Friday, April 12, 2013

Shifted



This weekend we're asking for exactly 33 of your own words inspired by the following quote from the book you could win in the WBN giveaway. Good luck!
“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” ― Paulo Coelho, Alchemist



Shifted

Star gazing,
penny tossing,
candle blowing,
eyes squeezing:
Dreams 
of wants 
and needs for me--

Suddenly abandoned
and turned
into wishes--
against all
odds, 
likelihood, 
chances, 
maybes--  

Of Hope:
solely for my 
Mini-Mes. 


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Hello, Trifectans!  It's been a while...  I'm so glad to be back!  Thanks for stopping by, old friends and new.  Happy weekend to you all.
 
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39 comments:

  1. Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Grace!

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  2. Lovely and poignant that we find we must let go of some or many dreams as we move through life.

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    1. We do, Maggie, and we do this so naturally and selflessly. I guess that is the wonder of parenthood. Thank you so much!

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  3. sweet - they do tend to change things (namely perspectives), don't they?

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    1. They absolutely do, Jody. They teach us new perspectives and we are humbly enlightened by them. At least most of the time. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. What a beautiful flow to this piece-I especially loved the first paragraph-innocence of dreams and of course,the crisp yet hopeful end:-)

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    1. Thank you so much, Atreyee, for your kind words! I'm so glad you like this.

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  5. Such a lovely piece of writing! Wonderful flow. Beautiful capture of being a parent.

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne! Motherhood has been one eye-opening experience, that's for sure! I really appreciate your comment. :)

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  6. This is beautiful, Sandra! So many wishes and dreams (and tons of hope) when we're young. (If we're lucky, we can hold to a little bit of it in adulthood :))

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    1. Yes, Janna, I certainly hope we can hang on to some of it, and that our children can, too, when they grow up. Thanks for reading over here! :)

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  7. Sweet poem straddling both sides. I can relate.

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    1. Thanks, Kymm. It's one of those parenting epiphanies, isn't it? I'm so glad you understand!

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  8. Describes so well how our own dreams reach out to encompass our children as we continue to follow our hearts. Beautifully written.

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    1. Thank you so much, Renee. It's amazing how having children tips the scale for us on so many levels. You're so right--our hearts will lead the way for our own dreams and theirs!

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  9. Mini-mes! Aww that's adorable (:This is a lovely piece.

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    1. Thanks, Draug, for always being such a wonderful reader, commenter, and now an editor!

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    1. Thank you so much, Marie. My children can take credit for the inspiration. :)

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  11. parenting is tough - your hopes are real. Nicely done

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! I still hope with all my might--just alongside my kiddos. :)

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  12. Interesting how becoming a parent changes you and your priorities (not that I know yet, but I can imagine!). Really nice take on the prompt

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Brian! This shift, or change, is so amazingly instinctive. I appreciate your imagining it!

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    1. Thank you, Shreya, for reading and your comment!

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  14. First, welcome back... and WOW, what a beautiful (re)entry!

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    1. Thank you for the warm welcome back, Dana. I missed Trifecta--just wasn't very inspired lately. I hope to stick around more now that spring is (almost) here and there's more color in my world. :)

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  16. Those mini-mes will get you every time. But they're a dream in their own right.

    Thanks for linking up!

    (Total ninja fail again. There will never be a challenge when I'll get it right...)

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    1. Haha, thanks, Lisa! For a moment I thought Draug had forgotten that she had already commented on this post... I don't know how you guys do this--you are all awesome, editors!

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  17. Lovely description of parenthood and the wonder of the shift from focusing on yourself to focusing on the "littles". ;)

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    1. Thank you, Nenna! Unfortunately, this shift in focus is also reflected in the way we dress: they keep getting the new clothes while I've holes in my PJs. :)

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  18. Sandra! So happy to see you here! I really loved those four opening lines - they conjured up just the right tone. And the shift in focus was so well expressed. I find myself in the same place a lot of the time.

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    1. Thank you so much, Christine! I am excited to be back here again! I wasn't stumped by this prompt and actually came up with something quickly, so I'm quite happy. And I'm so glad that you like it and can relate--our kiddos have great powers, indeed. :) Have a great week!

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  19. Beautiful, Sandra. You expressed the selflessness of a parent. My parents used to say that parents would give their children the last bite of their food if their child ever asked for it.

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    1. Haha, Imelda, I actually wrote about that on this blog--giving my last bite of food to my kiddos--and it was titled, "Begrudgingly." I didn't like it, but I still gave them my last bite. The things parents do! Thank you so much for stopping by, and for sharing this post!

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