Inside the Mind of Isadora


Friday Fictioneers – Just Another Day at Work


He came in at 1:30 a.m. He’d done a 4 to midnight tour; late shift.

Sandy always waited up for him. She could never sleep when he was at work.
Baking and ironing kept her preoccupied until she’d hear the key in the door.

An enormously tight hug let her know it had been tough night. She could smell smoke in his hair.

He rambled on about the fire. Six children died. He repeated it several times. Tears flowed down his face. We couldn’t get them out. We could hear them scream. We just couldn’t get them out.

2015©isadora delavega

Genre – Flash Fiction
Word Count – 100
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Nurture Yourself – Manifest an Enchanting Smile

Heart 2 pastel.webHeart Light    2015©art by Isadora

A smile is a light in the window of the soul
indicating the heart is at home.

Lotus / Secret Garden


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An Artisan am I

Flower-Purple-760A.web  Petite Fleur                                 2015©art and photography by Isadora

Life isn’t about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.
©George Bernard Shaw


Flower-purple-original-2a.webOriginal Photograph                       2015©photography by Isadora


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Joshua Bell , Romance of the Violin : Poppy


Friday Fictioneers – Life Erases


Alzheimer was erasing her life.

Sarah held the door as her mother shuffled into the club. They’d have brunch every Sunday after Temple at the Boca Grande Golf and Country club.

Father loved golf. He’d been a member for years.

Cecelia, the hostess, greeted them with a big smile while escorting them to Mother’s favorite table.

“A Mimosa, Mrs. Cohen?”

The edge of Mother’s lips curved when it was placed in front of her.

“Your father went far despite Auschwitz,” Mother said with a blank gaze.

“You’re a good girl, Sarah, a good daughter.”

At the funeral, Sarah remembered that.



Genre – Flash Fiction
Word Count – 100

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Nurture Yourself – with Dance


Just Dance …

Inside each of us is a dancer. There’s a part of us that responds freely to music. The music of life.

But, somewhere along the way we become guarded. Our fears restrict us and, eventually, we dismiss the gift we have of enjoying this freeing feeling.

Sometimes, it is too late to reach that child-like feeling that’s inside. We hold ourselves back because we feel awkward about our style of dancing or how we’ll look to others.

As a child, I remember that when people visited our home music would be playing and dancing would soon follow. My grandmother would grab whomever was closest to her and off they’ed go to spin and twirl. The first time she pulled me up to dance I felt silly. I had danced all the time by myself but never with a partner.

She told me, “Don’t be shy dancing makes you feel free.”

I did feel free.

Whenever I felt stress or needed to release nervous energy I’d dance.

I took classes with a friend who had a dance studio. There were days we danced for 8 or 9 hours straight. Later, I would teach dance. We went to DEA (Dance Educators of America) conventions and danced with Alvin Alley and  some of the great dancers in different fields during the convention (ie: tap, jazz, ballet modern dance; etc.). It was the most exhilarating feeling. The sound of hundreds of tap shoes pounding on a wooden floor is intoxicating. You want to do it again and again and again.

Make today the day you let you dance.

Whether it’s in the privacy of your home or at a park, stop and twirl, skip or hop, do the twist or click your heels. Don’t worry about what people will think.

Let yourself hear the music and be free.
Dance in your barefoot and feel the vibrations of the beat.

In that dance, breathe out your fears and breathe in the celebration, freedom, joy and love of you.


 Maná – “Mi Verdad” a dueto con Shakira (Video Oficial)


The person, who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.
 ~~~~ Leo F. Buscaglia ~~~~


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****** google image – woman dancers silhouette


Flutter By

Butterfly-Purple A 614.web

Flutter by


Flutter by

Tulips and poppies

Roses and orchids

Dress for your visit

Petal to Petal

drink sweet nectar

swirl and dance


 Secret Garden Silent Wings


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Friday Fictioneers – The Tenant


Shaking his head, Sam couldn’t believe what he’d bought at auction.
Frost was on the ground; more to come tomorrow. No outdoor work ’til Spring.

How’s he going to flip the Strokov House with it’s blackened reputation? What was he thinking?

Mrs. Strokov had rented the house with her small salary from the fabric shop. Mr. Strokov would soon follow from Russia.

That morning, she argued fiercely with her daughter.

“You will testify against that teacher who shamed and violated you”.

“No Mama”, Marta wailed. “I beg you”.

“We have pride”.

That night, from the rafters, she hung her anguish.


Genre – Fiction

Word Count – 100

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Nurture Yourself – by Owning Your Story

Nurturing Sunset.webSummer Sunset                                                       2015©isadoradelavega

Owning our own story helps us to be present in our lives.

Simply being present is a gift we can use to nurture ourselves.

When we can go deep inside our thoughts and feel heartbreak

~ the heartbreak which we have hidden ~

then, we can open up to feeling love.

A love you will give to yourself completely.

Looking for it outside of yourself is futile until you have nurtured yourself.

Look in the mirror.

See yourself.

As a child, is this who you thought you were going to be as a teen?

As a teen, is this the adult you thought you were going to be as an adult?

Have you met your expectations?

If not, do whatever you have to do to be the YOU

~ you want to be ~

Be in your own story.

In Love and Light …. Isadora 

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Happy Birthday Wishes

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Every year, April Fools’ Day is celebrated in many countries on April 1st. Sometimes, it’s referred to as All Fools’ Day.  April 1 isn’t a national holiday but is widely recognized and celebrated as a day when people play practical jokes, pranks and hoaxes on each other.When we’re born we don’t get to pick which day of the year will be our special birth day. It could be a very frustrating day if you happen to be someone who was born on April 1st.


april-fools-day-mind-map-competition-mindmap[1] Children love parties on their birthdays. As you get older, parties seem to be a reminder of getting old and can be a bit too much for celebrating. One year, as a teenager celebrating a significant numbered birthday my husband, Al, decided to throw himself a birthday celebration. When he was growing up his parents made just enough money for them to get by. There weren’t too many extra’s – like birthday parties. His maternal grandmother always made a cake for him but no party hats or streamers and balloons. Both of his parents worked hard but money didn’t extend for anything that wasn’t a necessity.
When Al asked his parents for permission to throw himself a party they insisted that they wanted to do it for him as his gift that year since he was going to be 16. They told him he could invite 8 friends. It seemed silly as a teen to have your parents do this but he wanted his parents to have the fulfillment of having given him at least one birthday party.
And, so he invited his friends to come on April 1st at 4:00p.m. The hour arrived and so did 3 more hours after that. He could not believe that no one had shown up. He continued to wait until bedtime. He was disappointed and couldn’t understand why no one had shown up. As all kids do, he told himself that no one liked him.



imagesCA4TEAVBHe started thinking they were friends who really weren’t friends. The following day at school he approached one of the invited friends. He asked him why he hadn’t shown up for his party. Surprised, the friend told him that he knew his parents could not afford parties. He assumed that AL had been playing an April Fool joke on him and the other guys.
Now, this no April Fool joke.

imagesCAC0LSDQHappy Birthday, Al

  Happy B birthday Message

******* This is a story from my archives with a bit of an update for this years birthday. 






Flower Watercolor 760.webBlossom                                                 2015©art and photography by Isadora

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