Remember This Always

When she was a child he told her about their family history-

it was full of adventurers, travelers, romance, Magicians, musicians

and artists.


Her eyes lit up and her spirit reached out and tasted the possibilities

of it all.

All of this history was in her blood waiting to be born, recognized and named.


And then her Father laughed at her excitement and said-

over the grave he had dug for her that day-

 ” Well you know, light bulbs burn bright before they burn out “

and he left her there

in the dark

to wait for dreamless life to end.


Daily Addictions Prompt: Reinforce

What the Cat Said

Photo A.M. Moscoso

I should not care for you

but I do

We should not have been friends

but we are

I watch you laugh and dream and wonder

at the world

with my eyes shaped for the night

my familiar who lives for the day

Hamish Macbeth of Echo Lake

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Inspired by Pic and a Word Challenge: Gesture



Call Me Matilda

There are a couple of reason for why I chose this song today.

For the most part I have been singing Waltzing Matilda since  I first heard it- and I have no idea when that  was. I was a little girl and I think my Grandpa Bert may have taught it to me, so I was around 5 years old.

I caught on to the fact this song was about a traveler all along in the world surviving by his wits and that he sang a lot ( come on now, I was five ). The thing here is, when I was five I was positive I was going to grow up and wander the world ( with a dog  ) and one day I would leave this world- me and my dog- when we got old but would a little thing like death stop us?


It would most certainly NOT.

We’d be ghosts, me and my dog and our adventures would never end.

Me at five and I was ready to see the world!


Oh there once was a swagman camped in a billabong
Under the shade of a coolibah tree
And he sang as he looked at his old billy boiling
Who’ll come a waltzing Matilda with me

Who’ll come a waltzing Matilda my darling
Who’ll come a waltzing Matilda with me
Waltzing Matilda and leading a water bag
Who’ll come a waltzing Matilda with me

Down came a jumbuck to drink at the water hole
Up jumped the swagman and grabbed him with glee
And he sang as he stowed him away in his tucker bag
You’ll come a waltzing Matilda with me

Down came the squatter a riding on his thoroughbred
Down came the troopers one two three
Whose is that jumbuck you’ve got in the tucker bag
You’ll come a waltzing Matilda with me

But the swagman he up and he jumped into the water hole
Drowning himself by the coolibah tree
And his ghost may be heard as it sings in the billabong
Who’ll come a waltzing Matilda with me

I chose this version of Matilda for two reasons.

First of all Puddles has the most  magnificent voice in the world- you can catch him live or recorded and delicious voice is there waiting to treat your soul to a feast of notes just ready to feed your hungry soul and all of the muses.

Second- if you went by looks you’d probably think you were going to get pranked and  maybe you wouldn’t give Puddles a chance because of the way he looks.

There’s a life lesson in that.

I’ll let you work that part out while you click play and waltz with me and Puddles.

Challenge Accepted!

Song A Day 

Thoughts Of An E’ville Woman