Telling the Truth

connecting the dots of my life

Tag: Political Turmoil

The Creator dropped in today

The Creator dropped in today
Quietly and without warning
Stirring up the status quo
With gasp-worthy beauty
Seen only by those who wait
Patiently by the side of the pool

There’s more gasp-worthy beauty in this life than I’ll ever see. Not out there in some magical place, but right in front of my eyes.

After the political turmoil of the last several years, I’m ready for unexpected beauty. The gorgeous photo at the top lets me know my job is to sit patiently by the side of pool. Waiting and watching. Actively, not passively. Camera in hand or not, inner eyes wide open, determined to catch that moment of recognition before it’s gone.

Wishing you a gasp-worthy moment or two today and tomorrow!

© Elouise Renich Fraser, 8 February 2020
Photo found at

It began innocently enough

It began innocently enough
Here a bit, there a bit
Never enough to cause
a problem mind you

After all, small snacks
helped her get through
the day and sometimes
the night

But insatiable hunger
screamed for more
as though there might not
be a tomorrow

And her more became less –
Insubstantial pap dished up
flavored just the way
she liked it

They say terminal glut
caused her early demise
That, and her uncontrollable
urge to gorge on the news
of her choice

I don’t hate news reports. I read and listen to them regularly. Yet I can’t help noticing my daily habits, and the kinds of headlines I seem unable to resist.

I could justify any or all of it. Yet what have I gained? And how does any of this add value to my health and well-being? Or to accomplishing my primary goals each day? Not productivity goals, but activities that bring me joy–writing, listening to music, reading, and walking outside.

Just wondering….

© Elouise Renich Fraser, 30 June 2017
Response to WordPress Daily Prompt: Snack

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