The holiest of all holidays are those Kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart, When the full river of feeling overflows;— The happy days unclouded to their close; The sudden joys that out of darkness start As flames from ashes; swift desires that dart Like swallows singing down each wind that blows! White as the gleam of a receding sail, White as a cloud that floats and fades in air, White as the whitest lily on a stream, These tender memories are;— a Fairy Tale Of some enchanted land we know not where, But lovely as a landscape in a dream.
Thanksgiving is this week and I hear the hurt in others since it’s not safe to be with there families and loved ones. How many times have we actually dreaded Thanksgiving because we feel that it’s a day we have to be tolerant of our family and friends. The relative that states the wrong comment be it racial, religious, or political. Now it seems like we miss it. Even though family and friends can be sometimes trying, it is time to be in a familiar setting and share a meal together. After this pandemic, lets appreciate those gatherings, no matter how trying we feel they are because when it’s taken away it is highly missed.
“Trust the wait, embrace the uncertainty, enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain. Anything is possible.” Mandy Hale
As we go through these uncertain times. It’s bewildering to me when most of us agree with this statement, yet time restraints put by either someone else or ourselves to get normal life existence. Life isn’t normal right now. I see so many holding on to their perceptions and beliefs at any cost. This is a time to let go. It’s a time where we have permission to start new. So, with much love. Take a deep breath, breathe, let go, and be blessed.
Like most writers, the passion is in writing and storytelling. The downside is if you’re trying to sell books you not only have to advertise but learn about sale algorithms. I’ve spent the entire day learning (I do enjoy learning), changing keywords and categories in order to be the most transparent with what is the content in my books. Yes, they’re poetry but there are so many categories in poetry. Researching keywords took the longest but I got my keywords. I also took an ad out on Amazon (first time) for my book Inspire Me: Perception. I’ll check back in a month (that’s when the ad ends) and let you know how that went. In the meantime, be safe, show love, and many blessings.
As a poet, I’ve had so many ideas for stories and poems. Writing with pen and paper seems to work to alleviate some stress of the changing world. Transferring them to the computer and editing is something I haven’t had the energy to do. I have felt a change was long overdue, but the insecurity and unknowingness are alarming. I’ve been watching less and less news. So much anger, depression, and mistreatment of our fellow man that it’s numbing because it’s overwhelming. I wish I had an answer to ease other’s pain. I have to learn to ease my own, to move forward.
May you be blessed, be safe and be kind. Much love! Sonia
What is gratitude? A difficult issue currently when so much is happening in the world. Protest, COVID 19 and if that wasn’t enough there was the issue of the killer hornets.
Gratitude is being grateful for what we have in our lives. Our health, family, friends, a home, food, laughter, and the knowledge to know that we will overcome these challenging times. Sending many blessings and take care of yourselves (health, love, and nourishment). Be safe.
It’s a strange time in our history. The pandemic affected many major cities in ways we haven’t thought of in our current history. Then the protesters for Black Lives Matter. I’m in total support of equality. That part of living in the United States should be a given. This might upset some but what I’ve realized that some interpret “equality” as taking over. As a minority myself it just means equality. To be treated with respect, compassion and consideration is just a human need, no matter what culture or color of your skin.
I’m pro mankind. To be able to live without fear. To be able to work without discrimination. To be able to love whomever you wish.
Sending blessings and much love to all. May we all be safe. Thank you!
Excited to announce, Inspire Me: Perception is number ONE on Amazon under biographical fiction.
In INSPIRE ME: PERCEPTION, you will see poems that introduce you to the “Self” of Sonia Iris Lozada, and an invitation to explore your own “Self,” your own dreams and fascinations, your own regrets and hopes. In “Perception,” you will be introduced to the prodding of dreams in caressing breezes and the reverence of the day’s beginning.
Inspire Me: Perception will be FREE eBook from April 29th to May 1, 2020 on Amazon
In INSPIRE ME: PERCEPTION, you will see poems which introduce you to the “Self” of Sonia Iris Lozada, and an invitation to explore your own “Self,” your own dreams and fascinations, your own regrets and hopes. In “Perception,” you will be introduced to the prodding of dreams in caressing breezes and the reverence of the day’s beginning.
“This new book entitled “…Perception” covers a plethora of topics from forgiveness to dreams to food! Although the subject matter is diverse, they all have the same through-line which is that perception is everything. How we see the world and interpret it is how it will be presented to us. This deeply spiritual book of poems is bound to be perceived as uplifting, intimate, and brave.”
“I loved this book SO much! What a journey it takes you on, a beautiful and inspiring journey of life. It is filled with raw emotions and feelings. The poems are beautiful and full of stories that take you on adventures through life that are so vivid you almost feel like you are there. It is moving, intriguing, inspiring, and a must-read! I would give it 100 stars if I could! 🙂 Definitely recommend this!”
“So very touching I had to read multiple times. Each time I got something different out of each poem. Sonia is a very talented writer and her connection to life is very real and her emotions are very raw, I love it.”
“Sonia is so very talented. She writes easy to understand yet thought-provoking poetry. Her imagination transforms your thoughts. If you are on the fence about poetry give this author a try she will definitely change your mind.”