About Me

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–  Everything is an Imitation of an Idea  –

 

Written in 2012

We’re in desperate need of quality time and simplicity. So the scarcity of it led me here. There were two reasons I started this blog (1) to share all types of stories without needing the “permission” of a publisher or the “acceptance” of an agent and (2) to create a reason for making time to write. But it turned out to be a blog of poetry. I had never written poetry before. I am surely an outsider when it comes to writing it too. So, why did I choose poetry? I will not say that it chose me 🙂 –  maybe it’s a way to find myself. . . Oh, and discovering interesting stories in endless blogs by fascinating people like you, is the reason I will always keep coming back (2012). 

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Written in 2014

This blog originally wanted to share short stories, free verse poetry, and extracts of longer stories; to take you away without leaving your home. My wish was to entertain and to stimulate emotions, so when you’d visit me from time to time, I’d take you on a journey; whether brief or long with the desire to make it worth your while – or at least the intent to put a smile on your day. And now I’d like to shift the purpose to a new journey, one I welcome you to take with me. Teaching for many years, what I found most interesting was the moment students would let me into their world. The stories they’d share. The title “In the Depths of Darkness” was chosen on a difficult day; a day that stopped a quest I was so intent on taking but since then, I realized that labeling days as good or bad, takes away from the true meaning of a day. So, the title has been changed to “Luve – Knots” only to move forward, and to now focus on the moments we come alive (2014).

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Now – 2020

Looking back now, the reason for this blog was to record my quest – they one and only one, that is still moving forward; I didn’t know that when I started the blog. In 2012, it seemed to have no other purpose than to try and master the art of writing poetry – I will say I did not master this art at all, but I did enjoy the journey. Yes, this blog seemed to have no purpose, as one of my colleagues once pointed out to me, but it did help me find my purpose and that “one word” that many seem to be talking about these days.

A thing I valued since I was a five-year-old toddler playing in a sandbox without a worry in the world. And yes, we all have a “one word” as we all know well 🙂 one which defines what is most important to us, lurking in the background of everything we do and love; and it’s not money!

So, with this arduous time, we are all facing at the moment, I choose to spend it experiencing my one word – no matter what tomorrow brings. All days are a blessing like a true friend – and no matter what life throws at us, as long as we can see or imagine the light at the end of that tunnel, we will get through it. Keep in mind that everything will be as it is meant to be in the end; no need to fear the darkness.

As of today, March 25th, 2020 – my mission will be to bring light to the darkness, which serves no purpose to us. 

Thank you for the visit and, bless you and your loved ones!

P.S.   XXX

My One Word . . . 

Ithaka

TRANSLATED BY EDMUND KEELEY
As you set out for Ithaka
hope your road is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them:
you’ll never find things like that on your way
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
as long as a rare excitement
stirs your spirit and your body.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
wild Poseidon—you won’t encounter them
unless you bring them along inside your soul,
unless your soul sets them up in front of you.
Hope your road is a long one.
May there be many summer mornings when,
with what pleasure, what joy,
you enter harbors you’re seeing for the first time;
may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
to buy fine things,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
sensual perfume of every kind—
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
and may you visit many Egyptian cities
to learn and go on learning from their scholars.
Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you’re destined for.
But don’t hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you’re old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you’ve gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.
Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her, you wouldn’t have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.
And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you’ll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.
Constantine P. Cavafy (first published, 1911)

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