About

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After a life shattering event…some time has passed and now…

This is where I write the pieces together.

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I am a language anarchist passionately in love with words…

Writing without rules…Without barriers

I love to weave expression of emotion into rare and exotic word combinations…

Bringing clarity to my dreams, hopes, and wishes.

This is where I reconstruct myself…

Coalescing my past, present and future into one new whole….

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This is my world built with words…where imagination flourishes…

Creating my Dreamscape…

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I cordially invite you to come explore with me…

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΅∼ ೋღ  Christina~  ღೋ      ∼΅ 

216 thoughts on “About

  1. Great to here your story in short.
    May each piece has been broken be redefined. Also the context you give each piece will speak volumes to every one you meet.

    “live life with definition”

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    • Christina, You and your children have had a very sad time. I wish you much happiness for the future. The words ‘As if from nowhere suddenly you were there. You knew me better than I know myself’. I recognized you even though you were unknown.’ Who wrote these words, and are they part of a longer poem?
      Caroline

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      • Thank you very much Caroline, I really appreciate your well wishes!! 🙂 Yes, I wrote those words, they are from the most current poem on my home page (Intoxicating Inception). It is longer than just those words. 🙂

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  2. Best wishes for your reconstruction. I think that taking the decision to move on means that you are well on the way. Hugs.

    A quote I like:
    I have spread my dreams under your feet;
    Tread softly because you tread on my dreams
    WB Yeats

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  3. Thank you so much not only for sharing kind words and hugs, but also the quote…I’m totally going to use that! 😉 It goes perfectly with where I’m at!

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    • Thank you so much for following along…I’ll try to lead well and not disappoint (hopefully). 😉 I just keep thinking of Walt Whitman…”Oh Captain, My Captain…” 🙂

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  4. You can penetrate past. with the memories ….
    You can penetrate the future, centuries ahead with the knowledge … May you succeed in reconstructing yourself. I am delighted to find your blog, nice blog. I am Sorry for my bad english language. : D
    July 18, 2012

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    • Linda, thank you so much for your encouragment! I never realized how incredible and special this place would become to me. 🙂 Hugs and Blessings! ~

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  5. Christina, thank you for stopping by my blog and liking. It is great to reconstruct when we are mindful about it. I am trying to do the same and look forward to gleaning insights from your story.

    Take care,

    Ivon

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    • Ivon, Thank you for visiting me! And thank you for taking the time to read about my story and your kind words of encouragment. I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Blessings 🙂

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  6. you are the bravest ,sweetest, strongest person i know…..thank u for being my friend and thx for bein awesome!! i love u!love,elaine<3 ❤

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    • You are so very very incredibly sweet to share that with me! 🙂 No…thank YOU for being awesome! 😉 I love you too! Ooooodlst! 😀

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    • Oh! Thank you so much George!!! I am truly surprised and so very honored you would think of me for this award. I am so very appreciative!! 😀 Blessings friend! 🙂 ~

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    • Oh wow!! Thank you so very very much for your sweet praise and for thinking of me for this award!! 😀 I’m so honored!! Hugs and Blessings! ~

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      • you have always inspired me and now im very glad that sooo many other people get to be inspired by you!! congrats on the most recent awards! i love the 7 things about you because even tho you are my …uhhh…bestest best friend forever…bbff….i still learn things about you in those 7 things!! i love you Christina!! i obviously dont press the shift button for just anybody!!..but capitalizing your name was important!!!!

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          • I will most definitely check out how…though I am very very very hopeful you will soon have your own blog with your incredibly amazing/inspiring poems…then you will have a picture 😀 <3<3!!

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        • Aww..you are so very sweet! Thank you so much for your encouragment…for being there through the dark/pitch black times and now as the light starts to shine through…I am so appreicative of you bbff!! 🙂 lol and I appreciate the capitalization too!!! Love, Hugs, and Many Blessings sweetest friend!! 😀

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  7. All right, what are you after now?
    ‘literary refinement’ ‘subtle nuance’ ‘eccentric’ ‘eclectic’ and ‘imaginative’!
    Good grief, woman, AnElephantCant get big-headed!
    Thanks and hugs

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    • What am I afer? hmmmm…well just trying to elucidate my thoughts most eloquently to cheer up AnElephant!!

      And…um…doesn’t AnElephant already have a big head? 😛 I prefer to think of it as confidence rather than arrogance 😉

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      • so I read through some of your poems and I’m left wondering, how is the reconstruction coming along? Just thought I ask, since it is the heading on your webpage 🙂

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        • That’s a good question!!! 🙂 Hmmm….well writing has been a very good thing for me…getting a lot of the “ick” out. These past two years have been crazy…literally!

          After 17 years of marriage and being a stay at home mom…losing my husband sort of took my purpose and forced me to the provider role. His parents weren’t exactly supportive….imagine the exact opposite and then add worse. :/

          Now…I’m remembering who I was before I was married and putting those pieces together with me now….and feeling ready to move forward. I stll have bad days…but more and more better ones as each new day comes.

          Clear as mud? 😛

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          • survival is crazy, glad you are hanging in there 🙂 Sorry to hear you are not getting adequate support from the inlaws, I’m sure they can be a big pain in the rear end, even when they think they are being helpful…lol
            Remembering who you were before you were married…hmmm….sounds like you are getting younger! good for you 🙂 but do you have the energy level of when you were single? lol
            Your explanation was very good, its more like, clear as a dirty window. Just need some servicing and cleaning, and it will be good as new 🙂

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            • LOL clear as a dirty window! Gonna use that sometime! Actually, sadly my ex-in-laws are not firing on all their cylinders (to put it nicely). Some day I’ll tell the story, you can have popcorn…be careful not to choke on it though! I won’t be held responsible for that LOL! 😉

              Thank you for your wit….you do make me smile…and LAUGH! 😀

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              • man, you sure know how to build up anticipation…lol. Just give me heads up on when I should pick up some orville redenbacher kettle corn popcorn 🙂

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                  • Why do I have a feeling this will be a senior citizen funny story…lol
                    The story better be worse than my old man destroying my 4×4 gearbox in my truck…lol. He thought the knob to switch to 4×4-LOW was the air conditioner knob 😦
                    Its true when they say mind is the first thing to go..lol

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                    • LOL!! That is hysterical! Sorry for your poor truck though! I have yet to have the courage to switch to 4×4 in my old Suburban haha…I do love that truck though!!

                      I wish I could regale you with colorful antics and senior moments….but I cannot. Sadly, when I suggested choking on your popcorn…I was speaking of undeniable cruelty at the worst of all times…from people who just lost it….literally.

                      That being said….because I do so adore laughter and your lightening quick wit…I will let that one go for awhile and stick to the humorous antics of life at the present! 😀

                      P.S My eldest daughter told me I shouldn’t play World of Warcraft….she said I would get to addicted haha :p

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                    • yikes! I’ll definitely be on standby with my popcorn for the full story 🙂
                      You have a very smart daughter there, and she is correct, you will get addicted 🙂
                      But I will leave you one final thought on warcraft. In my zen voice, “Download World of Warcraft to light your darkest hour…” 🙂

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  8. Dear Christina,

    A solid and sound thank you for visiting and deciding to follow. I always appreciate a new and friendly face. I’ve also had a look through some of your poetry and I think I’ll need to visit more often. For starting up so recently, it seems you’ve been quite prolific.

    I have a sort of love-hate relationship with quotes. They’re nice, to draw attention to a person’s words, but dangerous in that they aren’t your words; it’s lovely to read that for the most part you have a quote and then a work of your own underneath. A quote alone- if I were ever to put one down- would feel naked to me. That IS just me, though. I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who don’t feel anything wrong with it at all.

    I mostly dropped by to thank you. I don’t get too much traffic- and honestly I can’t say I’m bitter about it or necessarily want more of it. It’s just how it is.

    I see an adventure ahead for you indeed, should you care to take those steps out. It looks like that’s where you’re headed, and maybe I’ll flit by once in a while to see where you go. ❤ I can't promise I'll stay. I'm fickle, after all. But your words have an energy to them that I find myself drawn to. If I must flit about like a moth, like a moth I'll be drawn back to your flame, as I am to all sources of light and heat.

    I hope to learn more about you.

    <3s,
    Eris

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    • Eris, thank you so much for sharing your kind thoughts and praise….I really really liked your metaphor of a moth to light and flame. I’m honored (especially after reading your work) that you would think so highly of mine. As for being prolific, I guess I sort of opened the floodgates… I just started writing poetry and now it just spills out 🙂

      I have begun reading a lot of your work and am just addicted now. Seriously…you have the wonderful ability to craft words in such an intriguing way…will definitely draw me back! 🙂

      I hope to see you around here also….I would like to know more about you too 🙂

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  9. Aah, sweet Christina, your comments on today’s blog make me feel bad when I compare my tongue-in-cheek woes to your real tragedy.
    Your compassion does you great credit, you are too kind to a satirical Elephant.

    Oh, and everyone knows that Peanuts come in the funny pages!

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    • LOL the funny pages!!!! That really did make me laugh out loud! I would never want you to feel bad…I kind of like that I can be silly over at your place…am quite quirky/fiesty by nature…when I’m not sad. And no I’m not bipolar lol 😉

      I do appreciate your kindness, caring, and empathy…I always knew AnElephant was a big ole sweetheart despite his best efforts to appear otherwise!!! Hugs!!!

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    • I’m so glad to see you Rosy…I know you are quite special to Penny (mom). It’s an honor to me that you would stop by and visit me! 🙂 Blessings ~

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    • LOL Don’t you just love it when you type out the reply in the wrong spot? :p Hope you see the real reply on my about page…yeah I’m a dork! 🙂

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  10. What a wonderful gift! Been a hard couple of days going through that ‘box-o-past stuff’ here online…healing…but hard. Soooo… how extrememly fantastic to get this from you today!!

    I’m so very honored you would think of me for this…you’re just absolutely aweome! 😀 Yay! Something fun to write about!! 😉

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    • you’re right. i didn’t see this. just ran out of comment space too in my humble nook.

      nobody deserves real reader appreciation more than you do…and you get to write 7 more things about you too 😉

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      • haha I’m a dork, didn’t hit the right “reply” button 🙂

        You’re too sweet…seriously! LOL 7 more things…hmmm…gonna have to really think about that one…now would be a good time to have many exotic travels to talk about….on my to do list…not my done list 😉

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  11. no worries. to do lists are most interesting, especially if it involves travel. i dunno how exotic your travel ideas can get but there are many many interesting places to explore.

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    • Since the only country besides America I’ve visited is Canada…the list is long. I do have a top three though 🙂 Mostly tropical…but not all. I do love the architecture and really old cities like Venice, Rome…always wanted to go to Greece (am half Greek after all 🙂 I will…someday, I promised myself and I always keep my promises!!’ 😉

      I get the impression you’re quite the traveller…any fav’s to recommend?

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  12. venice, rome and maybe athens are very good choices! strictly speaking, i’m not really a “traveler.” Most of my travels are work-related so I really haven’t been to most of THE places I really want to go to. and yeah, venice is at the very top of that list too. my american boss, who has traveled many times to venice (work-related) has made me drool on many occasions about his venice experiences. how i wish, he’d send me next time instead and let me stay for a week 😉 he gave me a nice vespa snowball though.

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  13. Aww you should get to go! Maybe they could rotate haha so everyone gets a chance. Though I would think it would be better on a vacation…the you could really enjoy it! Now I keep thinking about the boat race in The Italian Job movie haha…seriously though def at the top of my list!! Are you always on the go? Noticed you rarely say where you are…understandably! 🙂

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    • OH that is so very caring of you…to be so concerned for the safety of the information on the flash drive that you would take the time to personally hand deliver it! You should get a raise for that kind of commitment! :p

      That is very super super scary! I get that one has to be safe online, but wow…that just scares my socks off…even though I’m not wearing socks (100 degrees here now). I’m just curious by nature but totally and completely understand why you would not want to share specifics!! I always try to figure out where people are by what time it is for them haha…I’m not very good at it so no worries! :p

      I remember the good ole days before Facebook/Twitter/Etc…a little program calld mIRC…simply just chat…was so fun and not stalker scary! Even had a cool nickname that has since stolen…numerous times grrrr 😦 Ever hear of it? mIRC not my nickname haha

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      • lol. the lengths i’m willing to go through for my job :p

        lots of psychos out there. i was referring to multiply. email is safer though. but you can probably guess whereabouts from your stats (can i ask a small favor if you could delete my message before this? a little too much info. thanks :p)

        it is near dawn here so i gotta turn in in a while. my insomnia’s killing me :). i’m afraid i haven’t heard of mIRC. i used YM for chatting. i think i was also using pretzellogic. lost the password though and the account was linked to an email i almost never use. so i lost my chat rights 🙂

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        • Done 🙂 Totally understand! Email or Instant messaging is probably the best way to keep it private. mIRC was ancient like…1996…haha

          Hope you get some sleep and your cup o’capp tomorrow – or later…anyway sweet dreams! Hugs ~

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  14. that was 3 years ago and i’m still paranoid. thanks very much! will try to get a few winks before i head to the office later. see ya later 🙂 hugs.

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  15. You’re such a wonderful writer, Christina! Thank you for coming in to the DIARY! I cant wait to read more of your upcoming posts! God Speed!

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    • Thank you so much Mack!! I really appreciate your very sweet compliments 🙂 I’m hopeful, prayerful, to write what might be enjoyable or inspire others. Again, thank you for stopping by! 🙂

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  16. Wow Christina, I really love your blog and I’m really sorry to read of your late husband, your writing and poetry are incredible.

    Chris.

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    • Thank you so much Chris!! I really appreciate your sweet comment and condolences. I’m very happy you stopped by and look forward to exploring your place more 🙂

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    • Oh YES! This is Brilliant!! Thank you for sharing this with me 😀 It’s more than awesome to meet a fellow Whovian and further…one who created an award with the Doctor Who theme while using the idea of regeneration for those of us who have been through extreme difficulty and are ourselves ‘regenerating’. Thank you so very very much! This is Fantastic 😀 !!!

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      • Blimey! Well, what can I say? You’re quite welcome… I read your comments on my blog but I haven’t replied yet… bit busy watching a bit of Who… you know how it is… and writing my own blog… which isn’t about Who tonight…

        …I’m assuming you know it’s coming back on September 1st, right? Who, not my blog. My blog is always on. Like re-runs of Top Gear and Kitchen Nightmares. Only better.

        Gotta go. Have got a post to post. Or something.

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        • LOL No worries…I’m sad to admit I am rather behind on Who….waaay behind. But I have them recorded. Still struggling with the ‘new’ doctor! I did so love David Tennant!!

          LOL Always on…very funny…thank you for another laugh! Good luck with the post! No pressure to repsond my other commets…guess I got a little (understatement lol) over excited to meet a fellow whovian here 😀 !

          I am hoping to catch up in time for the season premiere though!!

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          • Matt Smith is cool. And a bit bonkers. Better than Tennant. There, I’ve said it.

            I’ve written about Doctor Who several times… just do a search on my site… my Return To Innocence post will get you caught up to speed (a little) with where I’m going in life 🙂

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  17. Hi Christina,
    I would like to nominate you for the Thought Provoking Blog Award. No pressure. The details are on my blog or you can just consider it a compliment. ~ Wendy

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  18. Hi Christina,

    Thanks so much for following me and I’m sorry for visiting so late! I’m always behind now in reading, but we all do our best! I will follow you, too, and look forward to the journey!

    Lauren 🙂

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  19. Had a real nice time reading your poems. So, I’m a follower now, waiting for more of your writing. 🙂
    Have a nice day 🙂

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  20. One of my favorite quotes.. from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

    Letting the True Spirit within us Empowers, Reveals and Strengthens us to become our Best…

    2nd Favorite quote… from Robert Louis Stevenson:
    “To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.”

    Be well Christina… and remember, Reconstruction is an inside job.

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    • Thank you so much for sharing these quotes Michael!! I apologize for my late response. Lots going on here. I did want to thank you though….will add these to my ever growing collection of favorites!!

      Yes, definitely reconstruction from the inside out! 🙂 Blessings ~

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    • Chris, I am well thank you sweet friend 🙂 Life just kind of got really crazy all at once, hopefully am back now! I hope you are doing well? Hugs! ~

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  21. Christina, thanks for the follow on my journey. I wish you peace and blessings on yours. Be well.

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    • Oh Rosy thank you so so much!!! I am so behind, no doubt will do my post after the new year. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you have a very very Happy New Year!! Thank you again 😀 Hugs ~

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  22. Il viaggio

    Si possono percorrere milioni di chilometri in una sola vita
    senza mai scalfire la superficie dei luoghi
    nè imparare nulla dalle genti appena sfiorate.
    Il senso del viaggio sta nel fermarsi ad ascoltare
    chiunque abbia una storia da raccontare.

    the trip

    You can walk a million miles in a single life
    never scratch the surface of places
    nor learn anything from people barely touched.
    The direction of travel is to stop and listen
    anyone who has a story to tell.
    ciao cristina

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