Inside the Mind of Isadora


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Crimson Creative Challenge – The Lost Tour

It is impotant that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes.

We need to learn from our errors and move on … ©anonymous

When the ship docked, we disembarked and signaled the cab that would be taking us to the pyramids.

It was a two-hour ride to Chichen Itza, the Temple of the Kukulcan, the archeological site.

Our friends had advised us to skip the costly ships tour and opt for a cab instead. We would be there with the same people we had been sailing with but for less money. Herbert was frugal about spending money, he thought it was a good idea. 

The driver, who spoke little English, took us down unexpected bumpy unpaved roads. We barely spoke more than a few sentences in Spanish. 

He said he had driven to Chichen Itza many times. We had our doubts. It was 2 1/2 hours since we departed the pier. Oh my, would the headlines read:

“Lost tourists, eaten by wild animals at dusk.” 

Eventually, our driver seemed less confident about where he was going. He thought he had made a wrong turn. I guess that’s why the road was unpaved. 

Frustrated, he found a road that led to his home. It was an old wooden shack in dire need of repair, and you might say dilapidated. 

Although fearful, we exited the car and met his mother, sister, and brother-in-law. They welcomed us with huge smiles. Their children played on dirt floors while a baby slept in a hammock. They insisted we sit and eat something. 

It was a pleasant visit. We learned a lot about their Mayan customs and cultural traditions. 

We never made it to the pyramids. But, we arrived back at our ship with more knowledge about the Mayan people than we would have on a pricier tour.

Sometimes, a mishap can turn into a beautiful experience.

2022©Isadora DeLaVega

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Crimson Creative Challenge – #182

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge – Cultural Exchange

Laughter is the best medicine …

Traveling through the jungle had been brutal. The heat had overcome many.

Walking along, we see many homes that the opposing tribes had destroyed. Remnants of brick walls were the only signs.

The tour guide told us we would learn many things about the Watusi culture, including their healthy lifestyle.

I was excited about learning all of these new things.

Soon, the Watusi shaman was telling us about their exercises and dances.
I was in awe when they began to dance.

The exercise works wonders on circulation. Watusi tribe members originated it. It also slims you down without medication.

I have been doing the exercises and workout moves since I arrived home from my vacation. I’m feeling much better already. I recommend you start right away.

This video shows what you should do daily to help with leg and knee pain and stiffness.

Once a day is sufficient for assured success! Enjoy …

2022©Isadora DeLaVega

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Crimson Creative Challenge – #178

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Sunday Song – Jazz Tunes

Musical tones bring joy and happiness within, dance captures sound in every step in time.

The blues tells a story in itself. It can make you happy or give you a feeling to swing.

Etta James and B.B. King – There’s Something on Your Mind

paintings by Artist Amanda Cass

LOVE : the way to LOVE anything deeply is to realize it may be lost to you one day.

John Coltrane  &  Johnny Hartman     My One and Only You

paintings by Puerto Libre 

Smile – for it takes less muscles to smile than frown

 Images on the videos are exceptional … enjoy this weeks Jazz tunes …

Madeleine Peyroux – Smile

paintings by Puerto Libre


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Crimson’s Creative Challenge – Spring Dawn

Love is not seasonal, plant your seeds today …

Spring Dawn

Every flower 

of every tomorrow

is a seed well planted 

on a winter’s day

Then, earth awakens.

The wonder of another season

bringing colorful flowers

For Spring’s debut

2022©Isadora DeLaVega

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Crimson Creative Challenge – #176

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Crimson Creative Challenge – Never Forget

Never lose sight of where you’re going …

Never forget where you’ve been …

 

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico       Photography©Isadora DeLaVega

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Never forget the people who 

travel with you, 

 on your journey within.

2022©Isadora DeLaVega

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Crimson Creative Challenge – #175

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Crimson Creative Challenge – Dancing on Still Waters

D  ancing on still waters.

U  nable to fly.

C  an I just float for ever?

K  indly come back again.

2022©Isadora DeLaVega

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Crimson Creative Challenge – #173

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A Songbird’s Trill


Peacefulness surrounds me

 as I hear a songbird’s trill.

There are times to be quiet

and time to be peaceful.

No peace is greater 

than the one within yourself.

 I drift away so peacefully.

 Be peaceful

 2022©Isadora DeLaVega

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Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Still Life

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*****Image by Светлана Бердник from Pixabay


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Burning Love


Your love is like a storm of fire

Surrounding me whenever you appear

Sensations, from the heat of your caress,

Burn quickly, through my skin, to scorch my heart,

Your kisses kindle major fires

That flare with craving intensity;

And, when we kiss, the passion that transpires

Ignite the flames of enormous desires.

The flames consume me,

But, the vehement passions are sweet.

They burn and burn, but I relish the heat.

 2022©Isadora DeLaVega

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Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Lovers

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Crimson Creative Challenge – Dream

May all your dreams

on a dark starless night,

take you on a flight

of peaceful repose.

For, tonight is dark,

and fearsome too

but in the morning light 

the sun rises anew.

2022©Isadora DeLaVega

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Crimson Creative Challenge – #172

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