Island- Word Of The Day Challenge

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Watercolor by Daphsam

Palm trees swaying in the sunset evening on the little island of Forget-me-not. The cool sand dances between my toes, as I walk towards the ocean. The ocean waves lull my heart into a peaceful beat.  On the island of Forget me not, I spend my days relaxing and watching the simplicity of the palm trees just be.

My thoughts of a busy, crazy life are not allowed here. The island is reminding me, to just be. Take the simplicity of ocean waves, sandy beaches, palm trees, colorful skies and soak it in. On the island, life is taken day by day, minute by minute.  Go to the island to quiet your mind. Let yourself get lost into the moment. Look down at your toes and see the sand covering your feet. You are here, in the now.

Don’t forget about the island of Forget-me-not.

~Daphsam

 

This is for the word of the day challenge- Island  Island- Word Of The Day Challenge

RDP Friday- Empty

 

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Empty is the promise that is not kept.

Empty is the words that are spoken with little care to follow through.

Empty is what will be left after the fire you have set to everything.

Empty is what I will feel in my heart if you don’t change.

 

RDP Friday – Empty

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Countless Branches Haiku

Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Countless Branches

Maze Of Braches

Countless Branches

Twisting here and there,

Countless branches intersecting,

We are all connected.

~Daphsam

Quarantine Questions For A Calm Mind

Every day, more news comes out and you wonder, “When will it get better?”

We have hard times ahead and it can get very overwhelming.  Here are a few Quarantine Questions for you to ask yourself in the days, weeks, hopefully not months ahead.

 

1. What am I grateful for today?

 

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Photography by Daphsam

2. How will I move my body today?

 

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Duke, Daphsam’s Labradoodle

3. Who can I check in with today, facetime, call, text, make a connection?

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Illustration by Daphsam

4. What can I unplug from for a couple of hours and how will that benefit me?

 

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Procreate digital design by Daphsam

5. Have I meditated today for just a couple of minutes?

 

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Photo from Pixabay

6.  What can I draw, cook, write, sing to make me feel good today?

 

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Watercolor by Daphsam

9. Have I done my stretches today?

 

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From Pixabay 

 

10. Have I said my positive affirmations today?

 

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Photography by Daphsam

The Little Rowboat

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Photography in Amalfi Coast outside of the Grotta dello Smeraldo

Alone and forgotten. For how long, I do not know. The crystal blue waters beating against my sides before continuing on to crash against the rocky mountain.

Where did everyone go?

Have I truly been abandoned?

For many years, the waters around me were bustling with fishermen, sailors, and tourists. My livelihood was taking daily rides into the Emerald Cave. The dark, damp cave holds awe and wonders for all. The echos of excitement on seeing the green light inside the cave are now a distant memory. An eery quiet blankets me and the ocean.

My days are passing with riding out the waves that come my way. The world has fallen silent. Will eager faces of tourists ride my boat again?

Is this the new normal?

So I wait, side by side with my rocky mountain and waves jostling me. When my people are ready to come back to me. I will be here, a quiet sentinel watching over my cave.

 

~Daphsam