All posts tagged: Reflections

Reflections: Winter Short Story

1.31.19 Hello! With part of the US experiencing a very cold winter, I think it would be fitting to post a short story from  Christopher Evans. The Rites of Wintera short story by Christopher Evans ‘And fire and ice within me fight Beneath the suffocating night’ A. E. Housman There were heavy snows that November, and by the turn of the year Stella’s supplies of fuel were running low. She was forced to collect brushwood from the countryside surrounding the village and celebrated her twenty-second birthday with mild frostbite of the hands. She kept a fire burning in the main room throughout the day, banking it up at night so that a residual warmth and even an ember remained when she rose the following morning. It was just as well that the inn was empty of guests and she did not have to provide extra fires; it would be difficult enough to survive the winter as it was. The bleak, bitter weather reflected her inner state of mind. Her husband, Thomas, had died that autumn, a withered, exhausted …

Reflections: Being Thankful

11.28.18 Hi! November 2018 is winding down and I’m getting ready for December, but before we draw this month to a close, I wanted to reflect on how thankful we should be.  Be thankful that you woke up this morning because God didn’t have to, but He did.  Be thankful for the roof over your head, even though it is not in the best shape. Be thankful for the clothes on your back, may not be Gucci, Stella McCartney, or Elie Saab, but it’s ok. Be thankful for the food on the table, not only that but to be able to properly eat the food! Be thankful for your family, may not be the best family, but still be thankful. Be thankful for your health…can not stress that enough. Lastly, be thankful for the small things, kind words, to love one another, because that what we all need…to love one another.  Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.   Image source: Future Stuffs

Reflections: Gothic Halloween in Poetry

10.31.18 Hello everyone! Last day of October, how about some poetry? Again? Yes, again, but this time with some gothic themes to it. Here are three to read…   Ravenna by Oscar Wilde (Newdigate prize poem recited in the Sheldonian Theatre Oxford June 26th, 1878. To my friend George Fleming author of ‘The Nile Novel’ and ‘Mirage’) I. A year ago I breathed the Italian air, – And yet, methinks this northern Spring is fair,- These fields made golden with the flower of March, The throstle singing on the feathered larch, The cawing rooks, the wood-doves fluttering by, The little clouds that race across the sky; And fair the violet’s gentle drooping head, The primrose, pale for love uncomforted, The rose that burgeons on the climbing briar, The crocus-bed, (that seems a moon of fire Round-girdled with a purple marriage-ring); And all the flowers of our English Spring, Fond snowdrops, and the bright-starred daffodil. Up starts the lark beside the murmuring mill, And breaks the gossamer-threads of early dew; And down the river, like a flame …

Reflect on Your Creativity

7. 31. 18 Hello everyone! Last day of the month of July and it’s time for Reflections. Take a look at these quotes that reflect on creativity…                       Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday evening, be blessed!     Image source: Pngtree, izismile.com, Mostly True Stories of K. Renae P.,& Columbus Museum of Art

Reflections: Challenge Your Creativity

6. 29. 18 Hello and Happy Friday! There times as creative people, we can get ourselves into a rut. I think I’ve mentioned this before about when writers have writer’s block, it’s the same with creative folk, but there are ways you can Challenge Your Creativity…             If that doesn’t challenge you, then I don’t know what else to say. Enjoy your Friday, be blessed.               Image source: Pinterest, Unstuck, Bali Web Design, and unknown