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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #118 — One way?

Mainstream arrows all point the same Consume, borrow, compete, obey When thoughts ping pong another way With pills, snorts, sips – “if” fades away It's chancy if you choose to play Mind wanders, careful what you say Land of the free – til you resist Drowning waves come, you get my gist? Get your message… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #118 — One way?

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #117 — Was that really me? and dVerse soliloquy

Truth or just a dream? Passing in the night Was that really me? Things not as they seem Shifts twixt mad and fright Truth or just a dream? Altruism; schemed Followed dark and light Was that really me? Chaos taffy sweet Peace a drifting kite Truth or just a dream? Trust and love don't meet… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #117 — Was that really me? and dVerse soliloquy

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #116 — Do No Harm

Image credit: Gerd Altmann at Pixabay The first thing I thought when I saw the photo was how beautiful it was, the magnificence of the sunrise up against the silhouettes of a human kneeling at the foot of a cross. Humans connect with each other through symbols and archetypes, and most people would recognize these… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #116 — Do No Harm

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #115 — Unforgettable

penetrating captive bolt gun Jeremy had grown up in a family of meat-eaters. Their belief was that a meal wasn't a real meal unless it included meat. Jeremy questioned it no more than he questioned he put his socks on before putting his tennis shoes on every morning. That was until.... The day started out… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #115 — Unforgettable

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #114 — How much evil?

image link Reena asked us to choose from a list of questions and answer. This is the one I chose. “For the sake of goodness, how much evil are you willing to do? Fill in the following blanks with the names of your favorite evils and acts of hatred.” I wouldn't have a clue how… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #114 — How much evil?

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #113 — Once

Once Cocoons Fashioned from Nothing to form We came to exist Nestled and nurtured life Immersed in air, water, earth A living seed, destined to sprout Grace and vision foundation's blueprint Metamorphosed! Butterflies realized! Liberated wings, tired from wiggling out Open and close slowly, practicing While we rest, wind-kissed promises Wings rested now, fluttering Wind… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #113 — Once

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #112 — Cake and Pockets of Stillness

Musical group, Cake When I think of pockets of stillness, I think of music and how much the pauses mean to it. I like music of all genres. A good steady beat and rhythm can be relaxing because your mind knows what to expect next and can forget about anticipating texture. Sometimes, however, your mind… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #112 — Cake and Pockets of Stillness

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #111 — Riding a Brain Wave

image link I came across this song by chance maybe a year ago, and it had the effect of making a space at the top at the back of my skull start tingling and it's tingling right now as I listen to it. Of course I had to know more about the singer, the instruments,… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #111 — Riding a Brain Wave

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #110 and #MM Saturday Mix Sound Bite, The Haunted Cave

First off, Happy Diwali!  I've seen shapes like this one in my coloring book but didn't know it was associated with Diwali: Now I know.  I can see a yin-yang quality to it with my "new eyes." It is also the season for Halloween, which is coming up on Thursday, so please enjoy this scary… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #110 and #MM Saturday Mix Sound Bite, The Haunted Cave