Heart Poured Out

“A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away. ” — George Eliot

Perceptions

noon hour dismal gray reminds me how I feel no special reason for feeling forlorn light snowflakes fall flail down the bare earthen land  mystifying broken bare branches strewn across the yard an irritated wind tweaked them off their limbs like a manicure a few days before glassy snow crystals gleemed at me I wanted…

One Room School House

I feel quite excited to actually get a photo of probably one of the last public one-room school houses at least in these parts. Again, snow filled ditches kept me away from getting closer, but I wanted to make sure this photo was taken. I am hoping that when spring thaw has finished its course,…

Abandoned

When I stopped to take a photo of this abandoned home, the first thing that crossed my mind was, ‘look at all the additions’. Not knowing who had lived here, I assumed that the family kept getting larger, thus requiring more space. However, I did know families who had seven, eight children living in a…

The Good Wife: Expectation Vs Reality

Originally posted on Insidethelifeofmoi:
Ideas of the perfect wife surround us on a day-to-day basis. Domestic goddesses dominate our screens, as do steamy love scenes filled with passion and spontaneity. The media’s idea of the modern day wife is of course fabricated and is therefore an inaccurate representation of what actually happens behind marital doors. Sure…

Six Points of Interest in the Life of Elizabeth Romanova

Elizabeth Ramonova, grand-daughter of Queen Victoria This true story of a German Princess wears wearily on my heart.  I happened on this while searching for wedding dresses in the late 1800′s to go with a poem I was writing. Elizaveta Fedorovna (Elizabeth Romanova), a German princess in 1880s-90s Russia, where she married the fifth son…