Swirls of Bliss: In Search of Poetry Lovers

Belle of the Carnival

The other night I entered hot yoga ready to silence my mind, focus on my breathing, and relax into the stretches. I laid in corpse pose taking in the warmth of the room and waited for the instructor to sway me  into harmonious motion.

“Alright, I want you to swirl around and take a seated position.”

As I began to sit-up my mind began to wander.

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I love that word.

The golden ray of sunlight swirled around her in warmth and she knew everything was going to be okay.

No. That is not going to work.

The dancing  swirls on each tiny candy were tempting her! 

As I worked through each pose my mind kept going back to that one word swirl.

It is such a beautiful, delicate, gregarious word that rolls off the tongue with joy!

She swirled about in her lovely red dress and everyone gazed upon…

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Hair, After the Apocalypse…

Y’all probably know by now that my inner hippie might sneak its way into the Find Me series every so often. Case in point – let’s take the main star – the ultra-lovely, girl-next-door, anti-heroine, Riley. She doesn’t wake up every day post-pandemic and do up her locks. Because, let’s face it – when The End of the World happens, the last thing a girl is probably concerned about, is her hair style.

But if you have long hair you still have to do something with it or you’ll get so frustrated, you’ll shave it all off, no? In my books, I often times have Riley blowing back loose hairs that escaped her braid, er, plait…or have her twist up her longish waves into a messy bun and call it a day. Only once has she actually cared what her hair looked like. It was a freak occurrence. I promise it won’t happen often.

main.original.585x0 (2)But anyway – I digress. Today, while browsing the web, I stumbled upon a little post about the beauty secrets of French hair.

Who knew that women all over France have been doing the same as Riley…on purpose? What the heck am I talking about? Read this article over on the newly discovered (for me) site, BYRDIE. I read it, loved it, and absolutely had to share it, because it’s SO true. Us women, sometimes myself included, seem to think that our hair is only glorious after it’s been cleaned till it squeaks, then dried till it breaks, and then covered in products and curled or straightened. Um, take a lesson en Francais, and go au naturel.

I was rather excited to read this article and discover that 98.999% of the time, I do as the French do, when hair is concerned. And I love it! *flips last night’s slept on wet hairmain.original.585x0 (1)*

It’s totally okay to be yourself, unprocessed hair included, and you don’t have to resort to this way of thinking after a global apocalypse. Me thinks that Riley isn’t suffering nearly as much as I’d thought. *wink*

(FYI, the images in this post link back to their original source via BYRDIE)

Friday Fun Facts!

I love Friday Fun Facts and plan on doing them more often on the blog this year! This week’s FFF will be all about inspiration. Inspiration BOARDS, that is.

TrishGlasses1When I’m writing, I’m researching, and I like to have some visuals to refer to or pictures to help boost the imagination. Nothing is better at organizing all of that for me these days, then Pinterest. Yep, Pinterest. I think every writer should have an account there, even if it’s just for inspirational writing boards. lol

You can ‘pin’ anything to your boards, really. The obvious is people – those who resemble your inner view of your main characters. The second most obvious would probably be locations. Rather than spending hours on Bing or Google, searching for the perfect image of the snowy mountains of Northern Arizona, you can search on Pinterest and then dump those images onto a story-specific board, where you can easily view them later. It’s like having a giant cork board of research right there on your computer!

You can find pretty much everything on Pinterest. I can’t say enough good things about it. It’s not just a place for the beauty guru, master crafter or aspiring chef. Us writers can get some awesome inspiration there! So, to show you some of the things I pin for my stories, I thought I’d share them here with you! This is the closest any reader will get to seeing what’s in my head while I write. O.O





If you aren’t already on Pinterest – you can join up for free and follow me HERE! Hope to see you ‘pinning’ soon!

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