Through the pollen

Attempting to peer

Through Yellow Haze.

Eyes itching.

Chest heaving

Nostrils dripping

Tissues swiping

Shoes weighing

Body off balance

Sluggish thinking…

THEN:

Skies darken

Spring drizzles

Water-drops drenching

Tree branches dancing

Winds swirling

Quietly, dark clouds

Rolling onward…

Birds singing

Blue skies peeking

Shoulders lifting

Ahhhh, cleansing breaths

Clippity Clopping

Skipping flip flops!

HELLO! Clarity!

A small price

We’re paying.

Nature’s miracles

In Northern New England.

Kind Regards

and enjoying May – K

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May 2018

Place in the World

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Hello?

Can you see me?

You, sitting on the edge

Of my couch

Head tilted to your phone.

Can you hear me?

You sitting there

Physical body present,

Mindset unknown.

Can you talk to me?

You sitting there,

Quietly disengaged.

My inquiries,

Go unanswered.

Why are you here?

You sitting there,

Silent.

Me?

I feel trapped,

Sad,

Alone.

Kind Regards

and present – K

Infect

Individuality

Inside myself

I know my weakness’s

I know my strengths.

What triggers my tears,

What triggers my fears.

I have a grasp on

What brings me joy.

All that

Cannot define,

Me as a person.

Whether I’m bad

Or if I am good.

Not one thing

Above, can

Decrease my passion,

Deep within.

I WILL tell you,

I’m definitely NOT an

Opera Singer.

But with so many

Other things

I CAN DO!

My inner self

Knows I’m a winner.

Kind Regards and reminding you to concentrate on the positive – K

Empath? Huh? What?

Wow, you’re a What?

You feel that way, why?

****

Today I’m so

Tired, and drained!

Blah! ,Snore,!

Happy day, happy people!

Weeeee I’m dancing ๐Ÿ’ƒ!

๐ŸŒท๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒท

Emotional UP!

Emotional DOWN.

Stop the roller coaster I wanna get off! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ

Sounds bipolar doesn’t it!

I’m nuts!

Ahem, SURPRISE!

No! You are NOT nuts!

Goofy at times, giggles, but

Intelligent, hardworking, kind…. etc etc but definitely

NOT nuts!

Well I feel that way!

Check this out!

Trust me!

Click the link!

The Science Behind Empaths

Forget Me Knots!

โค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Kind Regards and believing in you, always – K

๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต

Article From Psychology Today.

Sunday Share 5.6.18

This little blog of mine

I’m going to let it shine.

I could not have done it

Without YOU!

My readers, followers

Mirror

Encouraging cheerleaders

Big “G, Little “O”!

Swish go the pom poms

As you joyfully shout

By way of your comments;

“Go! K at the Black Wall

Go! Go!Go!”

A little over 2 years!

Over 25k views

Over 860 followers

And the numbers

Keep on growing!

To BGage and I

You are

Not numbers nor Stats!

But friends,

Mentors, buddies,

fellow photographers,

artists, talented writers,

teammates fighting the

fight against “22”…

– FAMILY.

โค๏ธ

Your stories, prose, shares

Along with diverse

Multi- talented personalities,

Make our world brighter,

Together we laugh,

Cry, encourage, learn,

teach, share success,

oopsies ๐Ÿฆ‹, listen

And get a precious glimpse

Of hopes, dreams, lifestyles

And so much more!

If I can touch one life

Change your hopelessness

Into Hope!

Help you take a first step.

Hold your hand.

Make you see

What an amazing

Person you are.

Show you

Life is worth living.

Than I have succeeded.

In turn, you have

Helped me believe

And to see

Together,

We are love.

We are winners.

We are the world.

The motivation quote that popped up for me today-

Being kind to you is really being kind to me, for we are but individual parts of the same whole. – Unknown

Kind Regards and darn glad you’re here -K

โค๏ธ

Photography compliments of BGage. Looking to use one of our clicks? Just ask! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Mentor

Attitude

Your attitude

Ain’t nothing new,

I perfected it

Long before you,

Were even born.

Rather funny,

That I,

Once, just like you,

Thought I knew

Everything too!

Surprise!

I didn’t.

In time, my dear,

I have to say,

There definitely,

Will come a day.

The one you-

Realize,

The words,

I speak are true.

In life

There are

Unrealized moments

That will mold you.

People that will hold you.

Other’s that,

Will set you free.

That’s just the way

It’s gonna be.

No one knows,

What the years will bring.

My hope,

You take time

To observe and absorb

All of it in,

And do your very best.

May you keep

Your open heart,

Give hugs to those in need,

Be kind,

And plant some

Hope, silliness,

Along with

Happiness seeds,

Wherever your

Path may lead you.

One last wish,

Is mine, selfishly.

At some point,

That path your on,

Brings you back

Towards me.

Moms hearts

Have a need

For their

Children’s endless

Joy and possibilities

And the chance

To experience

all the

Glorious gifts

Our universe

Has to offer.

As I recall

Our story,

Isn’t new at all.

Seems my mom,

Did regale one

Similar .

I didn’t believe her, either.

๐Ÿค”

Xxooxxoo

โค๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹โค๏ธ

Kind Regards – K

Photography from K of TheBlackWallBlog memories.

Mentor

Your Olโ€™ Black Truck

Barbara Streisand sang it so perfectly in “The Way We Were”

“Can it be that it was all so simple then. Or has time rewritten every line” ๐Ÿ˜˜

Opened up your text

A familiar ache,

Grabbed hold of me.

My heart stopped

For a moment.

There she was

Still shiny and black.

Chuck full of what was,

Promises, sweet words,

Infinite possibilities.

Our first kiss.

Wish we could go back,

And have a little chat.

But it was,

All so long ago.

Your Ol’ black truck

Filled with the sweetest memories,

Flashbacks of laughter,

Silliness and hope.

And

Adventures yet to be.

Wish we could go back,

And have a little chat.

But it was,

All so long ago.

So clearly I recall

Two people making plans.

I fell in love with you.

Watching the sunset.

While,

Sitting on the tailgate.

Of that Ol’ black truck.

Wish we could go back,

And have a little chat.

But it was,

All so long ago.

Has it been 3 years?

What happened to that spark?

That was ignited

On our mountain top?

Cruising to loud music,

As we traveled country roads.

In your Ol’ black truck.

Wish we could go back,

And have a little chat.

But it was,

All so long ago.

Somewhere,

Somehow,

As life continued on.

Our fire turned to embers,

The embers grew so cold.

Everything that started

From the spark

We ignited,

In your Ol’ black truck.

Wish we could go back,

And have a little chat.

But it was,

All so long ago.

Promises were broken.

Sweet words turned sour.

Infinite possibilities

Were crushed with reality.

All the dreams we shared,

Have passed their

Date of expiration.

Broken and sitting

In the back forty.

Put out to pasture,

Like your ol’ black truck.

Wish we could go back,

And have a little chat.

But it was,

All so long ago.

โค๏ธ

Kind Regards and Reminiscing -K

Photography compliments and copyrighted by BGage.

Notable

Share Your World ๐ŸŒŽ Challenge

Yup, can’t help myself! It’s one of my favorite Cee’s photography challenges! ๐Ÿคฃ

Here we gooooo…

If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?

Sorry there cannot be a single answer for this one!

Brussel sprouts with extra vinegar!

>>

Watermelon and cantaloupe balls and the worst click ever!

My cornet was helping! We were up at deer camp, no WiFi, no TV after a long week at work.

Perhaps you recall having those gloriously idiotic overtired giggles?

Ahem, moving on…

Essem hot dogs!

Hot fudge Sundaes!

Homemade spaghetti sauce packed full of sausage, peppers, onions and little rubber nothings – aka mushrooms!

Coffee โ˜•๏ธ

Fajitas

Mouth watering, now?

>>

List at least five movies or books that cheer you up.

1) Must Love Dogs!

2) To Sir with Love. โค๏ธ

3) Moana

(That Rooster HeiHei is a riot!)

4a) Books! “Harriet the Spy”

4b) “Harold and The Purple Crayon”

(Childhood memories ๐Ÿฅ)

5) Good Will Hunting!

>>

If you were a mouse in your house in the evening, what would you see your family doing?

Little dog, Abby and I snuggled on the couch. Chief, ever so faithful, laying not far away.

>>

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?

Spring has finally arrived in Northern New England!

Found my first crocus!

>>

I truly think he’s standing on his head in there!

>>

Beautiful Sunshine and Blue skies!

>>

Being blessed to be a part of the inspirational SIWO Blog. Along with a wonderful Opportunity to chat with such a talented caring group via WhatsApp! โค๏ธ

Check it out!

>>

Beautiful sunsets!

>>

Remember

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Kind Regards -K

Photography copyrighted and compliments of BGage, & K of TheBlackWallBlog.

Always You

In the beginning,

You were closer

Than anyone could ever be.

Little flutters, kicks and

Finally, I held you.

Then every night, up at 3.

To feed, rock and nurture.

My love surrounded us

To keep you safe and warm.

Back to work,

I had to go,

Throughout my day

Constantly, worrying

Wondering.

What were you

Doing, thinking,

Eating?

Often I would cry.

Until I rushed to pick you up,

My eves were spent

Holding, hugging, rocking

Singing you a lullaby,

Until you finally slept.

Lovingly I peered

Upon my sleeping babe.

And time continued on.

Seasons passed.

๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท

Days flew by

We tracked your height

With an old yard stick

A mark upon the door trim wood.

We were close

Life wasn’t perfect

But felt fabulous.

And Oh so good!

Soon you were off to school.

Everyday, I wondered

What you were

Doing, thinking.

As the sun went down

In our world.

After homework was done.

We sat around the

Kitchen table,

You would share your stories.

We’d laugh and giggle.

Often,

We’d rush to your

Baseball or basketball

Practice or a game.

As my day would

come to a close,

I would wonder

What was I doing

Right or wrong?

Was I teaching you enough?

Giving you life’s resources

To be

Accomplished in your life?

Often I searched for answers,

As I laid there

Trying to sleep.

And time went on.

Seasons passed.

Now,

As the sun gently rests

At the end of my day.

Random texts arrive.

Phone calls,

I’m blessed with

Pictures in the mail.

You share

what you are

Doing and thinking.

I am proud of what

You are accomplishing,

In your daily life.

When I go to bed at night.

I smile and am

Ever so thankful.

Knowing it’s time

And patience

That has kept us growing closer.

Though distance keeps us apart.

As the years go by

And the seasons pass.

As it has always been

Since your arrival.

No matter how old you are

Or where your life

Might take you,

In my heart

The truest love.

Will always belong

To you.โค๏ธ

Kind Regards and thinking about my children -K

โค๏ธ

Photography compliments and copyrighted by BGage & K of TheBlackWallBlog.

Authentic

Each Morning I Awake

Saturday morning

I awaken,

Start the coffee,

Let the dogs out,

Let the dogs in,

It’s another day.

I pour my first cup,

Steaming roasted gold

Into my favorite

Coffee mug,

โ˜•๏ธ

Savoringly sipping,

Still groggy,

Mind blurry,

In my

Early morning daze.

Opening up my notebook

I jot today’s date,

Morning’s mind fog

Laggardly dissipates.

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” -Woody Allen

Kind Regards and wishing you a fabulous Saturday -K

Photographs compliments and copyrighted by BGage and K of TheBlackWallBlog

Genie

One step back

Fret! Fret! Fret!

Imagined the worst!

Worried!

Uptight!

Paced!

Couldn’t eat!

Couldn’t sleep!

Shoulders met my earlobes!

Doubt!

Felt Insecure!

Overly sensitive!

All because

I misread

The situation!

Why?

An old habit!

I thought I’d overcome.

I’m a banana head!

Now?

Chalk it up!

Let it go!

Laugh it off!

Look in the mirror!

Make a silly face!

Give myself the raspberry!

****

Often I seem to mirror

New England weather,

Yesterday

windows open

After work

I raked!

Some lawn had appeared!

Today,

It snowed!

Mother Nature dear

What ARE you up to?

Let it go!

Laugh it off!

Go look in the mirror,

Make a funny face!

Give yourself a raspberry!

Stop being a banana head!

Ha!

****

Remember:

****

#Winning!

Kind Regards and chuckling -K

Photography compliments and copyrighted by BGage and K at TheBlackWallBlog.

Thwart

Letter from a Super Snail

I am pleased to share a first and hopefully only the beginning of writing and sharing from a special guest that prefers to remain anonymous.

We are glad you joined us. โค๏ธ

Each day is a new day,

a fresh start,

a clean slate.

Outsiders,

see courage, strength,

and determination take on the day.

Inside

the feelings of fear, exhaustion,

and timidness drive one foot in front of the other.

However, one foot is in front of the other.

Ever moving forward.

Progressing.

Hitting snooze seven times

and then getting up.

But she gets up.

On the outside she appears to have it all.

On the inside,

all of her is giving,

every ounce of effort

to get through the day.

Perception is your reality.

Moving forward is always moving forward.

They may see a lioness

and she may feel a snail.

Each serve their purpose

and still she is making progress.

Today, she is thankful for the tiny movements she made forward.

These are her victories.

They can think whatever the hell they want.

In the end.

Itโ€™s all the same anyway.

She is a champion!

โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Great job!

๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

#winning

Kind Regards and proud of you, Snail -K

๐Ÿ’–

Rush

Good Job!

Positive affirmations!

Do we hand out enough?

Do we receive enough?

From others?

From ourselves?

Way to go!

Great job!

Good for you!

Excellent!

A++++

It’s a work in progress for some of us.

I love to give out pat on the backs to others.

Cheer them on!

Woot! Woot!

That was easy.

I had to “learn” to give them to myself!

So today, if you haven’t-

Learn to hand out compliments!

Learn positive self talk!

You are?

Fabulous!

๐ŸŒท

Darn that feels good!

Great!

Wonderful!

There is a lil’ journaling

I often do with my morning

Thoughts.

Okay, K

How many positive words can you scribble in the next 30 seconds…

GO!

๐Ÿ˜

Write 10 positive words.

GO!

Going to try it?

Good for you!

๐Ÿ˜‰

#winning!

Kind Regards and knowing you are fantastic! -K

What DO YOU DO?

Long week at work,

FINALLY Friday!

Feeling accomplished,

Then…

Your NEW boss asks

I need you to make

A list…

We really don’t know

What it is you do?

Could you make a list

So we know?

HUH?

WHAT?

UHM, OK…

Heart feels heavy

Brain goes blank,

Shoulders droop,

You take the piece of

Paper and drag your feet

To your office.

๐Ÿ˜ฎ

That was Friday

Today is Saturday

A fresh new day!

The sun is shining!

It’s over 40ยฐ!

And I’m singing

“Everyday, Everyday,

Everyday, I write the book…”

Elvis Costello and The Attractions – 1998

G’Ma’s trying on

Her first pair

Of never ever say never

Pre-ripped embroidered

Jeans!

I Am In Love!

Feel like I’m stylin’

In my jammies!

And YES it was me.

When they first appeared,

Who once said

“Why would anyone ever

Buy a pair of pre-ripped

Jeans?

Of course that was about

Twenty years ago.

“When I knew it all.

๐Ÿค”

Giggles!

Kind Regards and getting smarter everyday -K

# winning

Faceless