Saying Goodbye To Julie

Cauldrons and Cupcakes

'Hearts and Flowers' by Lauren Marems ‘Hearts and Flowers’ by Lauren Marems

“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.

It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”
~Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

My friend

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Rock Carving at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Imagem de leitura — Christophe Saccard

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Christophe Saccard(França, contemp) Os bancos I, acrílica sobre tela, 61 x 50 cm, pOs bancos I

Christophe Saccard (França, contemporâneo)

acrílica sobre tela, 61 x 50 cm

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5 ways to nap at the office, according to a Japanese wage slave

Picture it & Write


I’m very sorry to everyone that I’ve been radio silent after I post recently. Things at work are keeping me busy and I’ve been without my phone, so I couldn’t even comment during breaks in class. I’m hoping things slow down at the end of next week, so I’ll be back to join in the conversations. In the meantime, thank you for not abandoning my posts.

Welcome to the Picture it & Write creative writing exercise. I invite people to join in, comment with your paragraph of fiction to accompany the image. It doesn’t have to follow my story or reflect the same themes. It can be a poem or in a different language (please provide a translation). Anyone who wants to join in, is welcome. This photograph will be reblogged under Ermisenda on tumblr and added to the Picture it & Write gallery on Facebook and Pinterest.

Please continue to…

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A Perfect Sunset

Emily Carter Mitchell ~ Nature as Art


There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little – the book of Nature.

Claude Debussy

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The Baseball Bloggess

“At the ballpark or even in front of the television, fans are, for the interlude of a few hours, different from whom they are in everyday life. … In the drama that is a baseball game the fan imagines himself not a spectator but a participant, as if the fervor of his rooting will have a bearing on the outcome.” ~ John Thorn, Official Historian of Major League Baseball

Sometime in the 1880s or so, newspapers started to mention baseball “fans” and “cranks” and “rooters.” Before that, who knows what they called the men (and they were mostly men) who would sit and watch the other men (and they were mostly men, too) play baseball.

Ty Cobb unkindly called fans “bugs,” but he didn’t have a good word to say about anyone.

Umpires might argue that today’s fans can be rowdy at times, but all in all, fans are a pretty…

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