stay gold…

But just as the moon it shines straight
So dawn goes down today, No gold can stay
No gold can stay…

What if to love and be loved’s not enough?
What if I fall and can’t bear to get up?
Oh, I wish, for once, we could stay gold…

Singing really well: First Aid Kit
Inky: Happy New Year!  Stay safe…

let’s chat….


…then Vane grabbed me. “DuLac, let’s chat.”  His lit cigarette slammed through the air in a red glow before disappearing beneath the heel of his boot.

“Chat. British-speak for ‘Stand still while I yell at you.’..Like hell.”

Definition: My Merlin Awakening, Priya Ardis with some literary license from Inky.
Image: Croaky at deviant art (

no clue…


People just don’t seem to get me. Don’t understand that I need my space. Always telling me what to do. They think rules and routines and clean hands and your p’s and q’s will make everything all right. They haven’t got a clue.

Rant: Numbers, Rachel Ward
Image: Tomasz Alen Kopera

choicest gifts…


I often wonder if my imagination is one of God’s choicest gifts bestowed upon me to deliberately break me free from the frequent doldrums of my humanity.

Observation: Craig Lounsbrough
Drawing: Nanami Cowdroy



Life is basically like a soap bubble.  It rides on the wind, flying here and there, and before you realize it, pop!

It’s gone.

When it’s about to disappear, you think that you could’ve flown a bit higher.

But by the time, it’s already too late.

Observation: Sakata Gintoki

regret, remorse, hold on…

There’s no starting over, no new beginnings, time races on
And you’ve just gotta keep on keeping on
Gotta keep on going, looking straight out on the road
Can’t worry ’bout what’s behind you or what’s coming for you further up the road
I try not to hold on to what is gone, I try to do right what is wrong
I try to keep on keeping on

Singing: First Aid Kit
Song: My Silver Lining

just curious…


Inky:  We’re going on break until Monday.   I hope your Christmas is everything you wish it to be, filled with love, laughter and good times.. and the reason for the season.  Be Blessed.

Merry Christmas from Inky’s home to yours! 

reindeer has no tail…


Once upon a time, the Reindeer took a running leap and jumped over the Northern Lights.

But he jumped too low, and the long fur of his beautiful flowing tail got singed by the rainbow fires of the aurora.

To this day the reindeer has no tail to speak of. But he is too busy pulling the Important Sleigh to notice what is lost. And he certainly doesn’t complain.

Short, short story: Vera Nazarian
Image: National Geographic

thrive on your differences…

as-notedSometimes when we’re not paying attention, relationships hap­pen.
There is no rule that requires two people in love to be ex­actly alike.
In fact, there is some scientific evidence to suggest that on a genetic level, the people who are the most opposite are the most likely to have a healthy and long-lasting pairing.
But really, who can explain the mysteries of attraction?
Blame it on Cupid.
The moon.
The shape of a smile.
Both of you can thrive on your differences, as long as you respect them.
You say tomato, he says tomahto .
Let it happen,
Dive in head first.
We usually learn the most about ourselves from people who are different from us.

Excerpt: Smooth Talking Stranger, Lisa Kleypas
Image: Nine297

a clear snapshot…


Sometimes, without effort, you live in the moment. You don’t regret the past or worry about the future, and in that moment everything flashes before your eyes , a clear snapshot of what has to be done, and everything pauses…

Excerpt: Shadowed Skies, Rebecca McNutt