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Determination Is The Key

Usually being a beginner to the world of blogging, I bypass the daily prompts.

Today the suggested prompt word ‘harmonize’ sparked interest. It’s a word I’ve become used to hearing the past few months since resuming piano lessons two months ago.

Although away from the music instrumental world for a period of time, I returned with a passion fueled with desire to learn more and complete both of my Adult All-In-One Course Level 1 books.

Previously I had gone off course when I requested to learn certain artists’ tunes and of course I can’t forget those beautiful Christmas carols.

I chose without the instructor’s request to review the manual page by page starting with Page 1. This extra-curricular activity already paid off in the short term when this past week I mastered quite a difficult piece over a two-week period.

The instructor’s smile and input were a most heartwarming reward for all the effort I’d  put into self-discipline practice.

Harmony in piano is defined as playing notes together. It accompanies melody which is made up of notes played separately. I attained my goal to play both hands together in perfect harmony.

This senior citizen is quite pleased with herself and looking forward to the next challenge amidst the 30 pages shy of completion of that first level book.

In life one is never too old to learn.

Hello! Self-awareness

It’s a holiday here in my locale.

Of course Mother Nature decided to send rain accompanied by rumbling thunder and occasional bolts of lightning to scare we humans a bit and ruin our outdoor plans.

I reminisce as I sit in front of my computer screen.

Suddenly out of the blue a few months ago I started to lack desire for my hobby thus no posts were submitted and my blog calendar pages show no markings.

I still wrote though whenever the mood struck. Lots of gabble that could be good copy sits and waits. Question to self: “For what?”

November’s one third of the writing challenge is printed out since learning a lesson about computers’ bad behavioral patterns and loss of ability to print out certain submissions.

Perhaps I found meeting the demands of daily word count to be an interference with daily activities and real-life socialization. After all, it’s me, myself and I during this last chapter of life where Golden years sadly turned to gray clouds overhead.

In the interim of my disappearance I gained a few ‘organic’ followers (unbelievable) and lost a few (expected).

It’s imperative I devise a new plan since organization is key to success. I can already hear the sounds of the paper shredder. I dislike clutter in my workspace.

So for now I shall promise myself to do better and keep with the postings and readings.

Thanks to all who made the journey enjoyable and ‘hello’ to newbies from around the world.

Your friend!

 

 

 

 

 

Would You Feel the Same Way – Question

Daily beautiful wishes she submits
Positive quotes full happiness emits

Good vibes certain not misunderstood
Decades grief-stricken similar words heard

Some days to friend gal sends nice reply
Others she reads proceeds pass posts by

Similar lives both be characterized genuine
Question why Lord place one in Hell other in Heaven

Multitude difficult years address same sweet person 
Told ignore another's happiness - dismiss comparison

Distraught wonder how she'd feel attitude dismay
Unfortunate life thrown basketful lemons her way

Few know depth true pain one experiences within
Gossip cheap thus refuse share feelings chagrin

Hard lessons learned maintain one's dignity
Additional follows wonder whereby retain sanity

Wishful thinking positive vibes exact lie ahead
Smiles, good times please no more absolute dreads

Blink of an eye - several moments in time
Entire world upside down creation 'ugh' slime

Discovery peoples' promises ne'er worth a damn
Affirmations broken friendships newfound clams

Whenever another wonders asks questions the 'whys'
Reveal little - caution inquisitives be like spies

Always willing to listen to others' tales of woes
Far from sight 'n sound friendship garden ne'er grow

Beauty surrounds couples amidst griever's life frozen
Loyalty, trust, shaken faith combination fake poison

How should one act - chosen words for world role play
When shocked suffer loss after loss gray cloud dismay

Smile for awhile works - keep up fake persona
Retreat behind four walls - a homebody - a loner 

Read countless inspirational messages social media
Repetitive 'how tos' - 'what tos' feedback encyclopedia

Refusal blame self for unrequited love guilt
Divorce imminent barred lifetime teamwork built

Occasionally wonder others feel walk in same shoes
To date ACOA rebuff self-medicate drink offers booze

Numerous questions - handful answers - total trues
Think what would you do same hideous fate bestow you.

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