Not My Door (Whilst in the Middle of a Good Book)

I finished reading Villette by Charlotte Bronte (1853) last night, felt I could remain within its mists even after the book ended, a ponderous read that I feel safe within… I took these photos on the spot yesterday early afternoon walking around after reading, was still in the middle of Villette. 📷 … Not My…… Continue reading Not My Door (Whilst in the Middle of a Good Book)

It Is May Again…

Just give me two plums and a classic book to read and I’m good. I have a flower in a book that has remained closed for a month to be opened again in just three days. I learned that books are best treasured well by supporting their spines (kind of like babies), and that may…… Continue reading It Is May Again…

Spa Time at Home and a Couple of Phrases to Mend

Feb. 11, ’22, needs improvement 🙂 March 22, ’22 I have taken out my newly-written ghazal poem (on my laptop) ‘tho I’d first thought it might still be too hot to my touch but it wasn’t and was ready to read. Reading it aloud I can see it is almost complete, but just one line…… Continue reading Spa Time at Home and a Couple of Phrases to Mend

Celestial Things

Mon., Feb. 28th ’22, updated this post. *the moon, to admire day or night … Yesterday late afternoon when the sun began to lower … Mon., Feb. 28, ’22: This morning, I set a new small painting upon the wall to rest awhile. My inspiration for it began with the sky, imagined; the painting will…… Continue reading Celestial Things

The Sky Full of Blush with a Very Golden Moon

We had a silent literary salon today—we looked at the sky: through the window, I noticed just how the two pines are entwined and that there are three different greens, one much like the very feathery white-green of winter, and we read📕O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. That’s the evening sky above, with sufficient blush, and…… Continue reading The Sky Full of Blush with a Very Golden Moon

Author and Poet, May Ziadeh’s Birthday

Happy birthday, Mayy! 😊💕136 never looked so good! (…and that is earth yrs.) 😊🎊 … b. Feb. 11, 1886 in Nazareth, lived in Egypt and Lebanon, d. Oct. 17, 1941 in Cairo. May Elias Ziadeh was a writer and editor, author of poetry, biographies and fiction, knew nine languages, was a speaker, translator, and tutor,…… Continue reading Author and Poet, May Ziadeh’s Birthday

A Sketch Just Because…and More Happiness…Continues

Beginning with Feb. 2, ’22: Maybe sketch something just because it is fun to do. I did this one earlier… Masquerade Party—the masks left behind are still lively…and a little boat that is a coconut! This dream lady is flying up to give someone a fully blossomed flower… This sketch wasn’t made to be a…… Continue reading A Sketch Just Because…and More Happiness…Continues