I Just Called to Say I Love You

in #lifelast year (edited)


Today is a beautiful day. Warm to the touch… oh, what heaven in the middle of fall. I'm sitting in a cafe, in a circle of internet, something that has been absent for weeks at a time this trip. The morning coffee is still my very favorite, sharing it with you, despite the fact I dislike posting from the phone. It gives me a better appreciation for my laptop. As I look out beyond my table, the perfect day or a perfect day smiles back at me. Where sweating it out in a gym would totally be a crime, so I took it outside… running uphill –both ways, or so it seemed to me. Perhaps too much vacation has made me soft. I try not to think of home, my extending family sending me pictures, the annual raking of the leaves, miles of piles, for the leaves that have finally let go… absent are the flowers that once upon a time wafted through the meadows. Oh, yes. They are gone, gone, gone…. Space had been cleared, to make room for the new…same place, next year.

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It is a beautiful day nevertheless. This is the kind of day that feels like eternal sunshine and happiness. Today is definitely a beautiful day.

I wanted to take a moment and thank all of those that have continued the #MarketFriday challenge in my absence. I cannot even begin to tell you how much that meant to me, especially as I was clicking through them this morning, reading them. Touched beyond words at so many, giving me the pleasure. Thank you once, again and again. Greetings from the Caribbean. Somewhere out there.

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It had been a little bit of work and a lot of pleasure that has taken me away, but, I will be back this weekend. Perhaps I should begin crying now? I hear that it is borderline frigid there. That has become unacceptable to my brain. It is still speaking of sun and shine and definitely beautiful days.

Home again
Home again
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It has been almost a month that I have been gone, and honestly, the carefree living of the islands couldn't be any more addictive. What is not to love, when your eyes capture the beauty of each moment? of course, we all know there is no such thing as perfection, but, I also know that perfection is definitely overrated. Sometimes, you need a shakeup to make life more interesting. Ah, yes. I can still find my perfection in there somewhere.

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Despite being surrounded daily by the eclectic beauty, the vibe, the people, there is this place inside of me that misses home and the people in my life, including you.

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So. I wanted to say hello with the small chance I got. I'll be home Sunday night, so don't forget to save my spot for me!


Flowers. There must always be flowers to color my world.

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"Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time, like dew on the tip of a leaf." - Rabindranath Tagore

I knew before I saw you
Your touch would start my turn
From the bottom to the top
To a place I can breathe
Once, all over again

With you, but alone
The night almost gone
I know how I feel
Getting off this spinning wheel
Again, all over again


And just like that, these words are done. I want to thank you so much and just know that although much sun and shine are going to be used up today, I can guarantee that there is still a little left in my heart. Have a most fabulous day!



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I always post this poem down at the bottom of my posts. It is one that has become so near and dear to my heart. I only post the most famous part of it, but, wanted to post it in its entirety today.

they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered,
"where does it hurt?"
it answered,

"everywhere"
"everywhere"
"everywhere"

warsan shire



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Hey Denise,
there you are - that's cool to know, because I have been missing your colorful posts ... I nearly became !DERANGED 😉
Enjoy your last days in the Caribbean and then come back 😊


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Hehehehehe! I have been off nearly a month and it will be hard to come back to the cold, especially after perfect weather! Not too hot, not too cold. Just like Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Just right!

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I will enjoy my last days. Sigh. Thanks so much !!

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So, you have had a good time and I hope the cold will not be too cold when you are back ;)

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Thank you Denise 🙂

I wouldn't be in any big hurry to get back ether lol
You are missed though =)
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Hehe! Oh, you remembered!! I'm not in a hurry! I have only been gone for a month! I need more time! I hear it is cold back home!

Thank you! I miss you guys too!

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Hello, hello!!!!! I've missed you :) So glad to hear you're on your way back, although to tell you the truth, your photos look quite inviting. It's been quite cold for much of the US, perhaps you left at just the right time! Safe travels my friend, look forward to hearing more about your trip! xx

Hello!!! I have missed you!!! I have heard I will be sorry!! Thank you and I will be home Sunday night! 💖

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Sorry your spot is taken... you'll have to circle the block... Only kidding :-)

Hahahaha! OMG! That made me laugh so hard people are staring at me! :) Hi, Mike!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me with a laugh.

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I've missed you already, dear Denise!
I wish you a great rest and lot of beautiful photos!

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I will be back on Sunday! xoxo I have missed you as well!! Thank you for the lovely flowers! For you, a flower, always~


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Thank you so much, my Barbara! @barbara-orenya It is has been such a wonderful time away and the warmth of the people and the rays of the sun have captured my heart!

I will be back Sunday night and I look forward to checking in on Steemit! Love to you, my friend!

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Enjoy your last moments!!

Oh, truth!!! The moments are the most precious! I hope all is going well for you!

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Hi, yes, I am very well and it is also going great!!

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I love those 3D wall decorations! Fantastic works!!!

The weather is very good over there. In here, it's raining like crazy! 😐

That is only because I am in the Caribbean right now. :) I took almost a month away from home and will be returning Sunday night.

I am told it is cold at home! Now that isn't what I bargained for. LOL

Great to see you.

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Ah, I see. Enjoy your holidays, then... and thank you very much for the gift.

It is always my pleasure!

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About to send a search party out for you. girl. So glad to have you back and posting in the steem universe:)

Well, I was locked out of Steemit, commenting and posting. I could only read. :( However, I am sitting in a cafe and will be home Sunday night!!! Oh, I am so not ready! Hi, Pryde!!!

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Thank you! I am on holiday with no internet! Be back this weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

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Aw, you found an entire wall of flowers!

We're keeping home nice and cool for your return. ;)

Not only one wall, but, a whole four alleyways! It is just so magical. If there is one thing about you, Victor, it is that you are always and forever thoughtful.

Thank you. ;)

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Awe, that's so kind. And here I was all jealous and contemplating meeting you with ice to welcome you back :)

Hehe! See? Thoughtful. :)

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We look forward to seeing you! I'm glad that paradise does not cause amnesia ... and you think about us too.

Oh, you are all so unforgettable! I could never! :) Hi, Dan! @bluemoon

I can see that life is treating you well~ Are you a grandfather yet?????

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Hi, Denise! @dswigle.
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My granddaughter already has a month !!!
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There are some nice exterior painting there. I wonder who calls then mural, who calls the graffiti.

Tomato/Tomato.... I believe they would be the same. It is just like a weed and flowers. :)

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Well I know all you fans missed you on here. Good to see you posting again. This place isnt as much fun without you. Told you no one would forget you!

So good to see you again, if only for a few moments! Glad you are safe and sound and will be returning Sunday night.💕

While you were away, this bully called Winter arrived much to soon and ran our beloved Autumn away. Hope you brought extra sunshine and warmth back to the States to share! (It's okay if you did not -- you cannot go back to grab some anytime soon!)☀️🌊⛴

Looking forward to see your dazzling photography and live vicariously through your journeys! Safe travels! @dswigle

Thank you, Nina! 💖

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I missed seeing your perky self on Steemit! @dswigle 😘❤⛱

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Hi sweet Denise, on your phone in a café, i love that you took time of the boat. I miss the cruise, had such a great time so i know you are to, i will go to the other blog now

After such a long long time missed your post on steemit

Thank you! It is nice to know when you are missed!

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So nice to hear you are having such a lovely, sunny, fun-filled vacay. You are going to miss that warmth when you return Sunday. brrrrr here. ♥

Beautiful, absolutely stunning. I vote for more months off for you! What you give us then is astonishing.
There will always be a spot for you. xo

No matter how good the time is (and I hope it has been wonderful!)....... and........ despite the cold...... isn't it always something comforting about coming back home? I love coming home.

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