Invisible is the new bud yearning to burst from a branch yet formed.
Within time, and circumstances, splitting green skin will yield a pink rose.
Promises of dreams to come,
I’m starting a series of quotes, I’ve named #SoulSurvival. These Soul Survival Quotes Evolve to soothe the soul. During the holidays I’ve been hit with the blues. May of 2014, I lost my father to prostate cancer, then in 2015, a year later my husband, and eight other family members and friends throughout 2016 and 2017.
The holidays this year have been extremely tough in my heart. So as you all know my feelings and emotions spill here through my words. I reveal myself on paper and here on this site. And I’m hurting!
What is Soul? “regarded as be separable as distinct
What is Survival – “the state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances.”
I find myself like this green sapling fighting to survive somedays; it’s hard to smile, especially today. But I see when I pour my soul on paper, I am like the “green sapling,” emerging from all the pain, struggles of yesterday. Breaking walls down, appearing fresh and rejuvenated.
Just as new foliage break through the cracks of concrete, we also should “Evolve Beyond Walls.”
©Linda J. Wolff (Google), and “Soul Survival Quotes Evolve.”
I was left with heartache after Thanksgiving. Thinking about my family and friends that are no longer with me as I enjoyed the tiny morsels of food and life. My mind spun back to the days sitting around the festive holiday table, sharing moments that brought tears and laughter to my heart. I revel in these tiny gems of memories. They’re everything to me. They take me back to the place and time. I cherish sharing these treasures with my daughter Bianca. This quote – laughter is my noise through mouth and mind.
Laughter comes as giggles or chuckling.
An action of happiness.
Usage of words.
Girl on fire.
Tears fill with joy.
Erupt in Jubilee
Ready for a willing soul.
©Linda J. Wolff, and Quote – Laughter
In this Quote Expectations. I’m going to indulge on words, relationships, and expectations. It’s clear that one can sabotage their own relationship with a potential life partner. I’m not a marriage counselor or a therapist. I’m actually in an experimental stage of my own relationship. Lately, I have set the bar too high in expectations of my relationship with my boyfriend. And, this was completely wrong of me.
In this site, I’m going to reveal myself in the raw, and real of true emotions. I am not afraid of what others opinions are of me. I totally love whom I’ve become in my imperfections and perfections. There is no ONE who can judge me except for myself.
I have come to accept the beautiful soul of whom I’ve become. Most of you who follow me, know I bare honesty and integrity in my true life experiences shared through my poetry and stories.
I was fantasizing about living together. Or marriage. Granted, we have been seeing each other for awhile. Yet, I did something that almost pushed him away for good. I talked about my expectations to him. Thus, creating this standard he must follow. Over time, I literally pushed him away, cause he felt he couldn’t meet my needs. He couldn’t handle the pressure.
We all move in different circles. Some of us at a faster pace. Some slower. Words cut deep to the soul, and I made my love feel inadequate. I felt horrible when he poured his feelings to me. I sincerely apologized for my actions and begged him to forgive me.
Love without expectations or doubt.
Listen to your heart, no matter the price.
No matter the price.
Quote expectations are the series of pieces titled after meditative deep thinking of true-self, I’ve begun in the last 24 months as I have struggled to manage the loss of too many deaths in this time frame. In this post specifically, I have embraced the duality of Self I’ve experienced: loss/in grief, not/in pain, love/as part, how I perform myself in mother/girlfriend role and endure.
In this quote, I’m going to indulge in taste, sensation, and inspiration. Who doesn’t love a great ice cream cone or banana split? My favorite at Baskin Robins is the banana and peanut butter ice cream. For some reason, the combination of those two flavors just is euphoria for me.
That first bite just does me in. My mouth and brain say more, more. Then, I look down at what’s left of my cone and its almost gone.
Poetry gives a reader the same sensation. The first line is like the first bite of your favorite ice cream. And then, intrigue. You must have more and you continue to read until the end. Then the effect is the inspiration, the heart swells with the flow of emotion of the poetry. Do you agree? What’s your favorite ice cream? Let’s sweeten up this post with your flavors!
“Good poetry is like going to an ice cream shop and ordering your favorite flavor of ice cream and enjoying it till the last bite. Then satisfaction!” – Linda J. Wolff
Hoping each one of you is having an awesome Monday! Wishing you a blessed and successful week too!
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