A Poem by Stefania about Precious gems abandoned and rejected

Originally posted on An Upturned Soul:
Saint Jerome in his Study by Antonello da Messina . . Dustbin rue de Sèvres At the heart of the 7th district In a pretty little courtyard…

Bashing the X

If you read the title of this post and figured that I was going rip a past lover to shreds in it, think again. I only have one ex in my romance history,… Continue reading


. . What a week this has been and promises to continue to be… whether it will live up to its promises is something that can only be found out by experiencing what… Continue reading

Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt

. . “Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.” ― Kurt Vonnegut . . I am not… repeat NOT… a social human animal. I absolutely love being alone. The idea of being shipwrecked on… Continue reading

An Upturned Soul

Originally posted on Different Perspectives:
Sometimes I climb the walls To lie on the ceiling Catch myself From falling From feeling Lingering in the webs Of memories Holding back & healing Suspended in…

Sometimes I wonder…

Irene Cara – Out Here on My Own (from Fame – 1980) . . Sometimes I wonder Where I’ve been Who I am, do I fit in? Make-believing is hard alone Out here,… Continue reading

Hard as Diamonds, Tough as Nails

If you observe life and yourself living it for long enough you begin to notice recurring patterns. Some of these patterns are attractive designs, they please the eye and when they are active… Continue reading

Every weirdo in the world is on my wavelength

“Every weirdo in the world is on my wavelength.” ― Thomas Pynchon . . It’s a rather lovely experience to connect with someone else on a subtle level. It’s a communion of being,… Continue reading

A Party at MoonVooDoo

Originally posted on An Upturned Soul:
. . Last night I went to a party. It was at an old mansion in the countryside which was owned by a polymath of the mysteries…

Being Human

Originally posted on An Upturned Soul:
I had a chat with a friend recently about being human, and how sometimes humans try to transcend the experience of being human because it can be…

Parental Communication – A Survey for Adult Children of Narcissists – Act Now!

Are you a self-identified ACoN – Adult Child of a Narcissist? . . If you are please consider taking this survey – Parental Communication Measure Study . . The survey is being conducted… Continue reading

The Story of Snow Doll

Originally posted on An Upturned Soul:
When I was a child my mother used to tell me Japanese folklore stories. Her favourite story was – O Tsuru no Ongaeshi – The Grateful Crane.…

A Society of Island Universes

Alone by Anna Chromy . . “We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves.” ― Aldous Huxley . . You… Continue reading

embraced by you

Originally posted on What does nelkumi think? ねるくみの頭の中:
A few weeks after you died, I was invited to go to the top of the mountain where I had never been. I concurred. The night…

The Ideal Lover

Originally posted on An Upturned Soul:
A quick intro and then a story about a dream lover. Do you remember the first time you dreamed about your ideal lover? Can you still picture…

Pleased to Meet Me…

. . When I first created my WordPress blog, I mostly just transferred my writing posts from my tumblr blog. This is one which I left behind… until now. I was thinking earlier… Continue reading

What then shall we choose? Weight or lightness?

Night Passing Earth to Day by Frank L. Jirouch (photo by Daderot) . . “The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become.… Continue reading

A Mirrored Pool of Thought…

Francesca Woodman . . “How frail the human heart must be―a mirrored pool of thought.” ― Sylvia Plath . . Do others see us the way that we see ourselves? This is a… Continue reading

A Post for The Invisible Daughter

. . “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me… Continue reading

WANTED – Adult Children of Narcissists for a survey

. . What do you tell other people about your childhood? Do you edit it, rewrite it, make it sound normal or tell it like it was? What do you tell yourself about… Continue reading

…the scale of disaster you’ve left yourself open to.

“It was like when you make a move in chess and just as you take your finger off the piece, you see the mistake you’ve made, and there’s this panic because you don’t… Continue reading

It’s Better than a Stick in the Eye

“…it’s better than a stick in the eye…” ― Spider Robinson . . . . “What’s better than a stick in the eye?” When I first asked this of Treeowl, he thought that… Continue reading

A Must Read on NPD: Narcissism – Living without Feelings

Please feel free to skip my blah blah and go straight to the article which inspired this post and which I highly recommend as a ‘Must Read’ if you’ve been affected by Narcissism,… Continue reading

The Precarious Imposition

“If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Insulted… Continue reading

Take your Prompt and Shove it…

…where the Sun don’t shine! This is probably the most horrible prompt I’ve yet to set eyes upon… which is why I quite like it. . Do or Die You have three hundred… Continue reading

What happened to number seven…

“The fringes of their deserts were strewn with broken faiths.” ― T.E. Lawrence . . I was going through my blog archives, got caught up tidying an old post (did it need tidying,… Continue reading

The Dangerous Assumption

. . “When first I was put into prison some people advised me to try and forget who I was. It was ruinous advice. It is only by realising what I am that… Continue reading

Path Finder…?

“Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.” ― Neil Gaiman . My mother used to tease me about a tendency I had – my attraction to what she called… Continue reading

Toxic Niceness

Originally posted on An Upturned Soul:
So many people move through life pretending to be who they are not, being nice on the surface when they are seething with rage inside, being mean…

When the Thinker becomes a Feeler…

. . There are times when we get so used to being ourselves in a certain way that we can be taken aback when we’re not ourselves in that certain way. It can… Continue reading

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