Epic love stories and relationships as depicted in pop culture, though it rarely turns out like that in real life.
Black women- I salute you!
Women are the guardians of the Universe, no matter the colour of their skin, age, body measurements. All of us women, we make life magical, colourful, lively, worth living .
At Least We Don’t Have to Worry About These Things
As a kid, growing up in the sixties, I watched a lot of television. Probably not more than 12 hours a day, which didn’t seem like so much. Of course, we only had 3 channels, but I couldn’t watch more than one at a time, so that didn’t matter. I didn’t know anyone who had more than one TV.
Let's Be Real...It's Not Everything
Fine, fine...I'll go ahead and admit it. During two low points in 2020, I had delved deeper than usual into the Zodiac and tarot via watching others read tarot cards on Youtube. I did this out of cowardice because I didn't want to find a direct solution to my problems at the time; I basically just wanted to covertly figure out what others in my life may be thinking or doing based on their sign when I should have simply talked to them directly. As I said, it was a low point for me. And, yeah, I did feel stupid when I looked into it.
Why some people decide to travel the world alone and the beauty of it.
Travelling around the U.K. or any other country can be a very liberating, happy yet challenging, and sometimes lonely thing to do. It does not matter if you are with your family or a solo traveller.
I don't believe in astrology. Just so we all start off on the same page. Don't believe in it. Don't believe that the position of the sun and the moon and a bunch of planets and disconnected stars have any bearing at all on my life.
Dirty Underwear and Scarves from Elvis
My grandfather never told me how he came into possession of Elvis’ scarf. The pale blue scarf was in decent shape lying on the kitchen table next to a faded yellow advertisement of the 1975 New Year’s Eve show in Detroit, Michigan. Beside the scarf were two Hummel figures, a hiking boy and a girl sitting with an umbrella. Dan, my older brother, ate cereal against the counter with a smile on his face.
Picture This: Holy. Freakin'. Crap.
Picture this: Your 26, and just unlocked the front door to your apartment, step son in tow to make it inside the living room before you do. He pulls it off, his backpack being hurled into the couch that's on the other side of the room.
Never has there been such a moment where country music sounds so damn bad. ‘Give me a break’ I think as I turn the volume down. I look back to the road and catch my reflection in the rear-view mirror. A clown-face stares back; a portrait of stupidity.
Sun. Moon. Rising
You might say Astrology is like a disorganized religion. There is no weekly service, no baptism necessary and no deity to worship; however, there is a faith in the unseen and God is the universe.
Bull in a China Shop
Let me start off by saying, I don't normally pay any attention to zodiac signs. Like... at all. It's not to say I hate people who are into astrology, or hate talking about it. I've just never been interested. Being something because you're born on a certain day doesn't make much sense to me. I have tried so very hard to understand it, and I can't.
Compassionate, artistic, intuitive, gentle, wise, musical. These are what are deemed my "nice fish" qualities. My shark qualities in comparison could be fearful, overly trusting, sad, desire to escape reality, can be a victim or a martyr.
The Tape The small screen, for a time, displayed only static. When the lawyer’s intern finally hooked in the dusty VCR, the tape was inserted. Footage from the week before. It was played back, broken up by scanlines and frequent, jittery cuts. A strange fragment of a memory that was still very much fresh in Melissa’s mind.