Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Library Of Calm.

The Library of Calm,
that's where you will find me.
I sit in the corner,
and in this place I watch and see
 surrounded by words 
that do the same as me.
The Library of Calm,
a joyous quiet place to be
tucked away
in spaces no one can see,
where yours to mine,
and mine to yours,
where we all are
to see.
The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library, #1)
Top of her game, or she is gone.
She surely is hiding things.
This is the adventure of stolen books,
secret agents, and forbidden societies.
Her aim is to find the book.
The answers are in there.
Failure is not an option,
for the nature of reality is clearly at stake.
The Invisible Library.
What's your stake?

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Burning House. Manchester by the Sea.

One mistake.
That's all it took,
and everything was lost, gone, burned to the ground.
This is not light-hearted fun,
but it is absolutely and undeniably real.
Yeah, real.
Not the illusion of Hollywood's more typical crash bang spit sputter glitter.
Manchester is earthy, grounded, sad and sorrowful,
and it is beautiful.
There was too much feeling in this movie, too much bravery,
too much trying,
and it was impossible not to be affected by it.
There is one scene where the two impacted characters face each other.
They lost a lot, 
and it was through love that one wished to help the other.
Such a gesture of pure honesty, love in words,
in seeing and in trying.
Sometimes, it's the most modest gestures that reveal our strength.
Sometimes it's more than that. 
And sometimes, it's just more.
See this movie, 
and feel something real.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Secret Swimmer.

The heavens claim.
She is gone, forever gone --
until in the blink of an eye he glances up and sees her again.
Could it be?
Is he seeing straight?
 Was it her?
Could he possibly believe?
In that one moment, everything he thought is reversed,
and the letters are found.
Letters written that tell of a life, the truth of that life, and not at all what he had thought or hoped to believe.
They thought she was dead, and now they don't know what to think at all.
Did she run away?
A secret played?
The truth in pages.
The truth in words.
Letters that ebb and flow the waves of time.
Swimming Lessons.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Olive vs. Jasper. What next?

The Next Two.
The Next Pick.
Both will be read, a no doubt guarantee, but how to immediately decide between Jasper Jones
 and Olive Kitteridge.
Take it from the first few lines.
Take it from one's own mood.
Olive is brutally honest and offers insights into our conflicts, our insights,
tragedy, joy and endurance. Life. But, she's a tough customer one has to be in the mood for.
"Traits don't change, states of mind do."
And then there's Jasper, a precocious boy startled one night by a knock on his window.
Where does it take him?
Where does it lead?
That which knocks does not necessarily mean follow,
but he does and learns truth from myth and why white lies creep like a curse.
Jasper Jones, as everything changed.
Olive KitteridgeJasper Jones

You Don't Know My Name.

Many things define it.
Who we are. What we are. What we are called by name.
The pseudonym's of life,
or in this case the pseudonym of one Black Angel who can change her identity in a day.
It means you can never get too close, or let anyone too close.
Your friends are never really your friends.
Falling in love becomes a dangerous game, but doesn't life find us all?
She has two choices, stick with what she knows and is trained for,
or follow her heart and embrace the life she's always wanted.
Does she even have that choice?
You Don't Know My Name.
A ride to possibility.
You Don't Know My Name (The Black Angel Chronicles #1)

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven?

The weakness of men.
We wonder what we will forgive and what we won't.
To be brave,
 is to admit mistakes, to show humility, to continue where others have failed.
To be brave is to stand before those in weakness and stay true.
To be brave is to be you.
And to forgive? What of that?
What are we willing to allow is what we are willing to forgive.
It is not easy to turn the other cheek.
We are complex and complicated human beings that try, but do not always succeed.
The fact that we recognize that trying is sometimes enough, for it is an acknowledgement, an understanding of that need.
Ah, to always assume such grace.
I forgive, and I don't, an honest human quality.
I turn cheek, and I do not.
There is a tolerance and acceptance that men should be strong in themselves,
of themselves, in only themselves for these are the men of all men.
Perhaps it is so that,
Everyone Brave Is Forgiven.
A story that explores the disenfranchised, the elite, the embattled.
A story of love, loss and courage.
There you see,
the courage in us is not always to turn cheek, but to turn towards the capacity of
the brave.
Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Dry Patch.

The titles roll,
stacks fall,
pages flip and bend.
I'm hitting on a dry patch over here.
It's not that I'm not enjoying the writing, it's the topics. 
They are all important, I don't discount that,
it's just not where I want to go with my reading and I've put down more than I'm continuing with.
I find that very disappointing. 
I was going to post titles,
but I don't want want my reflections to chase someone away from what still is
solid good writing and solid good stories --
they just aren't hitting my mark.
I said it before, time is valuable, so the next read is Atkinson's,
Life After Life and I admit there is some trepidation to what is another concept I'm not sold on.
Sure, I might be hoping -- cause Lord knows I always hope -- it's going to melt the icicles slowly forming around my brain,
but I'm not convinced.
All I can say is, 
I need a bit of a hot poker to get things going again, and I'm sure hoping this is it.
Interesting concept, no doubt  ----
If you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right, until you fixed the unfixable, where would that take you?
Living the best moments, making some different choices, sure, but reliving good and bad both?
Who the heck wants to do that?
Live something else instead.
So, I'm not sure, but I'm giving it a try.
Life After Live.
The picture firmly in mind.
 Life After Life