covered sanctuary Written by saynotoclowns threaded achingly through time’s needle, prism-ed mind’s embroidered retreat Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related 34 thoughts on “covered sanctuary” Ah! So beautiful! My mind filled up with so many awesome images with this. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Hi! Thank you! Oh my gosh I am in love with this guy’s awesome talent. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Another haiku mistress on the block. Loved this Vanessa 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Why, thank you! Is it haiku? I’ve read so many different things but in the beginning I was taught it only had to do with the syllable count, so that is what I go with. Right or wrong. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply There are academics who spend a lifetime debating the subject, Vanessa. If the writer and the reader think it is haiku then that is what is (in my humble un-academic opinion). Nonetheless it was an excellent poem 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, I appreciate your un-academic opinion. And also that you think it is excellent, thank you so much! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 🙂 🙂 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply LOVE your new blog look! ❤ LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Hi! Thank you! I was never happy. It kept bothering me. Now I am at peace. Gosh, and so not melodramatic ever. 😁🧡 LikeLike Reply LOL! It really does look nice. And I love your black and white photo! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Awww thank ye ever so kindly. LikeLike Reply ❤❤❤ I love pictures of your face, because the facets of your beautiful soul shine so brightly. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Kindra! Really, how kind! You’ve brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful thing to say. 💘 LikeLike Reply You sweet heart!!! I mean it! I think you are special, and I love you. 💓 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Gosh darn! I don’t say this easily, but I love you too. And I am telling you, your book…spoke so much to my heart. It’s hard to put into words ❤ LikeLike Reply ❤❤❤ I can’t tell you how much that means to me. That’s my life. A snippet–and I am so much greater than that–my story continues. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, and how you have been tested! And the timing of it all! And your health issues inspire me so much too! I feel honoured that we “met” 💐🌟 LikeLike I love this song so much. Been listening to it on and off since 1999. this version of it is mellow, nice, off-beat (?). I love it. It’s in the OST of Fight Club (favorite movie,book), and Mr Robot (favorite TV show). I’m adding this version to my playlist of different versions of Where is my mind. Thankee for shareee. The poem, it was a little haunting, yes, but good. Made me think of spiders and their pincers and like a silverish web-thing. Back when i was a kid i went to this factory where they made thread, wound yarn around and stuff. There was a machine that had intricately webbed out a hundred different threads in a mesh. Dye was dripping off of them. It was beautiful and scary. A good poem makes you remember things from your past, and that’s one reason people read, not just poems but stories too, and this one did that for me. So, yeeeeeeeeeee. Thankee. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Have you? That is very interesting! I do like the Pixies. It has been ages since I have had a good listen to them. I loved this when I first heard it. I love your memory. That is gorgeous! Thanks for your comment, you are an interesting guy Mr Abe Leaner 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Wait, ’99? You were only little. My goodness, that is a very cute image in my mind young Ibrahim. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply My dad used to watch movies on VHS. Alone. Of course. Like, Fight Club wasn’t a movie you watched either with your wife or your kid. Anyhoo there was this giant crack in the door that I’m sure he had no clue about. I watched like 8 movies through that crack. Har-de-har-har. Fight Club being one of them. That’s when I first heard Where is my mind. I was I think 6 years old back then hahaha LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Are you kidding? My brother used to do the same thing…that little goober used to either hide under the piano bench or watch through a crack in the hallway door. Sometimes he regretted it, and realised my parents didn’t want him to watch some things for good reason! 😝 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply hahaha, yes, regret is best learned like that. hahha LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Embroidered retreat feels cozy and colorful and smells like fresh thread. Loved the haiku! As for the ‘thank you’ issue, I understand what drove you to write about it. I too have read too such simplified, confused pieces. Answering ‘thank you’ doesn’t ‘disempower’ you. It’s other things that do that. My worst is ‘the universe has plans for you’ way of thinking. Do these people know what the universe is? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you! I love your comment. Smells like fresh thread. It’s amazing what music does for memory. The universe comments like that are interesting. I think there are a lot of phrases these days that are thrown around rather thoughtlessly. I personally think that one sounds ominous ha! 😳My knee jerk reaction is, Gawd, I hope not. 🤓 Because, like you said, what does that mean? What is it? What/whose is the consciousness they’re implying? Where is it coming from? What is their goal? I need specifics 😁 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Exactly! And here are two more phrases I dislike: Everything happens for a reason (meaning we’re taught something and mature through this ‘everything’) And: You can become everything you want. The world is at your fingertips blah blah… the universe… blah blah… I’m sure that’s exactly how the war victims in Syria or the dehydrated children in Africa feel. Oh, no, wait: the universe decided there’s a reason for these people to suffer in order to be taught something and become more mature – and finally become whatever they want and every dream will come true, because the world is at their fingertips. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How interesting! I feel the same. I’m a christian and I hear christians say this too. And I disagree. No, I don’t believe everything happens for a reason. This world is broken, filled with selfishness and evil. A lot of times unfortunate and/or evil shit happens. No, please, please don’t tell me that my loved one getting mangled in a car accident happened for a reason. I do absolutely believe God can bring good out of bad, I’ve seen it many times, but to say there was a reason for that, or part of a “plan”, that is very shaky, (not to mention, insensitive) ground, imho. My husband is a pastor, and we both advise our church members the same with this… one of the worst things you can say to someone after a tragedy, no matter how well intentioned. Oh my gosh, I agree with you so strongly on this other point too. One of the worst things I heard a couple of years ago was from a friend who works in a health food shop… one of her customers was discussing the abhorrent case of a 3 year old girl in India who was raped, and she said, I kid you not, that “obviously” this was some kind of lesson the little girl sub consciously thought “the universe” needed to teach her!!! O GOD!!! (I honestly almost cried when she told me.) You can imagine the reaction of my friend. She did not care if she lost her business. And I’m thinking, what kind of monster would think that?? I mean, if we want to talk extremism!! My poor friend was in shock and kind of needed to debrief. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It’s great that you advise people against saying this awful thing to others. ‘Insensitive’ is the right word for it. I don’t know where all these theories come from, but they are so simplistic they make my head ache. What that customer said was cruel. I too would have kicked her out of my shop if I had one. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, so cruel. I truly can’t get my head around it. Thanks for your comments! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply This was a very interesting conversation. I am so glad we had it! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I agree! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply The feels, yo. The feels….. gahhhh Jess || https://www.learningfromstrangers.com LikeLiked by 1 person Reply haha love this comment! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply hi. friendly banter is always welcome. Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. 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