Some Times

Sometimes you’ll be teacher’s pet,

Sometimes you’ll be nothing at all.

Sometimes you can change their minds,

Sometimes they won’t consider you at all.

And in those times,

The lonely times,

there ain’t nothing you can do.

Sometimes they’ll fall like lonely feathers,

Atop a shore of rocks.

And like the few times you’ll find them by your feet,

Those times will act as blocks.

But the best part about sometimes,

Is that it’s not forever,

And not all the time.

So you can always count on the other times,

The ones where you’ll mean something.

All we can hope for,

All we can try to do.

We can try to make the good times all the time,

And hope for the sometimes to be fair and few.

Image cred: https://pichettejennings.com/2016/03/31/two-lonely-feathers-among-the-stones/

I am the Dragonfly

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I am the dragonfly,
The butterfly was already taken.
But a subtle comparison can be largely mistaken.
I searched for a meaning,
To see if I could feel anything there.
I related to the “change”,
Setting flight into the air,
And as the far away fields came closer,
And the land beneath grew further.
Perceptions start to change,
I desire to lengthen my range.
And in that short moment,
Just like the dragonfly…
My perspectives rearrange.
Who am I?
Where am I going?
Where am I supposed to be?
In a soaring sense of belonging,
The dragonfly is me.

“The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life.”

Meaning credit:
http://www.dragonfly-site.com/meaning-symbolize.html

Top Featured Image Cred:
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Watercolor Dragonfly Scarf
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Gold Dragonfly Embroidered Velvet Loafers
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http://www.soletopia.com/2013/04/gold-dragonfly-embroidered-on-black-velvet-loafers/

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Alexander McQueen
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Alexander McQueen
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Draped Dragonfly Dress
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Anna Sui for Coach
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Don’t Stop Walkin’ – Inspiration for the Sole

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When you’ve walked down the same hall,
Too many times than you can recall.
May your heart and your feet be brave,
To step outside the familiar enclave.
All you know is in your sole.
To explore is it’s only role.
Find peace my dear,
In all the paths you fear.
They aren’t as scary as they seem,
They could light up your self-esteem.
I believe in the woman who is you.
Because I know you can.
I was there too.
And if your path seems to crumble,
Keep on that road fearless and humble.
Because my dear,
these boots have no fear.
Wiggle your toes,
Free your soles.
Walk your way,
Today is the day.

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Top image cred: http://fashionolic.blogspot.com/2010/01/salvatore-ferragamo-springsummer-2010.html

Pastels Against Black and White

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At Pantone’s – “Revealing Color’s New Direction” webinar, they forecast a new trend in collaborating pastel shades against black and white. Let’s see if it catches on!

Image cred: my moodboard inspired by Pantone and curated from Pinterest.

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Emotional Home Decor – The New “Modern”

The times they are a changing…and “modern” is slowly stepping away from the stiff whites on white and black cubic shapes…to a more lively proportion with deep hues that reflect emotions within humanity.

We’re talkin’ colors of deep orangey reds, splashes of indigo, and cheers of yellow and iridescent bubbles. Strong, bright colors are becoming less overwhelming and more comfortable.

Within home decor, there are subtle ways to bring out the exuberance of emotion in style. Check out some inspiration below of beautifully set ways to add the new splash of “modern” in the home. What’s your favorite?

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Image cred: http://www.lushome.com/interior-color-schemes-yellow-green-spring-decorating/36352

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Image cred: http://www.shopinside.com.au/shop/category/brand-sheridan-kirkwood-indigo

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Image cred: http://erikabrechtel.com/2012/08/08/indigo-blue-pillow-obsessed/

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Image cred: http://guide.alibaba.com/shopping-guides/iridescent-tile-backsplash.html

Moodboard – Set Me Free Today

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Set up a life you don’t need to escape from,

with crab cakes and mangoes and flavors of rum.

Sips of morning coffee,

above the tree tops.

Lounging in the sun,

Lazy days in flip flops.

Floating bubble baths,

speckled with flower petals

and smooth silk pajamas,

every night’s sleep so gentle. 

I want to wake up every morning,

to the life I run to.

Every moment under the sun

I’m there spending it with you.

*All inspiration picked from my Pinterest boards. Follow me http://www.pinterest.com/candypeep

Through the Lens – A Poem of Identity Exploration

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It’s the ones who search,

That find it.

That reason for a purpose.

A reason below the surface.

The average is no option,

Deeper equation for adoption.

But through the countless hours,

Searching for what is ours.

A dim haze can appear,

Cloud your vision,

Envoke fear.

But confidence will break the light,

Make it brighter,

Darkness shine.

A search,

A quest in time,

A mission for life.

Those who search,

Will find destination for the drive.

Curiosity for sight.

Image cred: https://www.pinterest.com/kraszewska/eyewear/

Baby Steps – In my Nike Shoes

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I take that first step,
Deciding where to choose,
Into a world I don’t know.
In my nike shoes.
I follow the path,
To find a new home.
Some forks along the way,
Just do it and pray.
Pray this new land is better than the last,
The old world worked for a while.
But time to put it in the past.
Just like the seasons,
our needs change and grow,
Time for me to discover,
Walk along, explore and go.
Take the steps,
Plant the seeds,
In a land of freedom,
To fulfill my needs.

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Inspo Fridays! – A Song to Remind you to Love Life

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I remember sitting in the back of my mom’s new car when I was around 7 years old. It was her first “nice” car. A black Volkswagen Jetta. Our special luxury. It had been a couple years since my dad passed away and things were starting to look up. My mom was smiling.

Even though we didn’t have much money, my mom was trying to build a career and I was a happy little girl. I remember that day in the car, the song “These are Days” by Natalie Merchant/ 10000 Maniacs played and the words just felt so true. No matter what we didn’t have or what we lost, we were blessed and lucky to have each other and this thing we call “life”. I hope these words inspire your day as they do mine everytime I hear them.

THESE ARE DAYS

Natalie Merchant/ Christian Burial Music © 1992

These are days you’ll remember

Never before and never since, I promise
will the whole world be warm as this
and as you feel it, you’ll know it’s true
that you are blessed and lucky
it’s true, that you are touched by something
that will grow and bloom in you

These are days you’ll remember

When May is rushing over you with desire
to be part of the miracles you see in every hour
you’ll know it’s true, that you are blessed and lucky
it’s true, that you are touched by something
that will grow and bloom in you

These are the days
that you might fill with laughter
until you break

These days you might feel a shaft of light
make its way across your face
and when you do
you’ll know how it was meant to be
see the signs and know their meaning

You’ll know how it was meant to be
hear the signs and
know they’re speaking to you
to you

Lyrics cred: http://www.nataliemerchant.com/r/unplugged/lyrics/these-are-days-3

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Confidence Grows with Age – A Poem

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Don’t you worry,
My small, eager bud.
Confidence grows with age,
To help you swim through the mud.

So keep your stems up,
Nice and tall,
So you can see further,
Over the top of them all.

And if you ever feel like wilting,
Creeping down into the dirt.
Just pick up your leaves,
And look up at the sun,
As it shines down life to the earth.

Sometimes it could get cold,
And the rains pour, pour down.
Stay patient my small bud,
The water will feed you,
Stand you straight like a stud.

And when you’ve finally grown out all your petals,
You’ll grace the garden,
With love,
Growing roots of tendrils.

Stay blooming my dear flower,
Through the seed of heavenly power.
Because nature is in your soul,
It grows with every hour.
Allowing you to unfold.

Image cred: https://www.pinterest.com/amomfarfromhome/like-mother-like-daughter-matching-outfit-inspirat/