Inside the Mind of Isadora


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Friday Fictioneers – He Rocked

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“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.

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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.

Blame.

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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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.

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rich, vibrant colors
clear, sunny days
crisp, cold nights
endless, star filled skies
AUTUMN
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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***** The image above was created from a photograph of a flower I had taken.

                          art & photography 2016©Isadora DeLaVega


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#Hurricane Matthew

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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 …

Isadora

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


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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

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.

Kitaro – Theme From Silk Road

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****Photograph ‘Beach Sunset’©Isadora DeLaVega

****Limited time has forced me to re-blog an older post.

****For those who havent’ seen it …. ENJOY !!!

****For those who have seen it …. ENJOY !!!


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Trees – Trees

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Home of the bees,

Home of the seeds,

the buds, 
and the leaves…

Home of a bird, 
a chipmunk, 
a bat…

Trees make their own food, 
but never get fat!!!

They live quite a while,


like a very long time,

Get older than Grandpa,

And Grandma combined!

For tens, 
and hundreds,

and thousands of years,


they give shade to our picnics,

and food to our deer’s…

And all trees make flowers,



and all trees make fruits,



and all trees have trunks,

and all trees have roots…

From bananas

To chestnuts,

To apples,

To plums,

Trees give us good food,

They’re really our chums!

We use sap to make syrup,

and rubber, and fuel,

we use wood to make chairs,



to sit down at school…

But without all your help,


And without your concern,

We won’t have enough trees,

And for trees we will yearn,

Because trees give us things,


That we need to survive,

Like O2 (or oxygen) to breathe,

To live and to thrive…

And trees don’t take much,


for all that they give,

They only need sunlight,


And water to live…


Well maybe some soil,

To hold themselves up,

And maybe some love,

So they don’t get cut up…

Cut down or cut up,

however you view it,

we all need green trees,

so save one, 
just do it!!!

©2016

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100 TPC 2016 – Artists for Change – Environment 

*****photography by Isadora DeLaVega

https://isadoraartandphotography.com/

 


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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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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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Anniversary Al & Isa.webHappy 51 Anniversary to my Special Love 

Panin Pavel Tango for Love

 

 

 


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Nurture Yourself – I Wish You

Nurturing Yourself - 6162016.webWhen there is PAIN, I wish you PEACE.

Where there is SELF-DOUBTING, I wish you a renewed

CONFIDENCE in your ability to work through it.

Where there is TIREDNESS and EXHAUSTION,

I wish you UNDERSTANDING, PATIENCE and Strength.

Where there is FEAR, I wish you COURAGE and LOVE.

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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