Intensifying My Expressive Outlets

The prompt “intensifying” felt a little scary to me. I have already lived a very intense life, so for the past two years I’ve been focused on calming down. There are still a lot of intense things going on around me, and there always will be, so I cut myself off from a lot of…

Heightened Disapointment and Triumph

This word is a little weird, heightened. It’s not a word I would use everyday, so it was hard to associate it with images right away. I might use this word in relation to art or design, or I might use it in relation to someone’s temperament. I wasn’t sure how I wanted to use…

Liberated By Intuition

Everyone yearns for freedom; but that begs the question, Freedom from what? Some of us already have a great deal of freedom in comparison to others. Have you ever wondered why you are free to live, think and do as you please while others suffer opression, poverty, starvation, or are forced into slavery just to…

Changing and Envisioning a Better Future

I’m always amazed at how these weekly collage prompts reflect my current state of being. Although life seems pretty dull at the moment due to the COVID lockdown, I’m busy making changes to prepare for whatever the future holds. Those are mostly internal changes – mental, emotional and psychological – but from my viewpoint those…

Fun Can Be Dignified

I like to have fun. Who doesn’t? My kind of fun is active, exciting and adventurous. But quiet things like going for walks, photographing nature and making collages can also be fun. I know I need a balance of different types of fun in my life, as I imaging most people do. But what I’m…

Free and Fortunate

Ah…freedom. Such a delicious idea. But are we ever really free? Sometimes we seek freedom from the daily grind. We percieve our responsibilities and obligations as tying us down or preventing us from doing what we want to do. Sometimes we think we don’t have enough time or resources to really live freely. We seek…

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Emerging and Magical

I am emerging, slowly and cautiously, from the deep realms of grief. Gradually discovering what I didn’t lose, what’s still there, and that there is so much more. Life is truely magical, it ebbs and flows like the sea. There is always more to discover and feel joyful about in this crazy, mixed up but…

Dreaming and Making Changes

I got inspired recently to make some changes in my life. Dreaming is good, but action has to be taken if dreams are going to be fulfilled. There also has to be some realistic review of what’s actually possible. Possibilities change with age, health conditions, financial circumstances and even the world’s situation. While the pandemic…

Grief Released

I don’t think anyone can comprehend what losing your life partner is like unless you’ve been through it. Grief has no timeline, it can’t be measured, quantified or qualified. It is whatever it is for the person going through it.