Mind’s Colorful Beats

thoughts

“The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations


I am currently…

Loving… writing poetry
‘cause I don’t know I have them in me.  

Eating… chewy moniegold.
Drinking… water, not cold.

Watching… nothing, really.
Going… to exercise my right to vote, freely.

Reading… The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.
Texting… my beloved papa.

Playing… nothing again.
Working… on new poems again. 😉

Listening… to sad poetic songs by Sara Bareilles.
Thanking… God for giving me nothing less.

Buying… gift for Nanay on Mother’s Day.
Planning… how to make her feel special.

Visiting… nothing but places from the book.
Wondering… if I will ever learn how to cook. 😀

Feeling… contented, excited,
for the words I’ll be reading and writing next.

Photo credits: Unsplash


The Great Book of Lists by La duchesse d’Erat

Chapter 5.0– I am currently

Thank you for one awesome prompt list,  Laduchessederat! ❤ I missed you! ❤

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Admirable Souls

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“Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.” ― William Arthur Ward


We are all
wonderfully made
yes, the Bible said.

But there are souls
we can’t help
but admire,
’cause they serve
as inspiration
to aspire.

And for me
they are…

Writer-Reader-Self

1. Mitch Albom

Wise Words: “All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.”

2.  Paulo Coelho

Wise Words: “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

3. Nicholas Sparks

Wise Words: “Nothing that’s worthwhile is ever easy. Remember that.”

4. Maya Angelou

Wise Words: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Singer-Self

5. Jason Mraz

 

Wise Words: “It’s strange how dreams get under your skin and give your heart a test for what’s real and what’s imaginary.”

6. Sara Bareilles

Wise Words: “Your fear of jumping without a net is so valid, and the trick that you haven’t learned yet is that that’s life, always and everywhere. There are no nets. Life is a big, long free fall, and the sooner you can embrace what is beautiful about that, the sooner you will start to enjoy the ride.”

7. Darlene Zschech

Wise Words: “Sometimes it takes suffering to reveal to us just how rich we are.”

Photo credits: Kazuend


The Great Book of Lists by La duchesse d’Erat

Chapter 3.1– A Party of Choice

Thank you for a thought-inducing prompt, Mandibelle! And for hosting this awesome list,  Laduchessederat!

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Dreamy Steps

“Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


Laduchessederat‘s The Great Book of Lists for this week is indeed  a great way to start my February!

Why not kick this new month by sharing a piece of our dreams : travels we’d love to do, places we’d like to go to,  we’ve been dreaming of, even writing them down in our bucket list bust never found the time for. They make us dream, engage our imagination or cast a new light on our neighborhood.

I don’t want to speak more, let the photos do the talking! ❤

Hop on and let me introduce you to some of the places that I have written in my not-so-finished bucket list! 😀

1. Amalfi Coast, Italy (I want to eat the big strawberries and lemons here! :D)

“It is is a stretch of coastline on the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Province of Salerno in Southern Italy. The Amalfi Coast is a popular tourist destination for the region and Italy as a whole, attracting thousands of tourists annually.[1] In 1997, the Amalfi Coast was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a cultural landscape.[2]

2. Vaadho Island, Maldives (The Sea of Stars is TDF! :D)

 

 

 

 

 

Vaadhoo island is famous for the ‘sea of stars.’ This marine bioluminescence is generated by phytoplankton known as dinoflagellates. Woodland Hastings of Harvard University has for the first time identified a special channel in the dinoflagellate cell membrane that responds to electrical signals—offering a potential mechanism for how the algae create their unique illumination.”

3. Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico (Butterflies are fascinating, what’s more if there are millions of them together! 😀 )

The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve is a World Heritage Site containing most of the over-wintering sites of the eastern population of the monarch butterfly. The reserve is located in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt pine-oak forests ecoregion on the border of Michoacán and State of Mexico, 100 km (62 miles), northwest of Mexico City. Millions of butterflies arrive in the reserve annually. Butterflies only inhabit a fraction of the 56,000 hectares of the reserve from October–March. The biosphere’s mission is to protect the butterfly species and its habitat.

4. Ueno Park, Tokyo (To walk under a roof of Cherry Blossoms is just a lovely dream! 😀 )

Ueno Park (上野公園 Ueno Kōen?) is a spacious public park in the Ueno district of Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. The park was established in 1873 on lands formerly belonging to the temple of Kan’ei-ji. Amongst the country’s first public parks, it was founded following the western example as part of the borrowing and assimilation of international practices that characterizes the early Meiji period. The home of a number of major museums, Ueno Park is also celebrated in spring for its cherry blossoms and hanami.

5. Keukenhof Garden, Lisse, The Netherlands (Oh, I love tulips… so much! :D)

Keukenhof (“Kitchen garden”, Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkøːkə(n)ˌɦɔf]), also known as the Garden of Europe, is one of the world’s largest flower gardens. It is situated in Lisse, the Netherlands. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted annually in the park, which covers an area of 32 hectares (79 acres).

6. Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Kitakyushu, Japan (Magical, right? So magical! :D)

Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan ( 5 hours from Tokyo, if you take the Nozomi high speed train) is where you will find this pastel-colored fairytale tunnel. The gardens are home to about 150 Wisteria flowering plants spanning 20 different species (white, blue, purple, violet-blue and pink). This is the reason why the Wisteria tunnel is so colorful and graceful.

7. Jason Mraz’ Avocado Farm, Bonsall, California (Yes, I have to watch him live there! :D)

This private property produces 30,000 pounds of the fruit a year, which go to a local Chipotle—except for the two to four avocados the vegan Grammy winner eats daily.

8. Namiseom Island, Korea (The set of my favorite all-time Koreanovela, Endless Love Winter Sonata.)

Photo credits: Favim, Place to Travel, Incredible Place to Visit, Wikipedia, Tourplus, Laidback Gardener, Tripbucket, Elisesaidso, Hostel Seoul Tower


The Great Book of Lists by La duchesse d’Erat

Chapter 2.0 – Dream Travels

Thank you for the thrilling prompt, Laduchessederat!

Where are your dream destinations? 😀

Share it!

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WRITING 101: Crumpled List

With all the things she left behind, this little piece of paper hurt me the most.

She is a writer, a journalist by profession, a novelist by passion. Maybe that’s what I loved about her. I am not as good with words as she is. For me, her eloquence is sexiness at its best.

We’re opposites, I would admit that. And this little piece of crumpled paper revealed it just seconds before she finally left me, for good.

She said…

I love coffee, he likes tea.

I have no choice, but drink with fake glee.

I read books, he play video games.

I have no choice, but play with him.

Words melt my heart,

but kisses is what he wants.

I long for letters,

but he gave me flowers.

I wait for him to see.

What would really make me happy.

Though, I don’t like to wait.

That’s actually what I hate.

But I do it,

for him. So be it.

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©2015 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

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In response to Writing 101:

Day 2: Write a list

Today, let’s write a list. Compiling a list is a way to let loose, unlock ideas, and free your mind. At Things We Like, writer Jessica Gross compiles lists of things that other people like. In fact, Jessica’s site inspired me to draft my own extended list of things I like.