Obligatory End of Year Blog

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Wow…2013 was an interesting year. A lot has happened. I wish I could give a month by month blow…but my memory ain’t so good anymore. lol I’ll just do my best to think of the things that stuck out the most.

I turned 40!!! I had a sweet close-knit gathering with my best girls (some were missing and MISSED). In the thick of it, my BFF Joy and I met the newest addition to our circle, Ms. Tina. We had a great time…even though I feel the weekend was MIGHTY short. I could’ve been the belle of the ball for at LEAST a week more 😀

It was also the month I suffered a meniscus injury…so, I was hobbling at the birthday event. Nonetheless…I had a wonderful time.

I spent a lot of time honing my graphics design company, FFK (Fancy Face Kreations) and building a customer base. I’m STILL doing that. It ain’t easy…but, I love it.

A family member who’d been fighting cancer, got a clean bill of health after a VERY close call. God is GOOD.

…and even though later this year, I lost a different family member to cancer…God is STILL good. He was a wonderful person and his legacy is a worthy one.

I went to my first outdoor concert with Joy. Lianne La Havas! I swear, I’ve never had so much fun while standing for 6 hours!! There couldn’t have been a more fit person to share that experience with. Joy and I both share a wonderful love of music…and Lianne brought a cool memory we’ll both remember. I spent the weekend in Harlem for once (Joy normally camps here on select weekends) and it was nice to be her guest! 🙂

I also got to watch one of my kiddies get married. I sat Catrina as a baby and to see this young woman walk the aisle into her love’s arms was a beautiful gift. Born 3 months early, my preemie baby girl has flourished into a sweet young woman whose life is touched with golden things. I was so giddy over that. I also felt OLD. I had to remind myself that I was given her as a responsibility at the age of 13…so, yea. lol

Even though, between enduring some tense moments with a couple of house guests and some unexpected and mind-blowing drama from someone I thought to be a friend…I managed to remain in the presence of mind I’m in. Blessed. Loved. Purposed for something all mine and happy to be a part of God’s plan.

With life and death, ends and beginnings…friends coming and going…life continues to tick forward. Every second is another second past the old. Every day is a new chance to see life differently than the day before.

I spent this Christmas alone…and it wasn’t all that bad (If you don’t count the burn in the palm of my hand from grabbing a searing hot pan from the oven, sans mitt O_O). I made myself a Christmas dinner of lamb chops, apple cider-ginger glazed carrots and spinach-artichoke in puff pastry. I drank Moscato and enjoyed holiday-themed movies…as I fawned over the many friends and family who DID get to spend that day with someone.

I’ll be alone for New Year’s Eve and I’m okay with that, too. I try not to put TOO much stock in the need to celebrate specific days for life. Every day is a New Year for us who can say we saw that day the year before. Every day is Christmas if you’re glorifying the Savior’s life. Every day is Valentine’s Day if you appreciate your mate…and so forth.

I can reflect with the rest of you, but every day I open my eyes is a new day…a year to the date of awakening. I pray that I get some things right. I pray that my purpose continues to evolve and grow into something that can create MY legacy. I pray that AMAZING things come my way as old and stale things go away.

I wish that for you all, too.

Again…HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Le Birstay Blog

HOLA!! How’s everyone?

I know, I know…I’m soooo off this blogging game. I think it became sorta kinda tainted when they started making money off of it…before that, blogging was an art and was fun. Now, it’s about capitalism and we all know what happens once an art gets exploited…but, I digress…big time. LOL

My BIRTHDAY! Right! 🙂

I turned 40 on January 10th. I’d been super excited for my birthday. I’m ALWAYS excited about my birthday. I love birthdays…mine and everyone’s around me. I normally just chillax on my day and soak up my own personal “New Year”. I dig a peaceful existence, so I’m just fine w/the meal of my choice and a little sippy sip while sitting in front of the TV. lol

NOT this year though. I wanted to share my day with some special people…friends…ladies, who’d been there for me. People who have been on some part of my journey. It’s goes without saying that my baby sis has been there the longest, but she’s far from being the only one to be in my life…giving love, support and true friendship. My girl Joy has been quite the sister, too. She helped me organize this little kween affair and did a lot of running around to ensure that all of those involved were either safely arrived, comfortable or accounted for.

Joy & Kiwi
Our friend Tina came in from Maryland to visit…
See, it started out as a mere visit. Tina wanted to come earlier in December, but the planning (along with the pressures of the upcoming Christmas season) was a bit much. I suggested she come at a later date and immediately, my birthday popped into my head. She, Joy and I would hang out and do fun things AND celebrate my milestone birthday. LEGGO!
Kiwi & Tina
Before long…this plan turned into what I called, “Kween’s Kick-Ass 40th Birthday Weekend”. Originally, the plan was to see Times Square and show Tina the town, but as time passed things changed. One of the biggest was my injury. I somehow happened upon a meniscus tear and was given an immobilizer with crutches. I couldn’t have been more bummed. I had SO much to do to prepare for this weekend and not enough get-up-and-go. 
Somehow…SOME way…the more important details came together. I may not have gotten my nails done, or had the necklace I wanted or been able to stroll Times Square, but I had friends and family who loved me and wanted to bring in my 40th year breaking bread in my honor.
Meeting Tina was the highlight of the weekend. As happy as I was to see all of my lovely sisters/sistars/sistas…this one was special. Once again, I got to meet someone who’d earned a piece of my friendship heart from afar. TIna is as sweet and loving as I thought her to be PLUS more. The energy this woman emanates is nothing less than a positive aura with the glow of a crown. She’s easy-going, but don’t take NO shit…my kinda girl. lol Having her there was very special.
…but, so is my entire sista circle. 🙂
My baby sister (and twin by six years) came and brought along our godson’s mom, Aly…my baby sister from another. I knew she’d come, but didn’t know she’d come…but, knew she’d come. LOL It’s hard to explain. Just know that I was glad to see shawty roll up in what had to be 5″ heels…tryna be taller than me. lol
Monifa, Kiwi & Aly
My sistars Chante & Caprice showed…which was a given. These ladies just hop on trains and beat a path. lol …it’s always too long between visits…but, it’s good to know that there are folks in your circle where the love remains the same no matter HOW long it’s been since the last hug.
Caprice & Chante

Speaking of a LONG time between visits…my friend Vikki and I hadn’t seen each other since my grandmother died. That’s almost three years ago. It’s amazing how “life” gets in the way and time continues to expand between people. The thing is…that regardless of how long it had been, when thinking of those I wanted to share in my day with me…she was definitely one of them. I was happy to see her and grateful that she took the time out of her non-stop busy life to come out.
Kiwi & Vikki
My cousin Felicia showed up, too! I actually just met her in December and wanted to make sure that we used every opportunity to hang out. She blended right in and I was tickled by her ease with my friends. 
Felicia & Monifa
Dinner was at the Havana Cafe, a suggestion by Caprice. The food was good…the ambiance was nice as well. We had a momentary run-in with a rude hostess, but all was remedied and the night went smooth afterward. I mean, what do you expect? She had that Latina fire…but, I gotta little Rican in me so THERE!! LOL 
Havana fare…
Joy got my cake from “Make My Cake” in Harlem. Red velvet…and good!
Yum!!
I have to say…not all who were invited…made it. My girl DeAnna aka Deedles…couldn’t make it. Crazier thing…even thought it’s not WHY she couldn’t make it…she, too had a knee injury that required an immobilizer. 
My girl Maria couldn’t make it on such short notice. We both pouted about it, but she kept telling me to have fun for her. I tried. lol I may not have poured some licka out for her…but, I definitely made my drink strong in her honor. LOL
My girl, Tei was sidelined too…I swear, it seems all my closest friends of the heart…live the furthest from me. That’s the down side to finding friendships in cyberspace. The distance is a killer of party dreams.
Gina…a close friend of Tina’s and mine…was thisclose to coming, but couldn’t. She was sorely missed with the rest of the absentee ladies.
My LOCAL girls, Ayanna and Renee missed the festivities as well. In spite of living in the vicinity, the two ladies had last minute issues that kept them away. We’re gonna plan an outing soon though. I mean, my birthday celebration ain’t over. I think 40 DESERVES a whole month of recognition…don’t you think? 
I spent my ACTUAL day with the lady who brought me in the world. We had a simple lunch of pizza and she helped me get a couple of errands done for the weekend. I got cool cards and gifts and I felt like a spoiled little diva. lol …what more could you ask for?
I had a wonderful weekend…and I just pray that God blesses me with an equally stellar year. How about that…I COULD ask for more.
Love you…fa weel doe. 😉
Kween

30 Days of Truth~ OMG, I’m STOKED!





OMG…I love stuff like this!!!! Just like when my boo boo Lala challenged me to 30 days of blogging, this gives me a chance to flex my blogging muskles *LOL* A friend who doesn’t blog emailed me this challenge and with bright-eyes and a not-so bushy tail…I’m in.


I get to blog everyday about a specific topic given and I HAVE to be honest. No veils, no filter, no beating around the bush. STRAIGHT truth! I don’t know if this is a tag thing, but I’m gonna say…if you want to do it, do it…but, I AM gonna drag a couple of people down with me…JOY *hehee* and my “bro-in-law” Curtis…I know both of these people are cool ass writers and I’d LOVE to see their truth. I WOULD ask God’ess but I know she gonna give me that side eye, like bish.boo.bye. LMAO


(I made my own banner because I wasn’t given one…so if whoever started this sees this…sowwy.) LOL


As for anyone else who gets the inkling to join in…feel free.


Here’s the list of 30 Truths:

Day 01 — Something you hate about yourself. 
Day 02 — Something you love about yourself
Day 03 — Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 — Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 — Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 — Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 — Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 — Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09 — Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 — Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 — Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 — Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 — A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 — A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15 — Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living 
without it.
Day 16 — Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17 — A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18 — Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19 — What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20 — Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21 — (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22 — Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23 — Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24 — Make a play list to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25 — The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26 — Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 — What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28 — What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29 — Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30 — A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself


Kween <—SO stoked! LOL 😛

Feliz Compleanos ~ 2011





For whatever reason…this year’s birthday meant so much more to me than my birthday usually does. I couldn’t put my finger on why it was I was “little girl antsy” about my upcoming day. From Thanksgiving on, I saw my birthday roll in on rapid waves of anticipation. Christmas came and went, with New Year’s Day coming right behind it. As usual…on New Year’s Day…I start counting.


My New Year’s Eve and Day was unceremonious and very lonely. I was missing my grandmother…something horrible. I was coming into a resolve (that I’m still working on) about how 2010 manhandled my emotions. Maybe, when I was sitting in my room on New Year’s Eve…drinking Chardonnay and feeling some kinda way…I was mourning 2010. Forever and ALWAYS, me and 2010 will have beef. It’s just one of those years that came in and started immediately pushing me around. Testing my patience…my convictions…but, the truth is…


I knew it…


In early 2010, I “predicted” with a comment on someone’s FB page…just what my year would be. There was a question about how do you say no to people, yadda yadda and my response was this (recalled loosely): “I am learning that you can’t do everything for others while doing nothing for yourself. I feel a change in my spirit. I see a journey on the horizon and I can tell it’s going to be a lonely trip. Those who love me will either, come along…be here when I return…or fall by the wayside…”


Many fell by the wayside. The fucked up part is that most left of their own free will. I didn’t send people packing. The moment I began changing and polishing my spirit…the crowd divided and faded into the night.


So, yea…when this year came around, I needed something to feel good about. I needed a reason to celebrate my 38th year. I’m all about mastering the road I began traveling…and having this birthday began a whole new year for me…not the 1st.





My weekend was stellar. My girl, Joy came through on Saturday. We went to see “Black Swan” starring Natalie Portman & Mila Kunis. I loved it. It’s that psycho-suspense thriller that had artistic depth. Joy says it weirded the shit out of her (snickering) LOL. We then went and shopped a little, made a pit-stop into the liquor store, picked up some Moscato and made a final stop to Mickey D’s. We grabbed the grub, a taxi and once home, commenced to eating, drinking, laughing and being e-bad. hehehe. She was my gift as well as what she’d treated me to…and the next day, I made her breakfast: Salmon croquettes, scrambled eggs w/cheese (which she loved even though she doesn’t like eggs) and home fries. She definitely help kick off the kween’s birthday week.

Isn’t she gorgeous?



When I got to work today, my co-worker had left on my desk a Happy Birthday note with a toasted blueberry muffin. It was SO good. I had to eat it with a fork and I treated it like it was birthday cake! I usually go to work with a ponytail and no makeup, but today I wore my hair down and had light eye shadow and lipstick. I received many compliments and lots of “Wow, you look good for 38” 😉





I came home, relaxed a little and then went out with mom to run a quick errand. When I came home, I had two gifts waiting for me. My friend got me a set of my fave bake ware and a huge bottle of Cinnamon Buns body wash from Philosophy! OMG…this shit smells like it came fresh out the oven. LOL. I’m going to get attacked by confused and hungry animals…and quite possibly (and hopefully) a nice man. lol


Thank you, God for the mercy. The beneficence. The grace. The love. The opportunity to live, learn, grow and begin again. Thank you, Mommy for having me on this day. Thank you to my friends and family who continue to love me and show me what love is made of.


Feliz Compleanos, to me 🙂

No Soy Perfecto

“It is a proficient life that springs upward and not rest in the shell of a seed…” ~Kween


Okay, so I’m no Socrates…or Homer Simpson, but you get it. I’m a work in progress, just like everyone else on this green and blue thing. I’m doing the best I can most days. Yet, you would think that at 37, I’d get a hang of certain things. Surely, I’m evolving and learning (and re-learning) “keys” of life. So, indeed…mistakes will be made, habits unmasked, lies…self-told as well…will find their way into the light. They will become the disease and tumors that we spiritually scalpel away at with intent to free the body of our lives from the pains. I am under the x-ray…currently viewing myself…but the adage goes, “It is a fool who has himself as a client/patient”. I think. LOL


We can only do but SO much doctoring to ourselves. We can only view within as deep as our scope can go. At some point, the outside view of loved ones (and sometimes people with no investment at all) are necessary to properly measure, for lack of better term…our fucked-up-ness. O_o


Today at work, two ladies I respect and like a LOT got into it over a miscommunication concerning a shift. One called me to see if I could cover long enough for her to return and the other to take her lunch. When I went to ask the receptionist if she needed me to sit for her…she asked why. I lied. I said just because I’ve done it before. I haven’t been there at the job as long as they’ve known one another. I didn’t want to say too much. I was trying to be neutral…it didn’t work. She sensed I hadn’t told the truth and called me on it. I admitted that I had but for good reasons. (This is where you realize ONCE again, that even a white lie has big repercussions). She was offended and let me know so…a LOT. Unfortunately…I wasn’t in the mood to be brow-beaten and subsequently chided. I backed down gracefully. The headache gnawing at the rear of my brain refused me any normal come backs. I apologized. Yet, it wasn’t enough. She went into how her day began screwed up and my lie was icing on a fallen, lop-sided cake. I wanted to know if I was paying for someone else’s crap. She said no…I silently differed.


Here I am…learning for the umpteenth time in my 37 years…that lying…for WHATEVER reason, has it’s consequence.


I also sat and talked with my b-fly, Joy…and learned some things about myself. I knew them, but I needed reminding…just so I can work on them more than I have. *clearing throat* I…Kali aka Kween…have a problem hearing things about myself!  🙂


I’m learning, I’m trying, I’m open to the input of my loved ones…I pride myself on that. Just in case you didn’t hear me on the phone, Joy…I VALUE your opinion and your insight. You have a LOT to offer…don’t ever think otherwise. Intelligence doesn’t beat out heart….EVER!!


Over and out…I must go evolve. 😉


~Kween

GOOOOOOOAL!!





YES!!! The 31st day of October means the LAST day of the National Blog Post Month Challenge. My baby girl, Lala or Kissyface, as I call her…asked me via Twitter to participate and I dragged in a few pals so I wouldn’t suffer alone. LMAO. I Kid…I kid. I am thankful for those who came along and put on their blogging drawlz. You all did your thing. I have to say…this was a VERY important month and Lala is like some kinda on-purpose-by-accident GENIUS. This month, two very important platforms were championed. Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness month came and is now gone, but the disease and the dilemmas of violence remain. There has been some really good stories concerning both on the blogs of those who came along on this ride with me. Please go take a peek at the list of lovelies who participated.


I will now say THANK YOU, ladies and gents for participating. I love you all. You made me proud. There were some days that NONE of us wanted to blog, but we pulled together and did it. What’s the purpose you say? We’ve shared our stories/testimonies, we’ve learned SO much about each other, we’ve gained connections (I see you guys out there following each other and holding each other down in the comments!), we’ve grown literally, LITERALLY…and we’ve expressed ourselves in a forum where we’ve been supported and applauded. 


MY JOY!! You did it!! I remember last year…you tried, but you didn’t get through it due to some unforeseen things going on. THIS year…in SPITE of what came at you, you caught bullets in your teeth and became this wonder-blogger that I’m SO proud of. Sis, I love you. Thanks for coming along.


DEE aka Afrodeezha! WOW. Your last blog had me in tears, and I shed a little as I write this. Your stories were motivational, real, well-rounded and inspiring. I learned more about you and cherish you dearly (as if I could love you more). Thank you for coming along…and dragging…


THUGROCKSTAR!!! You ROCK babe! You put it down over there. You’re FUNNY, witty, intelligent and damned consistent. You’re definitely a blog worth following and reading. I dig you man…I dig you…you buttery mothafucka! LMAO (I kid…please don’t beat me up. *mind wandering* okay…shaking off that vision) HAHA!!


GOD’ESS! ~ Woman…you were more prompt than  ME most days. LOL I wish I’d gotten the chance to read your blogs on 360, but we weren’t connected then. NOW that we are…I can honestly say this (and I’m not being biased). What YOU thought was short, considered “cheating” and may have thought you didn’t put your all in…beats out a LOT of folks’ blogs who do “put their all in” to their blogs and fail MISERABLY! Your posts were thoughtful, thought provoking, intimate and straight to the point. That is needed…especially in the day of the short attention span. I’m glad you are now blogging…I’m sure after a short siesta you’ll return…right? O_O lol…THANK you and LOVE you!


MY SUNDAE! You tried. LOL. It’s not easy, but you tried. I love that you did. I know you’re a woman about the world…superwoman with the prettiest locs flying in the wind, free-spirited aloft the city…so yea. LOL LOVE YOU STILL. (she still has some read-worthy blogs…go getchusum). Thanks, sis!


Last, but not la-la-least…Lala. Kissyface. Artsyface. The girl with the rocker look and the sweet girl voice. THANK YOU! Thanks for bringing me along and for inspiring this year AND last year’s challenge. You’ve helped me to cultivate my blogger skills by being able to write impromptu and without thinking twice. I’m soooo in my head when thinking up blog topics, but this challenge has helped me just remove the filter and say what I need to say. Thanks again, babe. Love you much! (Um, can you inform me the next time you pack your blog bags and move? Please and thanks in advance)


~phew~ I’m done, y’all…see you in a few days…or weeks. lol


*doing my end zone dance* GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!!!!!

I O U…





Sorry that I short-changed you guys yesterday…I had a full Friday. I went from work to the Bronx to meet up with my girl Joy, so we could go to Manhattan. Our friend Celeste’s belated birthday dinner was at Dallas BBQ’s. Since Celeste moved to Georgia last year, we’ve barely seen her. This was actually my first time seeing her since her move. It was great to see her…very brief, yet a very cool “butterfly” weekend.





We enjoyed ourselves immensely…taking pics, eating, and laughing. After dinner, Joy and I made our way back to her place in the BX and made a bee line for the bed. Today, I attended a cotillion for “Golden Divas”…a group of cherished ladies in their Golden Years. It was a beautiful dedication to four ladies who have been active in the community and church. This gala took place at my grandmother’s church and was put upon very nicely. There was a musical/dance selection that had me on the verge of tears. An older woman of 50+ did a wonderful interpretive dance to Maya Angelou’s poem, “Phenomenal Woman”. She was so very graceful and expressive. I was impressed.  The débutante danced with their escorts.  Here’s a quick view of them dancing:





I was so tired. I hit the ground running Friday morning and didn’t stop until I reached my room going on 7pm.


Do you think I lied down? Nope. Still up…fighting sleep like a baby. I hate that yesterday’s blog escaped me. It was unavoidable though. Since I didn’t have the good sense to actually write it BEFORE leaving…fitting in time to write was damn near impossible.


So, here I am…writing as the clock turns 12am (actually going into a THIRD day of non-blog).  I had to post SOMETHING. My mind is too tired to give a damn about how lengthy and substantial this thing is. At least I gave you pics. LOL


Here’s another. I took this on my way to the Bronx on the train. One of my faves. Good night 🙂


200~ A Kaleidoscope Special

Well, this is my 200th post…so I thought I’d make it special. I went to sleep with this little “story” in my head. Enjoy 🙂


“In the Veil of Night”


I sit curled upon my sofa…in my sweetly homey place. It is late. Too late to be up. The midnight moon kisses my chin and shoulders through the window. The  silhouette of my curves look like waves of rippled heat on asphalt. The light catches the glimmer of a tear streaming toward the slight dimple near my mouth…and I exhale. In one sleight of my hand, I remove the tear’s trace and lightly station my hair off of my face and shoulder. I sigh…audibly. I heave barely…another tear is set free. Eyes glassy with emotion…I see a form nearing in the mirror of the window. I turn to see him making his way to me. He perches beside me…my love…us a set of matched hearts. He places his warm hand on the back of my neck and caresses softly.


“What is wrong, baby? I thought you’d gone to the bathroom and you’re down here…crying.”
I look at him and smile…the darkness steals his vision and behind my hair and this veil of night…he cannot see my happiness.
“Nothing is wrong, honey…everything is right.”
I lay on his chest and allow myself to fall back into him. In my head it feels like splashing backwards into a pool of cool water…except it’s a mass of warm man. He pulls me closer…kisses the top of my head and asks, “Then why are you crying?”
“I’m thinking of all the times as a little girl where I dreamed of love. When I played house and was the mommy or a wife…with no one to play husband. I remember pretending to hop onto the back of a stallion with a knight holding golden reigns and my hair…my towel hair…flowing in the winds.”
He laughed a little and we both vibrated from his chuckle. “…okay, then?”


“I thought of the many cakes I made in my play oven and stacked to be a wedding cake…only for my little brother to knock them down and eat everything including the crumbs. I remember saving for a Ken doll to be my Barbie’s husband. Baby, I remember all of the romantic shit I dreamed of and made up and I started crying…”


He sighed a little. I could feel him tailoring his words to fit my fragility. “So, baby…tell me what’s wrong. Tell me…are you hurt because those things never came true?”


Again…my smile got swallowed by the darkness..,


“Nope. I sat here and cried thinking…wow…you could’ve NEVER dreamed THIS up. All my dreams of love never had you in it. They were silly and small. They didn’t even BEGIN to show me what my heart would grow to be. I cried thinking…thank GOD that God’s plan for us was bigger than my dreams of love.”


He held me tighter and said, “Wow. That blows my mind.”


I heard him sniffle…


I reached up and grazed his face softly with the back of my hand. His tears glistened on my hand in the dark light. I turned and hugged him and we kissed a love bird’s kiss. With that…the veil of night was lifted and love filled the space between us. That early morning talk showed me what happens when a little girl grows up and becomes a woman in love…especially, with a man who is more than the dream and better than the fairy tales.


::the enchanted end::


~I love you…to the one that will be when the time is right~


~To my muses: Joy & Dai. My two Cancer sisters. One in the new dew of love…the other a merrily married lady I adore, who knows what it’s like to cry tears of epiphany. You both inspired this along with my own hope for new love 🙂 Love you both.


~Thanks to all the “scopers” on the Kaleidoscope for being a loyal audience 200 in. Let’s see how long it takes me to reach the 300 mark 🙂