I've been staring at a blank screen for the past hour or so. Ok, that's not true. I've actually been staring at several non-blank screens in an effort to keep me from staring at the one blank screen I should. So, I decided to post another question of the day. Here it is: What tactics... Continue Reading →
With pumpkin spice flooding the streets again, autumn is just around the corner. August is like the Sunday of summer and it's almost over. September is just a few sleeps away. Is it just me or have the first 8 months of 2021 absolutely flown by?
"the same blood that runs through my veins, ran for centuries before me, and will continue to live on after me, each generation passing down their stories, like a medicine to inspire growth. (that did, indeed, inspire growth.)"--e.l. jayne This is an excerpt from my poem "Generations" on finding gratitude in our heritage. Did you... Continue Reading →
Creamy clouds dissipate to reveal sparkling waves. Makeshift linen dresses. Vineyard horizons. Tangerine colored terraces overlook the marble sand. Salty hair. Fresh strawberries. Sun-spotted hands. And we pause for a moment. If you stare at the sand for a while, tiny grains of sand fall from their mounds. Out of nowhere there's a change—unnoticeable to... Continue Reading →
By E.L. Jayne Why do we wait to ask the tough questions until someone is on their deathbed, until it's the last time we'll see someone, or before we go our separate ways?
A Slice of Heaven, 2021. North Carolina, USA. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved, yo. Inside this chest pounds a heart so steady. Inside this head lives a brain so alive. And somewhere in between rests a spirit so gentle, even the tiniest of scratches leaves a scar. . . . How would... Continue Reading →
Proposed by SnapDragon X. Little Suburban Delights, 2021. Pennsylvania, USA. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved, yo. What would you do if you were no longer afraid? Oh, the possibilities! . . . SnapDragon is a writer, artist, and sucker for M&M McFlurries. Follow her Two-Bit Musings and more on Snippets of SnapDragon.
Proposed by SnapDragon X. We Are Here, 2021. Pennsylvania, USA. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved. What do you see when you look in the mirror? . . . SnapDragon sees a mom, a teacher, an artist. She sees an increasing amount of wiry, silver hairs. She sees green eyes that read, and... Continue Reading →
In the spirit of Easter, let’s talk about forgiveness—forgiveness with the most important relationship you can have. How difficult do you find it to forgive yourself? . . E. L. Jayne’s blog can be found here.
-Previously posted on Snippets of SnapDragon- Always There, 2021. Digital Art by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved, yo. So I sat down with amateur blogger SnapDragon X., to ask her a thing or two about life. She wore an over-sized teal dress/shirt thing, which she said seems to have become her unofficial uniform as of... Continue Reading →
Tired Beauty, 2021. St. Andrews State Park, Florida. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved, yo. Greetings, Dear Reader! The SnapDragon Family is currently on the road, seeing some sights during this all-too-depressing season of lockdown during winter in Pennsylvania. (starts shivering, and hides head beneath a blanket) We’re cozied up in our Berkshire... Continue Reading →
I’m sorry, yo. For a lot of little and not-so-little things. . . . I’m sorry for all the times I thought I knew better; I’m sorry for not realizing the limitations of my own world view. I’m sorry for making To-Do Lists while you gave instructions I later needed. I’m sorry for snapping when... Continue Reading →
Original Painting by SnapDragon X. Acrylic on Canvas. 2017. I’m afraid of the dark. Like, for real. And it’s not because I think there are trolls in the basement, or Civil War ghosts in the attic. (But—ahem—now that I’ve revived that thought, I might crawl into bed even earlier tonight.) (pulls the blanket up to... Continue Reading →
If you could bring something into your life overnight, what would you bring and why? PS: If my writings mean something to you and if you feel you can learn anything from me, check out my book (Fighting the Inside Dragons) on Amazon in both Kindle and Paperback format!
Provided by Danielle Davis from The Nurse's Heart “Flowers don’t open and close according to who is walking by. They open and show their beauty regardless.” - Rebecca Campbell A recent realization I have had is that I struggle with using my voice or "speaking my truth." I know I am not alone in this. I... Continue Reading →
Hi all, I have been thinking of something lately. If someone asked me who I am, what would I say? Other than the obvious demographic information of course. And I realized I do not have a good answer to that. I tried to define myself without association to anyone or any job. Assume I am... Continue Reading →
What do you miss the most in these times of crisis? PS: If my writings mean something to you and if you feel you can learn anything from me, check out my book (Fighting the Inside Dragons) on Amazon in both Kindle and Paperback format!
Hi everyone! Until recently, I have struggled with the idea of an ‘uncertain future’. I grew up in a family of government workers. In Turkey, if you work for the government, you are guaranteed for life. You have job security, full health care coverage etc. So, I valued guaranteeing things. But I also have this... Continue Reading →