I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 

” I am one of the searchers. There are, I believe millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power, its unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty. We like forests and mountains, deserts and hidden rivers, and the lonely cities as well. We search for that which our heart and soul yearns for, we may never find just what we are looking for, but we know there is magic in everything we discover. We keep searching, and unearthing things about ourselves that make us want to search more. We are the explorer,  and life is our map” ~Mary Costanza~

    

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Yep, this pretty much sums up how I feel! Why I feel this way, I have no idea. I’m pretty content with my life, yet there’s this yearning deep inside…(I still believe I was a gypsy in a past life and she’s awakening?!) Some days, I want to search, and search, and then search some more, until I find what I’m looking for. Other days, not so much, because I have no clue what it is I am searching for.(which now has me singing that U2song in my head!)

 That’s part of the adventure, I guess. Everything’s a mystery and there’s a big ole world out there waiting for me to explore…waiting for me to see, to feel, to figure out. There’s magic in that mystery though, magic in the search……..so long as I’m searching, there’s magic to be had!!!  So, do I really want to find the unnameable thing that I’m looking for?!?!
  

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Review of “The Weight of Snow” by Novel Idea Reviews

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Bri Bruce Productions

Rating: ★★★★★
B.L. Bruce’s use of words is absolutely beautiful in The Weight of Snow: New & Selected Poems. Each poem allows you to easily picture the beauty of nature as observed by the author. The collection of poems in this book are very unique and showcase the power of winter on the natural world and how it can also affect the mind and body of all who observe  and experience it.
The Weight of Snow is certainly a different read for me, but it shares many similarities with the typical dystopian theme I typically read. Winter is seen by many as the season where all things die and prepare for re-birth in the coming Spring, something that is common in many dystopian novels. I believe this theme is clearly displayed in the poems in this book.
It is a fantastic read and one that can be enjoyed time…

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I’m Feeling The Love ❤️

It’s Tuesday, so once again it’s shovel time…time to starting digging, and writing along with Calen over at Impromptu Promptlings Sandbox Challenge 12: What makes you feel loved?

“Love is the most amazing feeling in the world. Let me double check. Yep, love is a feeling.”   ~Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages~
My Jim…for so many reasons. This is my second marriage. First time around I was young (19) and had no clue. Though I did know, deep inside, that there was something always missing. 3 children, 2 separations and 20 years of marriage had me no closer to figuring it out. Then I met Jim…….that something that was missing, was no longer. I can’t tell you to this day, what ‘it’ was. But for the first time in my life, I was ‘awake’  and discovering love for the very first time. What makes me feel loved?  He gets me, all of me…and he likes me. 

  
We talk, about everything…and even better…when we’re sitting in silence, it’s comfortable. He’s gotten up at midnight to make me a grilled cheese sandwich just because I couldn’t sleep and I said I was craving one…..for Valentine’s Day last year, we stayed up late, drank lots of cheap wine and danced to 70’s Love Songs…..I was feeling the love ❤️🍷

  
And he leaves me notes/poems, sometimes handwritten, sometimes printed out….

  
What makes me feel loved…..getting artwork from my grandchildren unexpectedly…🎨

  
….or an unexpected dragonfly from a beautiful soul of a friend just because….

  
What makes me feel loved?! These faces….my children, who show me every single day what unconditional love is…..for they’ve forgiven me for past hurts…..they make me laugh! 

  

It’s Somebody’s Birthday 🎈

No joy on earth brings greater pleasure than a grandchild to love and treasure. 💙   
Cannot believe how fast the time goes. Happy 4th birthday to my little man Landon, who’s not so little anymore! I love you 💙💙💙❤️❤️❤️
“If we all could see the world through the eyes of a child, we would see the magic in everything.”

Thank you Landon, for letting Nana see the magic through your eyes ❤️💙

  

Getting Lost In The 80’s

Monday Music Medicine Show: Remember When The 80’s I loved the music of the 80’s……I can go in so many directions with this…and just might!! lol

First up….nothing says the 80’s for me like big hair(yes I had it) and Bon Jovi!

(Me and my dad summer of ’88)
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Roxette…Look Sharp…One of my fav. albums

And it’s just not 80’s without some Boy George


So love this little blast from the past!!’