Posted in Book Reviews

The Coelura by Anne McCaffrey

Let’s take a step back in time to the good old fashioned fantasy genre…

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I happened to look at other reviews before I began my own on this February book review and found very opposing opinions of the work. To me this story was very simply just that. A story.

A simplistic sort of love novella that takes place in a far off corner of the universe with strange happenings and fantastical worlds.

I first picked up the story because the art on the jacket of the book was memorizing. Briefly flipping through it I knew the illustrations alone would be worth the buy, so I purchased the book and took it home with me and read it all in one sitting.

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The bad reviews that I read all complained of the basic authors writing style and were upset at the way the illustrator drew most of the attention, but I honestly loved it.

Often times I want to read a book to become deeply absorbed in the thickening plot, to cry for the characters or to root for their victories. Then now and again the most refreshing thing I find is reading a story like McCaffrey wrote where it is really nothing more than a small adventure in a large galaxy in the land of all possibilities; Imagination.

Through out the entire reading (with the help of the incredibly talented illustrator Ned Dameron) I was in a visual heaven.

Also, Please. If anyone ever paints a portrait of me I would love to have some awesome work like McCaffrey has where she looks like just a regular classy old woman holding a DRAGON LIKE SHE IS DAENARYS FREAKING TARGARYEN QUEEN OF THE WORLD. But I mean.. just putting it out there..

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I don’t like to categorize myself to any specific genre when it comes to the enjoyment of reading, but after reading this mystical novel I definitely want to delve into more classic sci-fi/fantasy books that have a simplistic yet wondrous charm.

I apologize for how short this book review is. I have been completely absorbed with my real life sadly and haven’t been able to pay much attention to the internet world. I have begun teaching art and dance classes as well as painting quite a bit as I am hoping to eventually start to sell my paintings and prints as a part time job.

I am working to find balance though! I promise March will produce a bit more activity on my end. If you haven’t had time check out my new section “Prayers to the Universe” and look forward to a couple more Guspacho posts!

I hope your February was full of magic and light as well as I hope your March is full of twice that amount. May you lose your head in the clouds and imagine the worlds beyond the galaxies, incredulous and wonderful. I feel like I am forgetting something… OH YEAH! Read! Read! Read!

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Posted in Prayers to the Universe

11:11

I can’t believe I am the only one on this entire planet, who has seen 11:11 on the face of a digital clock and immediately made a wish because if you did so in that moment it was bound to come true.

Or perhaps it was at the time you were fortunate enough to catch sight of a star shooting across the night sky when you happened to glance up.

What are wishes to prayers?

Or what are prayers compared to wishes?

Really they aren’t all too different from each other.

You made a wish because you maybe for a moment really believed in that magical number, star, or whatever divine being you give your faith to.

When we pray, wish and shout to the heavens for whatever reason we are releasing the deepest desires in our hearts. We take a moment to meditate on what it is our soul yearns for so that we may live life just a little more peacefully.

This is why the power of intentions is so remarkably powerful. When we pray we admit to our intentions, and what we intend is what our heart wishes. The focus and energy we generate when we take these precious moments determines our course of actions and inspires our way of living.

And so I pray to you. I wish for you.

Imagine the possibility of an entire world wishing for peace the next time they see a clock that reads 11:11.

Contemplate the positive energy that will for a moment be so prominent when we hope for another happiness the next time someone lucky gets to catch sight of a shooting star.

Picture the power of prayer, regardless to whether or not the divine another believes in resembles your own. Picture the way our communities and treatment of others will move foreword if we all take the smallest of moments to intend just a little more goodness in the world.

What a silly pageant girl answer I preach about right… I mean world peace?

But why mock the power of prayer? Of wishes? Of hope?

Together I pray we take our faith and create a better world for humanity to live in.

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Blessed be with love and light

Amen.

Posted in Prayers to the Universe

Sad Warrior

This is a prayer for the ones who are suffering.

For the ones who have reached a point they believe is of no return.

How did you find yourself on this lonesome cliff? Unaware that there are angels ready to carry you miles across the misery below?

You only feel the demons of your past persuading you the fall would be easier than the faith it takes to fly. Just like demons angels have mistakable disguises, so I beg you to look up.

I dare you to peer past the clouds and sky and envision the heavens beyond where angels descend to embrace you.

This pain is temporary as is this life, and the magnitude of your life is too great to withhold from those in need of your divine brilliance.

Imagine for a moment you are the person you were before you knew misery. Before you knew loss, betrayal, pain, loneliness, unsatisfaction, depression, anxiety and the overall sense of being wounded and incomplete.

How would you have known of real goodness or deceitful evil? What could you have testified to if it was only innocence you’ve known?

Now imagine you are healed. Imagine you carry the strength of something more powerful than addiction, more prominent than depression/anxiety and that you contain a presence not only powerful enough to change your life, but many others in just as much pain as you are in now.

When you are ready you will know. You will believe this all to be true.

Until then, my sad little warrior, I beg you to keep up the fight for a little while longer. Your worth to me is too grand to be forgotten. Your worth to the world is needed and soon. Please breathe with me the love and light that this prayer carries and continue to search for the angels around you that are here for the soul purpose of growing with the help of your incredible contribution to this life.

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Blessed be with love and light

Amen.