Mango Tango Delight!

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Carol Sabo

Fun in the sun! This one catchphrase delightfully sums up the region I grew up in: Tucson, AZ. In fact, what I most remember are the hot, savanna nights and equally sweltering summer days. In the morning hours, the temperatures could rise to well in the 90s and even over 100 degrees on some occasions. Heat waves are quite normal and may be so intense that it can actually feel as if you’re in a sauna! And don’t be surprised if you ever stop by and happen to see some kids frying an egg on the sidewalk just for the fun of it! That’s how life is in one of the hottest cities in the nation.

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Adventures in Scuba Diving

Pablo Romero

“The thing about the ocean is that the surface won’t always tell you what is going on underneath.” –Jennifer Arnett You could also say the same about people: for instance, I have often found that people wear masks as they go about their daily lives — myself included. Sometimes I pretend that everything’s alright and that I’m just fine when, in reality, the opposite couldn’t be more true. I can’t speak for anyone else, but in my case, the reasons as to why I may tell a little white lie every now and then or refrain from being too open about what really makes me tick is simple… First of all, unless I know someone really well I tend to prefer to not disclose really deep, personal matters because it can become a bit awkward and uncomfortable.

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One Step at a Time

Karina Llergo

“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.” –Plutarch Well, this one line seems to have summed up the gist of this little essay and then some. 🙂 What I like most about this quote is how it embodies one simple truth — sometimes less is more and it is sometimes the simplest of things that holds the greatest treasure. For example, ever heard of the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words?” Well, I’d have to agree, because from my own experiences I know that art (in all its many forms) often speaks louder and more clearly than any words ever can. It speaks to the heart and gets to the heart of the matter in its own unique way. In fact, it never ceases to amaze me how we can all look at the same piece of art and then walk away from it with our own unique interpretations and perceptions — I guess in a way you could say that art brings out the uniqueness of each one of us and, in turn, helps us to appreciate the unique masterpieces that each artist creates.

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A New Beginning

As you know, I truly enjoy the beautiful art of poetry; it is one of my favorite forms of expressing myself! So, here’s a treat for you! 😀

the creative life in between

Rainbow over Mars – May, 2018

A New Beginning.

After the rain
comes a rainbow.

After the storm
comes the calm.

After the dark clouds
comes the bright sunshine.

After the ending
comes a new beginning.

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It is never, ever, ever too late
for a new beginning.

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

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