Life As An Art Form

Quips & Commentaries in Prose and Poetry

Forgiving Super Momma

Avril Somerville (SomerEmpress)

Last Thursday evening, amid a crazy schedule of drop-offs, school closings, cooking, cleaning, writing, Girl Scouts, haircuts, basketball, and laundry, I took a moment just for me, to make a delectable protein shake that would fill the void in lieu of a sit-down dinner.  It was to be a delicious mix with chocolate PB2, a powdered peanut butter booster, sprinkled in for …

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In the meantime, I’ve been…. Writing But, of course! Watching My babies grow. Enjoying Summer. Investing In…. Loving him. “He loves me…. he’s special…. ly different” In the meantime I’ve been Working On a masterpiece– “Thinking of a master plan/’cuz ain’t nuthin’ but sweat inside my hand” I’ve been Affected No doubt Inspired By Little, but …

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I am so pleased to bring you this post! In it, my eldest daughter River, age 7, reviews a beautiful story called “The Girl with the Magic Hands” by Nnedi Okorafor. Nnedi rightfully earned the 2012 Black Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature (fiction). Her novels, listed in their order of publication, include: Zahrah …

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I went to pick up my four-year old daughter today from her preschool located inside a community church.  I had a relatively good day trying to be reflective and more available and open to Spirit, and less distracted by the noise of social media or the news.  So you can imagine my reaction when I …

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What I Learned Today

Avril Somerville (SomerEmpress)

I’ve always said that Life comes to teach us something, and I’d like to think that I’ve learned some great lessons along the way, but today was quite a reflective day, and the ten lessons below, though not entirely new, played over and over in my mind.  Here is what I learned: No matter the …

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