrated Can we keep the momentum? – Melba Christie Related articles 13 Olympic Facts That Will Blow Your Mind (1045theteam.com) Continue reading Olympic Fever

Fireworks


****************Fireworks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! manifest the destiny of our land exhilarate the spirit of democracy celebrate our human rights motivate to raise the bar Allow the fireworks:  to stay in your heart, to remind us we can always do better, as individuals, as a nation  “under God indivisible  with liberty and justice for all. Photos and Poem by Melba Christie all rights reserved Continue reading Fireworks