Formula For Life

I wish I had a formula for life. I will share what I do know. Live the best you can through each moment. Through the Joy and Tragic crossroads. We assure ourselves with platitudes, “everything is going to be OK!”  The OK factor, is an Unknown; with an “OK” factor, that we wish would have a…

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The Power of Vulnerability

“With Delightful Pleasure, I present Balasubramanyam, who graces our website by his written depths of wisdom. Balasubramanyam shares his youthful experiences, resonating as gone by Sages of old prudence and sophistication. In Balasubrahmanyam’s words, do enjoy. The Power of Vulnerability” I was raised in a culture where going near the water was associated with a fear…

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Life or Death ~ Choose

Today is a new day ~ make a choice These past 8 eights weeks have been filled with life and death! From death of my Sädé, to my decision to end a mentoring time; this brought heartache to a lovely lady. There is a time when those we care for, must stand on their feet,…

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SunLight! by Balasubramanyam

Life Lessons Learnt From My Dog #WednesDogDay – with  Balasubramanyam! A most wondrous Gentleman I met about a year ago. He seldom publishes, and when he does, Joy ~ Tears ~ Learning ~ Happiness ~ Hearts Open and so much more begin to unravel. I am truly beyond words to share his wisdom with the…

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Sädé R.I.P.

The unexpected flavors of grief! This was the most difficult article to write, it has taken me six weeks  I do not wish to hear “I am sorry.” No one understands a person’s personal grieving. Grief is too intimate. Worse are those who immediately take away from the grieving person, with their own grueling stories. Listen…

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Majic of Spring

spring comes alive with nature all around us I am mesmerized by nature and for the most part have nothing to say except; Watch everything around you. Irises dancing in water Hummingbirds flutter in sprinklers and around orange and red flowers   Springtime brings new hope after death may have torn us into deep grief….

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The Gift Of Four Legged Angels By Upalparna

Upalparna writes from India of her Devoted Love for Dogs! She teaches us continually the Loyalties and Love from our Four Legged Ambassadors, the richness of life:  An Emissary of Acceptance! In Upalparna’s words…..   Let me start from yesterday. I walked down a lane, once visited regularly. A lane that led to the previous publication…

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The Remarkable Dog!!

How many times have you heard someone say: Dogs are Loyal to the end, I miss his warm Eyes – I love Puppy Breath – My dog loved me unconditionally, that is all I have ever felt from my boy!   My dog accepts me for who I am – I am damaged goods; she loves and…

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The Scorned Woman by Upalparna

We Welcome once again,  the benedictions summoned from Upalparna are spoken in gallantry of courage. Upalparna has graced “MicheleElys Writes” with her depths of life, both in English and Bengali. Do savoure her words, drink the elegance of champagne, slowly as the meaning reaches into your depths.     The Scorned Woman In my childhood,…

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REGRETS!

I wish I could write when my brain is half asleep and filled with wondrous ideas and explanations, with every example worded perfectly accompanied by exquisite photos. Alas, I am human and subject to the humbleness of “Regrets.”   Regrets are indeed a great life lesson for they never leave our side, they are a…

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Final Road Ahead

Recently I took off from writing and (the better peace of mind) left social media. WOW!! What a relief!! Instinctively there was a deep stirring of a new road ahead calling my life. When seeing this road on my internal canvas, it is simply a road, with two blank sides, upwards shows a crystal blue…

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Adaptation ~ Change

Fear is lacking the desire to adapt to different circumstances and willingness to change! Glancing around at our bodies and Earth we are in constant motion and change, including sleep and hibernation. Take Earth during the winter or cold season. All goes to the deepness of the ground and regenerates. Moisture seeps to through the earth and…

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Laughter is Brain Fun

This is FLUFFY!  If you do not know who Fluffy is, it’s time you did! I love to Laugh! Deep belly (hurting)  laughter or long giggles, even short giggles will do; the need to Laugh. I love the sounds of laughter, because Laughter often indicates someone is Happy! Having a serious life means, I am a…

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Masks Are Often Protection

We all have masks, even unto ourselves. This does not denote we all live in immense denial. A Mask can represent, We need time to process, to think, to have quiet – and then possibly allow someone in. A Mask is a degree of protection, a faint smile to brush away an overly inquisitive person who may have good intentions….

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I Wan’na Meet You!

I am starved for humanities’ touch. A warm look from another’s eyes. The clasping of hands in a caring embrace when speaking, watching a person’s face; we humans need each other desperately and it’s time to reached out and be once again, face to face and Feeling the Companionship of each other! My summer project…

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Self Compassion

Let the rain of compassion touch you! In the morning I walked outside with my Sädé. Lifting my head toward the tender grey sky, waters’ purity caressed my face – releasing my hoodie, allowing the rain to embrace my hair, moisten my skin, unadulterated senses of compassion filled me. Compassion! Was here and now, I heard the…

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I Think Of You Fondly

Words might evoke an array of emotions. Pictures reveal more than 1,000 words. They tell of many memories As Time passes so do friends. In our final days, these were her last words to me: I of you think of Fondly Of course this promoted inspiration with the following loving words in memory of my dear…

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Its Snowing!!!

As a child, I loved snow! I Still Do! Live in Wonderment!  We did not live in countries where there might be snow all the time. Nonetheless when we moved to new places with snow, and the excitement of pending snow! OH WOW!! SNOW!! It is snowing today here in Colorado, and being inside, loving…

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Hush Glistening White

Behold Nature’s Palate of Colour and Beauty Do You see beauty? Softly it laid its silver White Blanket Through the night. The blanket melts and feeds the Rivers’ flow   Through cities and small mountain towns Rocky Mountain streams it flows Drinking at the edge a beautiful beast nourishes it thirst Down the Colorado River…

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How Do We Process Grief!

SriZhada died suddenly from an aneurysm on April 18, 2017 I walked to his lifeless body and attempted to close his eyes. His body had reached the last stages of rigor mortis. Remembering his elegant beauty jumping fences over five feet with grace, I took a brush one last time to his body and said…

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