To her I return

An early lesson in trust, I found with her when she buoyed my body and calmed my mind in dark waters that hid more than they shared where the tips of my toes dared to stretch for the unknown that lived beneath She taught me how to still a tongue that had a lifetime of …

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“Make love not war”

A flipside find! From the back side of one of my great-grandparents' WWII newspaper clippings (below). Guess they couldn't just sit around, and watch corn grow all day, plus those Iowa winters are cold. 🌽 If you would like a full transcript of this article, just send $9.99 to my Paypal account* and I would …

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His Letters are Treasures ~ III (w/audio)

In honor of Memorial Day (a federal holiday that honors military personnel who have died while serving in the U.S. armed forces), I am sharing a third letter written by my grandfather, Sgt. Charles L. Wilcox, during WWII. I settled in for my grandpa reading prepared to devote a few hours, if needed, when something …

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Night falls, dreams rise ~ Part II

Night falls (Part I) Dreams rise (Part II) In dresses stitched with stardust sequins, Venus and I twirled through the heavens while the winking moon hypnotized us with his sensual tunes. A suspended asteroid, formed from dense iron and glimmers of gold, became our pool when we discovered its most precious compound: water. Our bodies …

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Night falls, dreams rise

I sang a song with Venus. I offered a wish to the waxing moon. I pondered the vast darkness. I am diving into the deepness where my guide awaits – the weaver of dreams, the spinner of fates. ✨ Make a wish! ~ Michele my image, Venus and the waxing crescent, southwestern skies (5/22) πŸŒ™ …

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We have a winner! πŸ₯³

Congratulations to Selma Martin and Dwight Roth! They are the "Moving Challenge" first and second drawing winners! If you haven't had a chance to check out the participant posts, please give them a visit. Everyone did a fabulous job! Thank you to everyone who participated in this fun challenge. Like I wrote in my first …

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Sacred center

Time, patience, and plenty of practice ~ worth the sweet reward. πŸŒΌπŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™€οΈβœŒπŸ» ~Michele my image, Lost Dutchman State Park Β© 2023 MyInspiredLife

Rolling, rolling, rolling (video)

I will keep skating and perhaps this time next year I will be posting Roller Derby videos! πŸ˜‚ Thanks again to trE at Cornered Gurl for being an early inspiration for this fun fit gathering and to blogger Belladonna for adding some energetic spirit to this challenge. πŸ™ŒπŸ» I also want to thank my daughter, …

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Moving Blog Challenge (reader share)

"Sadie and Me" by Al Bell A man well into his ninetieth year could not possibly start each day with a stunning young female contentedly on his lap. Think again. My steaming coffee eases me into the day. I am mesmerized by the leaves of our lush Sissoo tree shimmering just outside the window in …

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beyond the desert thirsty longings quenched by a waterfall of stars 🌠🌠🌠 Written for Fake Flamenco's May poetry challenge: write a haiku using the phrase "waterfall of stars" my image, Lost Dutchman State Park, Sonoran Desert © 2023 MyInspiredLife