Inside the Mind of Isadora


Friday Fictioneers – He Rocked


“Look, I’ve a magical wand,” Willie said.
“No, you don’t. It’s a piece of rope”.

He always found odd objects to store in those cubicles dad made for him.


Mom rocked in her chair and stared; disconnected. It all started when she was told Willie was retarded.

She screamed, “No. You’re wrong.”

They weren’t.

He was.

She was angry. She took him out of school.


He listened to music all day. Rocked his head, side to side, on his bed listening to his portable radio.

She told him he was special.

At 14, he raped her; unaware, she was his mother.

2016©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 102 words

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Nurture Yourself – Be Mindful of Your Beloved Sisters and Brothers


When we recognize our unique beloved sister or brother
who does not look like us, we can begin to build a more peaceful world.
Learn to embrace the differences we have for we are all cautiously walking our own journey of life; each of us with our own inner and outer conflicts. Peace among all sisters and brothers should be our purpose towards a better world.
Although the title of this video seems to lack what I’m saying, upon viewing you will see that it’s appropriate in showing that we are more alike then unalike.
2016©Isadora De La Vega

Where the Hell is Matt? 2012

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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Nurturing Yourself – with Autumn Colors

Autumn is a beautiful time of year. The trees are changing from their summer clothes and donning a variety of fall colors.

Beautiful crimsons, golden yellows, mustards and cadmium;

verdant grassy greens fading to blue and purple with each mornings dew;

a feast for our eyes to witness before the impending winter snows.

It’s a memory for me as I don’t experience those changes here in my beloved Florida.

A walk near the shore of the beach on a winters balmy windy day with peaceful ocean sounds has replaced those fall days I left behind.

Commune with the beauty Mother Nature has provided for you for nurturing moments.


rich, vibrant colors
clear, sunny days
crisp, cold nights
endless, star filled skies
2016©Isadora DeLaVega    

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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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***** The image above was created from a photograph of a flower I had taken.

                          art & photography 2016©Isadora DeLaVega


#Sunday Song – #Blowin’ in the Wind

dylan-dylanUnder an umbrella of controversy, Bob Dylan, wins the 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature.

Blowin’ in the Wind ……..

This prolific singer-songwriter and musician has been performing his music since the 1960s.

He’s the first American to receive the Nobel Prize since Toni Morrison in 1993.

He will receive his award on December 10th in Stockholm at age 75.

Bob Dylan- Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door “Original”

“Dylan earned the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” according to the citation by the Swedish Academy, the committee that annually decides the recipient of the Nobel Prize. The academy’s permanent secretary, Sara Danius, announced the news Thursday.” info from npr  

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Friday Fictioneers – On A Dark Night


He sat in the lamp-lit kitchen waiting.

He’d made a cup of tea for her; a morning ritual after her long night at work.

Worry increased as daylight appeared.


“It’s hauntingly dark,” she heard a voice from behind her say.

She found herself being shoved against her car.

“How come you’re out so late, honey? What do you do?”

Her hand slashed the silver blade across his throat.

Gurgles of blood oozed while he shrieked.

Inside the car, she flung the scalpel onto the floor.

As she drove away, she watched his writhing body.

“I’m a surgeon,” she said.

2016©Isadora De La Vega

Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 100

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#Hurricane Matthew Update

hurricane-matthew-hurricane-matthew-still-092916-cebWe were spared the drastic chaos of this category 5 hurricane on the west coast of Florida where I reside. If you missed my post on #hurricane #matthew click here.

Hurricane Matthew pummeled through the east coast of Florida and continued along the coast up to South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Many, many were flooded. Cars disappeared under the high-rising waters while homes were threatened with powerful winds and water destruction along with live electrical power lines which could cause fires.

The islands of Cuba, Bahamas and Haiti were devastated. Haiti was among the worst. If you’d like to donate to their recovery fund click here.

It’s the U.S. Fund for UNICEF helps save and protect the worlds most vulnerable children.
Rated one of the best charities to donate to, 90% of every dollar spent goes directly to help children.

I’m sure there are a great many organizations asking for help.

If you can find it in your heart to donate click here – please help.


We had prepared for the impending storm. There were news broadcast announcing #HurricaneMatthew’s arrival for weeks before. Having been through a few hurricanes I took their words seriously. We were fortunate to have had no incidences at all. A lot of rain and wind was all we experienced. Our family that resides on the east coast of Florida weren’t fortunate. They were without power but managed to get through until it was restored almost 18 hours later. There is still the aftermath of cleanup that comes with these hurricanes.

We all feel truly blessed with the good fortune to have been spared any discomfort. Now, it’s time to help those who weren’t spared.

Joyously appreciative and beaming with gratitude.

  Isadora  😎


#Hurricane Matthew


This last week has been a roller coaster ride.
We’ve been on hurricane watch.
Originally, it wasn’t coming our way. The islands of Cuba, Haiti and the
Bahamas were right in the eye of the storm. They were all hit. The devastation seen on television is frightening for us waiting for news of what will happen next.

We were advised to prepare with supplies of water, flash lights, batteries,
non-perishable can foods, a battery powered radio and a plastic bag with important papers.

I rode out the storm ‘Hurricane Charlie’ in 2004. One of my daughters lost her home in that one. We lost electricity and water for a week. Roads were blocked by fallen trees and debris. We had no air conditioning, no stove (electric), no water (forced bathing in our pool) and friends crashing at our place because we were slightly safer from the more severe areas.

The best predictions can’t say which way the storm is going to head.

Although it’s heading to hit the east coast of Florida, the storm surges, high winds and torrential rains will still effect me here where I live on the west coast. In addition, we have family and friends who live on the east coast in the area where the storm is supposed to hit.

I’m sure I will lose internet service. Plus, my mind isn’t in a writing mode.

Once, all is back to normal I will be back.

Stay Safe … Stay Happy … Stay in Love …



I live 2″ above the 2 AM Friday notation on the map …


Nostalgia – Ride in the Family Chevrolet

The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is ‘Nostalgia‘.  Click on the title ‘Coca-Cola Nostalgia’ to see my choice.

This story came to mind when I first saw the challenge word.

I thought I’d add it here.

Enjoy …. 😎
Chevrolet Impala A side.web Do you see the back seat in this Chevy Impala?

Do you think this was my seat in the car?

No, it was not.

My older sister sat in that seat right behind my mother.

My younger sister sat in the middle.

My 2 year old brother sat on my mothers lap.

Yes, you read that correctly.

It was way, way before car seats for children were mandatory.

If there’d been an accident, his face would’ve been mashed potatoes. The dashboard on the old cars were as hard as a wall.

chevrolet-red-dashboard-webI was on the other side of the back seat right behind my father.

There was no air conditioning. The wide windows were rolled down the minute we got in the car.
For me, the Sunday after church outings were always ‘The ride from hell’.

My fathers was a chain smoker. He smoked the best ones from that era. You know ‘Camels’, the unfiltered cigarettes.

They were very short which meant he’d light another cigarette as soon he was finished inhaling the first one.

I had the pleasure of inhaling nicotine and carcinogen chemicals on every car ride.

As the wind blew into the car, along came the smoke and ashes right at me.

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The stench and ashes in my face were disgusting.

Have you ever tasted burnt ashes??
I did. It was repulsive.

I was always car sick.

There were many times he had to stop the car so I could vomit. It wasn’t pretty.

Everyone would mock me for my delicate system and for spoiling everyones enjoyment of their Sunday drive.

We lived in a Brownstone which meant no garage.

In the summer, the seats were always scorching hot. There wasn’t a summer day I didn’t burn my skinny legs on those seat.

Eventually, after a lot of complaining, my mother decided to take a towel and lay it on the seat for us just before we’d leave.

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When we’d arrive at our destination, whether a park, the beach or one of their friends homes,

I’d have to sit until the dizzy feeling would pass.

Seltzer was the beverage I had to drink to settle my stomach while the others drank cokes.

I think about the fact that I do have those Sunday drives as a memory.
But, I just wish it could have been more fun for me.

Incidentally, I’ve never smoked because of those experiences.
Something good did come out of those Sunday rides, after all.
2016©Isadora DeLaVega

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Nurture Yourself – with Serenity

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Because of our stress filled lives, we all need to create a quiet, calm and peacefully still place where we can feel serenity.

Whether you’re someone who meditates or not the focus is to clear your mind of surging thoughts.

You need to sit quietly and focus on bringing yourself into a calm state.

It’s a difficult task because your mind wants to run back to those problems you want to solve or eliminate.

Your imagination can help with this difficult task. It can provide you with dream-like places that help you to to calm down.

I like to visualize a garden filled with flowers of every imaginable color. It’s an image that can make anyone smile.

Listening to soothing music can help bring your mind stillness.

Nurturing yourself at the end of the day can help you reach a peaceful relaxing sleep.

It can be a great health benefit. Serenity can bring back a soothing peace we’re all seeking.

Can you imagine a place of serenity?

2016©Isadora DeLaVega

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.

Kitaro – Theme From Silk Road



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