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Our Musings category focuses on speculation, reflection and deep thought, covering everything from self-contemplation to humorous views on life in general.

This is the place to submit your thoughts on spiritual matters or philosophical subjects and to share your feelings on any topics you’ve ever pondered or wondered about.

AaronArcher 2 days ago

Forgive Me

Confession

In my dreams, I know you are there. Silently whispering tolet you go. Beyond the dreams white as snow where angelsdance Adagio. In fluidity as I feel your breath touch mysoul of memories, watching you fade to a shadow of pale.As I take...

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yurigagarin 5 days ago

Time Stands Still For No One

Thoughts on growing old.

I am related by marriage to one of the big old Birmingham UK families, and at any family event, there are always aunts and uncles, cousins, and nephews, and nieces to catch up with. This afternoon, I attended a family funeral, and as is always the c...

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Gone are the paper mâché shadows that hung by my window. Now dust motes in heavy coats of memories. So long time ago in my sleep. Where dreams are made, sewn with bows. And my old stuffed socks with buttons became my best friends. Now the circle has cl...

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In her fingertips to build a nest in a tree to rest hung the moon a carol ring rung tinged with blue of speckled eggs

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I can’t begin to tell you just how excited I get when I see winter start to disappear. Don’t get me wrong, I do like winter. Christmas is an especially good time for me, a big family dinner with my children and all the grandchildren. I love looking at...

TheShyThespian 1 month ago

A Lover Lost...

This is a story of loss and bereavement.

My dearest Darling, You’ve meant so much to me since we’ve been together. You’ve been a beacon of hope, allowing me to express myself in ways I didn’t know I needed. You may not even know it, but you encouraged me so much. You’ve helped me have the co...

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Molly 1 month ago

What Gives You The Right

My rambling thoughts...

What gives you the right to assume I’m DTF? That’s Down To… Well, you can look it up. I assure you I’m not. Perhaps after some time, some long time, and a bonding friendship built of courting and a heavy dose of flirting. Yes, I said courting. People...

His eyes were curious, his ears inquisitive. I wondered if he was a fan of Taylor Swift or if the sound of the ukulele touched at some primal memory. Or, maybe like me, he just liked the sound of the small waterfall that cascaded down the smooth time-...

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As I tootle-foot along the wayover coastal dreams and streams through meadows of yesterday and marigolds of butterfly wings bubbling life's champagne crickets fiddle fantasia's quadrille overstepping stones and 'morrows

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TiTo 1 month ago

The Voice of My Hair

Life's Coping Mechanisms

The other day I stared into the mirror looking at my receding hairline and feeling I could have done with some better genes and some better hair maybe? But then I stopped and shut my eyes... One thought led to the other and took me down...

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There are no flowers without breath no life without dark or heartbreak without pain in loneliness of everything lost yet I feel your nearness to forget all tears

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On my last birthday, my husband bought me a new car. I have to say it was lovely, dark blue shiny paintwork, it had everything. My old red car was a bit of a classic, but it did drive like a tractor. No power steering, no air conditioning. It was also qui...

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I see your face When I close my eyes I hear our music Your voice in my head Love has no limit No ending of time In my heart and soul You’re with me The touch is strong Still I miss you

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AaronArcher 2 months ago

Chalk Dust

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Long thin strands emanating from a jar of angel's hair cotton. Draping over crystal roses and buttons. Of memories and Cheerios when I was a lad, and the stars were brighter. When dudes were from the East, and there was respect for one's elders. Coffee wa...

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Ping 2 months ago

Getting A Little Heiny

Sometimes we’ve done a better job than we think we’re doing…

Camping. Love it or hate it, it sucks. Rainy tent erection. Sucks. Boisterous drunken neighbours. Sucks. Mosquitoes. Every single one of them sucks. What doesn’t suck are the shared lasting memories that are both measurable and immeasurable. The...