Posted in Silent Sunday

With confidence and trust



This week it is Smokey’s turn to stand, or rather lie in the spotlight. He looks up with confidence and trust. Four years in our family have done him a lot of good. And he entertains us on daily basis with his crazy shenanigans and funny sounds. Such an awesome companion!

Posted in Personal, Photo

Faith in what will be

My life is in a slight state of turmoil these days – bird leaving the nest and stuff – and I have been swept away by the events. The words follow and flow come to mind often. Fortunately I’m a good swimmer, so don’t worry! 😉


But now the flow slowed down to a trickle and I’m able to focus again. On the (almost) here, the (almost) now:


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My baby son (easily two heads taller than me) is coming home this Saturday for a few days to celebrate carnival. I will finally be able to give him that hug I’ve been dying to give him since he unexpectedly left three weeks – which feel like three months – ago. And that kick in the butt. 😀


Thank you, Sonia Ricotti, for sharing this splendid advice.

Posted in Poems



trust and pride you have

trodden with feet of blindness

now bent ’till broken



Posted in Personal, Poems



How can I be wrong

when stars light up in your eyes

whenever we meet


How can I be wrong

in bringing down my heart’s walls

my trust so complete


How wrong could I be

to pour in an endless well

I’m dehydrated



Prompted by One Single Impression

Image by Anjart
Poem © Marion
Posted in Personal, Photo, Poems, Writing


Life, you amaze me
ejecting originals
of the unknown
into my perception
of non-virtual reality

I must catch these threads
and weave them
within my own tapestry
Spread or cut them
as I see fit

Perspectives change
the patterns of truth
I share or not
to keep others
from harm

Life is living
folding choices
into balance
Trust me enough
to let go

Text © Marion
Posted in Stories

Dear Mirror of Life, I swear to tell the Truth, the whole Truth and nothing but the Truth…

Day 22 of the ‘Post A Day 2011′ challenge: Is it always better to know the truth, even when it hurts? Or is ignorance bliss? Or are they both true some of the time?

First of all: what exactly IS the truth? Is there even a thing as THE truth? Ask ten witnesses to an incident to tell you exactly what happened, and you will get ten different stories. It all depends on one’s point of view.

I do not need to know the truth about everything, please no. Carrying the additional weight of things that just don’t matter, are unavoidable or utterly unimportant, would be a waste of time and energy. If people hide something from me, it will be on their conscience and not on mine. I’m fine with a light veil of ignorance as long as the bliss part doesn’t turn into a fake reality. And as long as these little lies would not influence other people’s feelings and possible actions. Because that would be a totally different issue.

We need to know the truth to be able to form our own opinion and make decisions accordingly. Without the truth we have no choice. And we need to have these choices because it is OUR life! For example, if a close friend would be hypocrite about our friendship, I would need to know, even if it hurts. It would be my choice – and my choice alone – to accept this or to end the relationship. Trust is the one thing I can’t do without in matters of the heart, both in love and friendship. I have to be able to feel safe and trust in the ethics and honor of people I care deeply about. As they can in mine.

No one can look into your soul or read your thoughts. Only you can determine whether something is true or not. You can lie and cheat, but your heart and mind will know the truth anyway. Perhaps one day they will speak up. Just make sure your conscience is clean and that you act with respect, understanding and love. Then you will be able to make the right decision whenever you are in doubt whether to tell the truth, hide the truth or to lie. Perhaps about the amount of cookies you ate while you are on a diet 😉

Be true to your convictions
Be true to your honor
Be true to your loved ones
But most of all
Be true to yourself!

Photo double twist: Take a picture of a thing that expresses a truth.

The Mirror of Life: you can’t hide from yourself!

Posted in Poems


Whenever I think of you
my heart swells with feelings.
a mixture of love and hope,
of trust so big it changed my life.

In the future that’s my past
I used to stand alone,
be my own woman, be strong.
And I still do, but no longer lonely.

On my path there’s you
your eyes encouraging onwards,
hands holding mine,
warm arms embracing.

Harmony and respect,
longing to be together,
to take care of you
and love you, my man.