Inside the Mind of Isadora


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Mind Walking

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My mind refuses to be bound by time, space, and social norms.

I see a world that is absurd, and complex.

Some people may experience the world similarly.

They see a blue sky, white clouds, and the grey of the pavement below.

I see the world for its possibilities and for what is impossible.

I see the shades of purple in the grey cement, and hear a particular tune in the wind.

I am not bound by the boring routine of reality.

I allow my imagination to grasp me.

To guide my life.

I am a free creative spirit who’s bursting forth, and touching those around me in the most beautiful way.

2016©Isadora DeLaVega

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Rendezvous

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The phone rang.

“Hello,” she whispered softly.

“ Nereida, meet me at our usual spot on the beach.”

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Memories rapidly flooded her mind. She remembered the first time they’d met. He was walking with his metal detector along the shore. She was photographing the hazy afternoon sky. He had glanced her way.

“Do you always photograph people passing by?”, he said.

“No, only the good looking ones,” she replied.

Thus, the beginning of what would turn out to be a whirlwind romance.

He’d found an antique timepiece that day. It would be her wedding gift.

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“I’ll bring the bordeaux,” he quickly added.

“I can’t wait”.

She hung up the phone and smiled.

“I wonder who that was”.

2016©Isadora De La Vega

 

 

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Genre: Flash Fiction

 

 

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Sunday Song – Love is in the Air

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Love is a feeling of beautiful want

one person can bring to your Heart,

and a feeling of Loneliness deep down inside

whenever you must be part
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Love is in the Air music by John Paul Young

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Nurture Yourself – Clarity of Mind

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Clarity (claridad, limpidez – Spanish) is to be free from cloudiness, obscurity and mind blurred thoughts. It’s a state of mind quality that is clear; transparent and lucid.

When there are many stressful issues in our lives, past or present, burdening our mind clarity becomes a veiled blur.

Simple decisions or choices become overwhelming.

Our navigation through the fog of indecision brings us down; especially, if situations don’t turn out the way we expect.

It’s similar to the delusional, ever lurking word hope. If our hopeful expectations don’t happen the way we hoped they would, there’s a downward spiral of sadness and, sometimes,  depression from disappointment.

We doubt ourselves.

Sometimes, we can’t decide what we want to do with our lives, our careers or
our relationships.

Clarity of mind includes having clarity of passion, too.

A lucid mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.

Sitting quietly, having moments of deep meditation helps us to see through those murky foggy places that need clearing.

In opening your mind’s eye to clarity, you begin to change into a radiant you.

If you’re reading this, you’ve survived your entire life up until this point.
You’ve survived traumas, heartbreak, devastation, and the different phases of your life.

And, here you are …

Are you taking time to lift your veil of darkness in order to have more clarity?
~~~Namaste~~~
Isadora
2016©Isadora DeLaVega

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Namaste
I honor the place in you
in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you
which is of Love, and of Truth,
of Light and of Peace.
When you are in that place in you
and I am in that place in me.
We are One.

Music Meditation

BERNWARD KOCH – The Silver Veil

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Sunday Song – St. James Infirmary

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Autographed photo of Pete Fountain @ Pete’s Place

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The great and beloved clarinetist Pete Fountain’s died Saturday, August 6, 2016 of heart failure, according to his son-in-law/manager Benny Harrell. He was 86.

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I met Pete Fountain when I took my husband to New Orleans for his birthday in 1966. Jazz was, is and will always been a big part of his life. Fountain was his clarinet idol since the day he picked up the instrument.

We were visiting many, many night clubs while vacationing. We came across Pete Fountain’s club on Bourbon Street called  ‘Pete’s Place’. We made reservations for that evening.

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From my Scrapbook – Pete’s Place

There was no fee to get in but there was a drink minimum of $4.50 per person. This was in 1966. As non-drinkers, we had to consume a lot of soda to meet that fee.

He was exceptional as a showman. During his 20 minute intermission, he came over to our table. You can imagine how awestruck my husband was. We thought he was coming over to us because of all the cheering during his performance.

Instead, he came over to us and said, “Hey kids, how would you like to come back stage after the show and take lots of pictures.”

It’s should be no surprise that we said, “Yes, at the same time”.

“Great! Because your flash is blinding me,” he said with a chuckle as he walked away.

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From my Scrapbook – Me & Pete Fountain

Pete Fountain brought the New Orleans Jazz style to mainstream music through his many solo appearances on the Lawrence Welk and Johnny Carson shows.

Peter Dewey Fountain Jr. was born in New Orleans on July 3, 1930, and was exposed from an early age to the lively small-group jazz that was an integral part of that city’s atmosphere. Inspired by Benny Goodman and the New Orleans clarinetist Irving Fazola and by a family doctor who recommended that he learn a wind instrument to strengthen his weak lungs. He began playing clarinet at age 12. 2016©Los Angeles Times

The World of Jazz has lost a great musician.
R.I.P. Pete Fountain

2016©Isadora DeLaVega

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I’m Addicted

WARNING – An unusual post for me – Joke may be a bit BLUE

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Today is Wednesday in these here parts of Florida.  I’m mentioning this for those of you who reside in other places.

Yesterday, Tuesday, I realized that I’m addicted to my tech toys.

My electric was off which meant nothing was working.

Yes, I did pay my bill.

Yes, we’ve had some very, very high winds because of tropical storm Earl. He decided to by-pass my area but the rains

must have flooded power lines.

Candlelight is nice for a romantic evening.

But, no phone, , no cell, no computer, no television – Tuesday night is America’s Got Talent – I need to vote for the best talent.

Begrudgingly, I took out a book to read on my Kindle which has a small light besides the bright screen.

I wasn’t happy.

I wanted to catch-up on some blogs; I wanted to post something. I wanted to check-up on my kids and grandkids on FB.

Then, I realized how awful that was.

At one time, a book or a mind expanding scrabble game would have taken precedence over electronics.

I wanted a pick-me-up. I took a joke book from my office book shelf and with a flashlight started to recite a joke to hubby.

Then, he recited one back to me. Before we knew it, we were laughing hysterically.

Perhaps, the glass of wine – Mmmm .. maybe, two – helped.

For your laughing pleasure … here is one joke that had me laughing hysterically.

Of course, besides the wine, it may be funny because I went to Catholic school.

Enjoy …

Isadora

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Three nuns who had recently died were on their way to heaven. At the pearly gates they were met by St. Peter.

Around the gates there was a collection of lights and bells.

St. Peter stopped them and told them that they would each have to answer a question before they could enter through the pearly gates.

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 St. Paul: “What were the names of the two people in the garden of Eden?”


1st nun: “Adam and Eve.

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The lights flashed the bells rang and in she went through the pearly gates.

St. Paul: “What did Adam eat from the forbidden tree ?”

2nd nun: “An apple.

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The lights flashed the bells rang and in she went through the pearly gates.

St. Paul: “What was the first thing Eve said to Adam ?”

3rd nun: After a few minutes of thinking she says “Gosh, that’s a hard one!”


The lights flashed …

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Nurture Yourself – Be a Free Spirit

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Dancing is very freeing. Many people believe that
you must follow certain guidelines to be a dancer.

Isadora Duncan believed in an unrestrained style of dance.
She’s been credited with moving dance away from strict formal structures
towards more free-flowing forms of personal expression.

Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan – Solo (Tamara Rojo, The Royal Ballet)

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The free spirit that was Isadora Duncan was tragically silenced

when she was killed in a terrible car accident at Nice on the Riviera, France.

The eccentric, world famous, dancer and pioneer of a new style of progressive dance was killed.

During a test drive for a car she was interested in purchasing,

her Spanish shawl was caught in the mechanism of the front wheel of her car.

A devastating ending to a forward thinking dance artist.

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Let your inner dance spirit come out to play.

Be in your own dance world.
In Love and Light ….
2016©Isadora DeLaVega

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Namaste
I honor the place in you
in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you
which is of Love, and of Truth,
of Light and of Peace.
When you are in that place in you
and I am in that place in me.
We are One.

~~~~~~~~~

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Peaceful Sanctuary

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Bright azure skies,
crimson flowers.
A peaceful spot
to sit for
hours and hours.

Soft, muted moments
to gather calm,
in restful simplicity.

An unobtrusive sanctuary,
on a summer afternoon.
A painting
for our eyes
to glimpse upon.

2016©Isadora DeLaVega

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Sunday Song – They Say It’s Your Birthday

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Today, I’m adding a song about celebrating birthday’s.

I’ve been celebrating the entire month of July even though my birthday

is officially on July 20th.

It’s my special day. No one can take it from me. I’m special on that day.

So, I shall be a bit self-indulgent and add the great Beatles Song:

They Say It’s Your Birthday (Beatles Birthday Remix)

Yes, that’s me in my pool.

Yes, I wear a hat to shade my skin from the sun.

Yes, I wear sunglasses because my eyes are sensitive to the sun.

Yes, I wear water shoes because I don’t like to walk bare footed.

Yes, I’m wearing a sun reflective shirt to keep the UV rays from burning my skin.

Yes, I do doggie paddle swim but prefer sitting under the waterfall.

Just a bit about the “Birthday Girl.”

2016©Isadora DeLaVega

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Age is strictly a case

of mind over matter.

If you don’t mind,

it doesn’t matter.

©Jack Benny

 

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