| HEAL |
Each note ripples in time, the sound from how hard we hit the ground fading like the echo of a weighty fall
They sing of how it felt when we once flapped these broken wings
A view from entreaty
A sound of silence.
The heart Calling to hope that once made us soar.
How high can you reach before you fall, how low will you stay before you try again.
How far can you wander, and you are lost again
Have you found comfort in this empty room?
Do you now consider withholding all you once gave freely?
You know where the safe place is, yet you create another of your own design and comfort. But I see through the dark circles you made.
Lay loose your own chains, you hold the keys. Take from me your new wings. Know that I will not give you a new thing that will cause you pain.
Reclaim your freedom
Recall the days of filial moments.
Eagles were made to fly, so they rise to fly. Hearts were made to love, so they love again.
Cremate these moments into time, let them beautify your book of days
Say this to your wounds
heroes were made from falling. Soldiers wear wounds as badges and warriors cant, but rise again.
There are over a billion creatures waiting outside this room
Over ten thousand souls to feed.
Come back home dear child there is a feast in your name.
Excerpts from HEAL (Come Away) ♦'delani .
How was everyone's weekend? I did a lot of traveling so I could visit my friend up in CT, but that just means I had hella reading time! I finished I'll Give You the Sun, which literally had me crying on the train. Such a beautiful book! I also finished my Fahrenheit 451 audiobook, which I enjoyed a lot less but I see why it's become a classic.
Time to catch up on #JulyLitWrit prompts!
2️⃣1️⃣ most unique setting you've ever read: the Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfeld, which is in part why it's my favorite. It's set in an alternate reality version of WW1 in which they have steampunk war machines and mutant animals instead of modern weapons.
2️⃣2️⃣ favorite titles. I tend to love YA Contemporary titles the best. "I'll Give You the Sun", "Looking for Alaska", "Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" all have an intriguing whimsy to them that I'm really drawn to!
2️⃣3️⃣ favorite mythical creature to write. Dragons 🐉 Though in my #campnanowrimo WIP I'm having a lot of fun writing about nymphs!
@tyffany.h tagged me to post #tenthingsthatmakemehappy 💕 Thanks for the positivity girl
1️⃣ writing!! 2️⃣ reading!! 3️⃣ coffee
4️⃣ my doggos
6️⃣ bookstagram & Twitter
7️⃣ good music 🎶
9️⃣ my city 🌃
🔟 my friends, both IRL and online 💕
I was also tagged by @amanda.the.bookish to #spellmynameinbooks 💕
📚 G - Great Gatsby
📚 R - Ruin & Rising
📚 A - Afterworlds
📚 C - Catcher in the Rye
📚 E - Eloise
It’s impossible to pick ten pictures of our four days at The Crystal Cottage, but here is a quick few slides of the atmosphere and energy from our 3rd Annual Rhinebeck Residency. We could not have imagined a more insightful, open, and curious group of residents, so thank you, @bng.design, @chriskojzar, @zortianographer, and @paulettejonguitud for your attitudes, approaches, and willingness to engage and exchange. And thank you so much to our host, @tatianaserafin, for once again opening the @crystal.cottage for The Seventh Wave. This weekend will not be fading anytime soon. 🌊👋🏼💥 #TSWIRL#rhinebeck#residency#crystalcottage#artmagazine#socialissues#amwriting#writersofinstagram#artistsoninstagram
If you haven't read Eat Pray Love by @elizabeth_gilbert_writer , I suggest you do RIGHT NOW! This book entered my life at quite the perfect time, and I'm so glad it came across my path. ✨ #eatpraylove ---
Also, a new post post is up: How to emerge from your Writing Slump. Hooray! The link is in my bio, go check it out! 💕
I'm a forest creature currently stuck in a ferry terminal on my way across the Baltic sea and I have a terrible headache. Tourists make my head hurt. Sometimes I wish humans were a bit more like trees. 🌲🍃
Some people get 'Hangry' if they don't eat, I get 'wrappy' - Snappy when I don't write.
First day of the school hols. Last week was super busy with end of term stuff, this week is just super busy with being a parent stuff. I've had a couple of moments where I've sat down with pen and paper to jot ideas down (not a chance they'll wait for the laptop to load). These moments of peace and creativity seem to be invitations for my kids to fall over Co2 molecules, develop fatal dehydration symptoms and need a drink STAT, or just become dark sinister beings intent on wounding one another.
I tried to do some yoga to restore my inner peace. I think I trapped a demon somewhere around my 8th vertebra.
I was super excited when the husband came home, he could give me 45 minutes to let my ideas out but no, he's gone to the gym and now some kind of malfunction has consumed my kids and they're all saying "When's tea?" on repeat.
I'm going to bed early tonight, where I'm going to write until I'm sick with exhaustion and damn the consequences. Then I'm going to read until the sun comes up because my mind is a temple and right now it's cursed by heat and hungry kids 😉
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: if you prefer reading on KINDLE you can now pre-order Imaginary Friends for $4.99 and get it by THIS Friday! The paperback publication date should be announced by the end of the day today! If you buy the paperback version you can also buy the Kindle version for $1.99. The link for the pre-order is in the bio!
Jamen det här var ju trevlig sommarläsning ☀️Lättsmält chiclit, men med snäppet mer realistiska karaktärer, oväntad svärta och efterlängtad fuckoff-atittyd till «drömprinsar».⠀
Edie verkar ha det perfekta livet som singel med reklambyråjobb i London. Men så redan i första kapitlet visar hon en högst mänsklig tendens att trassla in sig i drama, lite som Bridget Jones. Fast dramat är egentligen inte Edies fel. Hon och hennes kollega Jack har nämligen haft en glimten i ögat-jargong på jobbchatten sen länge. Mer än så utvecklas dock aldrig deras flirt, eftersom Jack också råkar vara ihop med Charlotte på jobbet. Men nu när Edie är gäst på deras bröllop letar Jack upp henne i festträdgården och kysser henne, och Edie hinner liksom inte bestämma sig för om hon också vill kyssas innan Charlotte kommer på dom. Sedan bryter helvetet lös för Edie, först på bröllopet, sen på sociala medier och slutligen på jobbet i London. Hon flyr därför till sin pappas och sin buffliga systers hem i Nottingham. Där blir hon kvar längre än förväntat eftersom hennes chef vill att hon ska spökskriva biografin åt den framgångsrika (och såklart dösnygga) filmskådisen Elliot Owen. Något som med Edies dramamagnet verkar lättare sagt än gjort.⠀