• 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…

  • Blog,  Monday's Muse,  The Witch Queen of Celmarra,  Writing

    The Fickle Muse

    Happy Monday everyone. I am stuck in my house today. Winter has finally arrived in Texas. I awoke around four this morning to ice and sleet and a little bit of snow cracking on my windowpanes. I do believe I am a captive in my house for the next few days…or at least until I get bored and decide I really need to get away from my kids who will have managed to drive me crying into my closet (the one with the padded walls, necessary food and wine products, and the soundproof walls) by tomorrow. Ice day today means no school, and it’s very likely that school will be…

  • Monday's Muse,  Poetry

    Monday’s Muse: Second Chances

    Here’s yet another post where a poem is just going to have to say it all. An original by me. Hope you had a great weekend. xo Jesi Second Chances By Jessica Scott   Life is gone, the flower has bloomed and faded, is withered brown, and drying on the stalk. Winter has sent it to its rest. There is no spring coming to breathe new life into it.   But the seeds the flower created, hope in miniature, They hold the promise of a brighter future, Not for the one that died, But for those who come after. 00

  • Blog,  Holidays

    Summer Is Officially Over

    This morning I had to actually wear a jacket while waiting with Jack for the school bus to arrive. Sometime over the weekend the morning temperature changed and there is a chill in the air now that wasn’t there before. Despite the official calendar date, Mother Nature has decided summer is officially done. The fact that it corresponded with the calendar is just coincidence, but a decided timely one. I’m still trying to get over that I needed a jacket. I didn’t need one yesterday, but today I did. Ah, Mother Earth, what a sense of humor you have. I love this time of year. When I was younger Winter…

  • Journal,  Life,  Random,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized,  Writing

    Sneak Peek of The Fall

    I couldn’t find anything to blog about today, but, after getting some laundry and cleaning done, I was able to sit down and start yet another story. I know, I know. I really should work on one of the other two, but this one just came to me and I had to write as much of it down as I could so I wouldn’t forget it. Then the story just kept going, and the only reason I’ve stopped now is so I can get a post in before midnight. What this means for you, dear readers, is that you get a sneak peek of the story. I am having so…

  • Journal,  Life,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Do You See What I’m Up Against?

    Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous day in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. We welcomed March in with an 80°F day. It was fantastic. I wanted to get a picture of my neighborhood yesterday so I could show you why my allergies are so bad lately. But I got busy and failed to capture a picture. Today, however, we were bombarded with temperatures below freezing, and waves of ice pellets that literally rained down like beads dropping from a broken necklace, and sounding like glass against the windowpanes. During a lull, I went outside and grabbed a picture of the neighborhood. This is shot number one: And number two: So, now you can…

  • change,  Encouragement,  Journal,  Life,  Motivation,  Random,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Do You Have the Fire?

    I love the Olympics! Summer, Winter, I love them both. I remember watching Mary Lou Retton win her gold medals in 1984, and my favorite figure skating performance was in the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics where Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean performed to Ravel’s Bolero. I was 12 years old. Two years ago my son Sean and I watched as Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian ever. That’s what I find incredible and wonderful about the Olympics. You can see one event or one performance and you carry it with you for a lifetime. My son will remember that for the rest of his life, as I remember the…