• Compassion,  poetry,  Writing

    Something To Think About Today

      The Homeless By Jessica Scott   North winds blow winter’s chill across a bleak and dreary landscape. Trees bereft of leaves bear small resemblance to their grand summer counterparts, looking more like stick figure apparitions with moaning countenances. Still, I love the cold and otherworldly beauty in the seeming death of nature. There’s hope hidden in every hibernating leaf bud, the promise of spring in evergreen bushes.   As I gaze through frost-painted windows, warm in my nest with a cup of tea at hand, I watch the small brown birds that live in the holly on the other side of the glass pane huddle together and I wonder…

  • OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015,  Poetry

    Once Upon A Winter Day

    I can say with no small amount of truth that I didn’t see this poem coming. To say it took me by surprise is an understatement, and I am truly trying to keep the tears from falling as I write this for you. Today’s prompt was to write about a color and your memories attached to it. As I said…I didn’t see where this prompt would take me. I wanted to write about the color of the sky right before it rains and the newly leaved tree against that sky because those are my favorite colors. I wanted to write about all of the colors and how cancer comes in…

  • 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion,  Blog,  Compassion

    Countdown to Friday

    So, those of us participating in #1000Speak Voices For Compassion are supposed to do a little reveal of what our post is going to be about Friday. I really thought about it. I’ve had my idea in mind for about a week and have been working as often as I can on my post. But I’ve decided I’m not going to reveal it to you. I love surprises and I don’t like easy hints that give the surprise away. (I’m pretty good at guessing by the way-psst Denise…when you said you had a secret, the first thought that went through my head was “she’s coming down for a visit-yeah…our ESP…