Inside the Mind of Isadora


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Be Who You Are

You can’t be everything to everyone   

You need to be everything to one: yourself.

Often times, we live our lives based on what others expect of us.

If we don’t meet their expectations we wallow in self-doubt and deprecation.

We can’t bare the pain we see in their eyes or read in their words. 

Our lives are ours to live in our own way. We can never please everyone. 

Yes, we can hope to be seen as who we truly are. 

Unfortunately, we can only be a beacon of light guiding others to the path of kindness while healing our own wounds.

If we embrace our own journey with open eyes and travel to the places and moments that heal us, we will find greater joy for life everyday. 

Every moment we savor in our lives is an immense gift of peacefulness we couldn’t see before.

2019©Isadora DeLaVega

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When your life passes you by

until you believe that you’re no one

Every time you’re tempted to cry

make a om of your own

Take your time

Searching high and low

Try to climb every doubt every soul

Through the sky, there’s a path you know

Take your time to catch the frame of every rainbow

Free times for a lifetime

Sound of the universe

Waking the dream of the sleep

Suddenly silence

Take your time

Searching high and low

Try to climb every doubt every sorrow

Through the sky, there’s a path you know

Take your time to catch the frame of every rainbow

 


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Sunday Song – Flor Palida

Flor Palida     2015©Isadora DeLaVega

If someone tells you a certain
song is important to them,
You should close your eyes,
turn up the volume
and really listen.
By the end of the song,
you will know that person much better.

2019©Isadora DeLaVega

Marc Anthony – Flor Palia

**** Flor Palida – Faded/Pale Flower


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Nurture Yourself – When Things Go Wrong

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you’re the hardest hit
It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit.

2019©IsadoraDeLaVega

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Friday Fictioneers – Sunflower Memories

 

Bright sunflowers had greeted Nadia each time she’d visited her baba Oksana. 

As a small child, she’d watched her grandmother cook traditional Russian meals while recounting tales of her journey to the new land she’d eventually call home.

She’d traveled on a crowded boat with few belongings. The small amount of sunflower seeds she’d brought to eat were almost gone by the time she’d arrived. 

Oksana decided to plant the leftover sunflower seeds in remembrance of her home; left behind.

Imprinted in Nadia’s heart, memories of her baba Oksana’s smile and love of sunflowers.

Nadia planted sunflowers at her grave.

2019©Isadora DeLaVega

Word Count:100 words

Genre: Flash Fiction

Photo Prompt:©Ted Strutz

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*****The dictionary terms and basic forms for grandfather and grandmother in Russian are dedushka and babushka. They’re often shortened for children to ded (grandfather) or baba (grandmother).


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Friday Fictioneers – The Reunion

 It was Thursday. 

In one more day, I’ll be off to a reunion with friends from my cheerleading days.

We’d been Skyping plans for weeks. 

Checking into the hotel, the exhilaration was palpable. Adjoining rooms was perfect. 

Exhilarated, I unpacked the t-shirts I’d designed,

 ‘Eastern District High School Cheerleaders 1965’

After dinner, donning our t-shirts, we made our way to the football field.

It was the same as it had always been. 

Memories came flooding back. 

We recalled stories.

Raucous laughter and tears flowed. 

Hugs were shared.

Standing in her old spot, Mona was overcome. 

She died smiling.

2019©Isadora DeLaVega

 

Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100 words

Photo Prompt: Dale Rogerson

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*****I’ve edited the last line to say ‘Died’ instead of ‘Passed’. A writer can learn from other writers many things to improve our writing. Neil @ Neil Macdonald Author thought it was clearer if I changed it. Thanks, Neil.


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Friday Fictioneers – It’s Time to Say Goodbye

 

You left. 

Your books left behind as a reminder of your passion; reading.

 And, I spent time building something that could not be built. 

You showed me I’d counted on the illusion of my heart. 

Yes, perhaps, it’s time to say goodbye my love. 

These words you dared not want to hear. 

For our lives together can’t be built on crumbly silt of sand. 

For it would fall upon itself because we tried and failed, persisting in the dream, because I believed it would succeed.

It’s hard to distinguish whether the world we live in is a reality or delusion.

2019©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100

Photo Prompt:©CEAyr

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Update – Hurricane Dorian

Storm Flooding

Hurricane Dorian was a threat to the state of Florida. The intensity of the storm began  on August 24, 2019 and dissipated on September 12, 2019. The winds of 185 mph were the highest on record.

It was predicted to hit land on the East coast of Florida. Although I live on the West coast, the indications from weather channels warned that the effects of the storm could impact the entire state of Florida. Everyone was warned to prepare.

We were inundated with rain which caused major flooding in many areas. The extreme winds caused some damages too. 

However, the storm did its biggest damage to the Grand Bahamas and Abaco Islands before hitting our state. We were spared more severe results by divine providence. 

The hurricane caused catastrophic damage to Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands, with at least 70,000 people left homeless. ©wikipeidia

Our compassion are kindness is being tested. We must find it in our hearts to help these people who are in great need after having lost everything that is just your basic needs. They have been changed forever by their losses including family, friends and neighbors. 

Below are agencies trying to help these people find a reason to exist once again. If you can give something to their help them, please do.

Thank you, Isadora 

2019©Isadora DeLaVega

What the Islands of Abaco look like:

Residents Of Abaco Islands In Need Of Aid After Hurricane Dorian

Donations for the Victims: click on the organization below

Red Cross

Convoy of Hope 

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