Everybody should eavesdrop once in a while…

Cardinals in the Halls of the Vatican by Henri Adolphe Laissement “Everybody should eavesdrop once in a while. There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.” ― Thornton Wilder Is it though? Is the world outside of your head different from that... Continue Reading →

Dreams are made of this… Who am I to disagree

Sweet dreams are made of this... The False Mirror by Rene Magritte I adored Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics when I first heard it back in the day… what day was that? It’s one of those songs that has become part of the soundtrack of my teenage years. Those years also known as being traumatised by... Continue Reading →

Some may say I’m wishing my days away…

“Some may say I'm wishing my days away No way And if it's the price I pay Some say Tomorrow's another day You stay I may as well play” - The Police, Walking on the Moon I’ve taken quite a few steps in the past couple of years which have felt gigantic to me, and... Continue Reading →

The world is so full of a number of things…

“The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson What do you treasure? What’s most important to you? Those questions were asked by Krista for The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure I loved her story about her own treasure,... Continue Reading →

There is no getting around it – people are hard to live with

The Life of Buckingham by Augustus Leopold Egg “You seem to be under the impression that there is a special breed of bad humans. There is no such thing as a stereotype bad man in this world. Under normal conditions, everybody is more or less good, or, at least, ordinary. But tempt them, and they... Continue Reading →

Behind the Facade of the Narcissist’s Silent Treatment

Adi Nes from Boys SeriesThe other day the beautiful and insightful Kim Saeed gave me a Not Featured on Freshly Pressed award nomination. Her blog - Let Me Reach - tackles the painful experience of being in a relationship with a Narcissist and offers ways to heal and recover from it.In her own words:“...what matters... Continue Reading →

Live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds…

Ray Bradbury by sigu “Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world.” ― Ray Bradbury Leave a legacy… I’d rather not. Forget about me... remember yourself. But the choice is not really mine. No, I know… in theory it is mine. In practice... I... Continue Reading →

The Ideal Lover

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 him or her? Is that first ideal lover the same as the one you dream about today? Even if you’re warmly ensconced in a relationship with a lover,... Continue Reading →

Another Me

  “It would be very hard to think "I am over there" and "Can I go meet me?" and "Is that me better than this me?" "Can I learn from the other me?" "Has the other me made the same mistakes I've made?" Or, "Can I sit down and have a conversation with me?" Wouldn't... Continue Reading →

Life sends us Tests, Challenges and Temptations… for our Ego…

False Ending by WiseGirlAthena But there is more to us than our ego. Sure our ego has a place within our lives, sometimes it pretends it is all of us and everything… but it’s not everything. Be aware of certain things… 1 - If you tell someone a ‘secret’ be sure it’s one you don’t... Continue Reading →

The Cigarette Break – Day Two – Looking Backwards to Go Forwards

Scale of Life by visio-art (Aleksei Kostjuk) It’s one of those days when the weather is unsure of itself. Is it overcast with a chance of rain or overcast with a chance of Sun? Yet again the weather reflects how I feel or vice versa. I am partially unsure of my mood, overall there is... Continue Reading →

The Cigarette Break – Day One – Thoughts on How I Suck at Relationships with Females

It’s raining today. Cold, wet, misty. The weather reflects my mood, or maybe it’s the other way around. I am melancholic. It feels like a Moon day. A heavy sigh fills me as I realise once again that I suck at relationships with females. The other day in a comment on my blog I mentioned... Continue Reading →

The Cigarette Break

Cigarette Break by likeOMFGitsJONNY “We all have secret lives. The life of excretion; the world of inappropriate sexual fantasies; our real hopes, our terror of death; our experience of shame; the world of pain; and our dreams. No one else knows these lives. Consciousness is solitary. Each person lives in that bubble universe that rests... Continue Reading →

If you look for Perfection, you’ll never be Content

“If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.” ― Leo Tolstoy The Daily Post is whispering in my ear again asking me this time to - Tell us about a time when everything actually turned out exactly as you’d hoped - and - show us - PERFECT - in CAPS... what's all the shouting... Continue Reading →

Are You Being Stalked by a Celebrity?

Mesmerise Draw-Along by pbird12   I know this is going to sound completely crazy, but…. I think celebrities stalk us far more than we stalk them. Have you ever tried to avoid a film star when they were on a publicity blitz for their latest film? Everywhere you look, there they are begging your for... Continue Reading →

The To Be Continued… of Falling in Love

Is this cheating? Is what cheating...? I've posted this before and entered it for a Daily Post Weekly Writing Challenge many blog years (last August) ago. So why not write something new and post that and enter that for the Daily Post's latest Weekly Writing Challenge: Cliffhanger...? I could actually also enter it for today's... Continue Reading →

A Blessing in Disguise… of a Curse!

I shared this Chinese allegory with a friend in a comment on one of my posts, and I thought I'd share it as a post, because this tale made all the difference to my thinking at a time when I really needed it. I was one of those people who came to suspect that somehow... Continue Reading →

An Upturned Soul – The Long and the Short of It

  For a while now I’ve been having an argument with myself connected to how I express myself on my blogs. Every now and then this argument crops up in one of my posts.  Every now and then I experiment with my posting style in an effort to reach a solution. Every now and then... Continue Reading →

Telling the Truth is always a Dare

The title of this post - Telling the Truth is always a Dare - is in answer to: Daily Prompt: Truth or Dare Is it possible to be too honest, or is honesty always the best policy? Photographers, artists, poets: show us TRUTH. The sky went suddenly very dark, the sound of natural electricity cracked... Continue Reading →

What’s Your Story?

  I’ve written a lot about Narcissists this year. Both my parents are Narcissists, and although I have been estranged by personal choice from them for over ten years, they returned into my life due to my father’s death which occurred at about this time last year. So much of what I have written is... Continue Reading →

Let’s do the MetaMorphing Warp again!

  “Awakening is not a thing. It is not a goal, not a concept. It is not something to be attained. It is a metamorphosis. If the caterpillar thinks about the butterfly it is to become, saying ‘And then I shall have wings and antennae,’ there will never be a butterfly. The caterpillar must accept... Continue Reading →

An Atmosphere of Imaginary Brightness

  “History, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness.” ― James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans That’s a brilliant idea! I gasp and say to myself as flashing lights fill my mind’s eye and blind me to my own folly. I can’t believe I didn’t... Continue Reading →

Random Acts of Insanity

The concept of Random Acts of Kindness is fun, but completely insane. Wait before you shoot me down, or just go ahead and shoot me down, you decide… and that’s just it. Every moment of our lives we are making minute, often subconscious, decisions about how we treat others and how we treat ourselves. Some... Continue Reading →

Incandescent Eyes

I watched a film last night - Bedevilled (2010) - which was incredibly harrowing to view, especially as a female. One of the main characters, a woman, has suffered so much horrific and constant abuse at the hands of both men and women, family, community and friends, and put up with it since childhood, never... Continue Reading →

Something Wicked… yet Not so Wicked

Wicked Dames by Vlad Voloshin I absolutely bow down in rapt admiration of Vlad Voloshin's photographic genius! I'm a fan of Film Noir, and his work takes the beauty of it and does something a little bit extra and so deliciously and beautifully wicked with it. Why is this with this post? Why not! The... Continue Reading →

Dolce Far Niente – Sweet Doing Nothing

Dolce Far Niente by John William Godward This is a painting which I love, it's something about the feeling it emanates which touches me the most. I know the tiger skin rug is very baaaaaad! Perhaps that's what makes this image sweeter because in life some of the sweetest things are also the baddest... at... Continue Reading →

In Loss We Often FInd Ourselves

The Story of Augustus from Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffman via Project Gutenberg When I was a child I was given several books which come under the category of - Cautionary Tales for Children. They are basically stories about children who ended up very badly because they didn't follow the rules which the adults in their... Continue Reading →

Let Yourself Out and Just Be…

I've posted this song and video before... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUQsqBqxoR4 Sara Bareilles - Brave I absolutely adore it, the message and energy of it, so I'm posting it again because the lyrics say it all: "Brave" You can be amazing You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug You can be the outcast Or... Continue Reading →

What’s the Biggest and Bestest (yes, I know it’s not a word, but it is) Influence in your Life?

"Some things in life are bad They can really make you mad Other things just make you swear and curse When you're chewing on life's gristle Don't grumble, give a whistle And this'll help things turn out for the best..." I was going to write this post before I saw today’s Daily Post prompt -... Continue Reading →

The Greatest Superpower in the World!

These days everything has to be a superpower. Natural ability and talent is worth nothing unless it has superpower potential. A superpower is really just a natural ability, a talent, which has been focused on so much it has become larger than life. It’s normal on steroids. Being invisible is a meah superpower. Why? Because…... Continue Reading →

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: