Jusjojan and SoCS – The Watcher

For Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday and Jusjojan prompts

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “ow.” Find a word that contains “ow” or use it as a word in your post. Have fun!

time goes by

The Watcher

We give them life
we watch them grow
we see them learn
but even so
we cannot help but wonder
what future lies ahead
like tracks on new-fallen snow
we savor ever step
watching the way they go
’til one day we discover
the child we reared is grown
busy now with jobs and life
and children of their own

Return to Pooh Corner ~ Kenny Loggins

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

#Jusjojan day 3- Poke

It’s strange how beautiful things
have sharp edges that poke
if you’re not careful

People can be like that sometimes
you have to work your way carefully
around sharp points and edges

Until one day you find
that it’s the sharp edges
that made it worthwhile

“You are a strange kind of beautiful
the type of magic that foolish men
run away from
and run back to when it’s too late.”
~ Rudy Francisco

Beautiful Diaster ~ Kelly Clarkson

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

JusJoJan day 2 – Crystals


For Linda’s #jusjojan challenge

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 2nd, 2020, is “a picture you’ve taken in the last week.” If you don’t want to share the photo itself, talk about it. If you haven’t taken any photos, talk about a moment you wish you had. Have fun!

frozen fog dec 2019
branch on my tree Dec 2019

These crystalline points are caused by a phenomnon known as “frozen fog.” This ear is the first time I have witnessed it and I am in awe.

Ice Crystals

Winds from the North,
fog blowing in
temperatures dropping,
it’s time to begin
Mother Nature’s misty show
in frozen perfection,
crystals now to grow

Crystal – Stevie Nicks

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

#Jusjojan — Intentions

jjj-2019.jpgdancers gypsies

My first entry for #jusjojan – I find it fascinating that this is 2020, just like hindsight is 20/20, and it’s always easier to look back and criticize than to look forward and dream. I do not make resolutions they are too confining and demanding for this stage of my life. Too negative. I set intentions, visualizations of the life I would like to live this year, and I plan. How will it all come about? We shall see … we shall see.

2020 Intentions

This year I intend to live my life Louder
To sing and laugh loudly and more often
To wear more hats and sparkly T-shirts

This year I will be awed
by the perfection of a single rose
and the beauty of a weed in the sidewalk

This year I will splash in more puddles
remember that life is better barefoot
and that music is the key to the soul

This year I will dance under the moon,
stare at the night sky, read poetry
and ponder the big questions

I will cherish tiny moments of perfection
look for everyday epiphanies
seek the sacred in the ordinary

I will take a step outside
and dance in the rain
to find the mystical in the mundane

Warning — Jenny Joseph

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP