“Return,” a beach finding and reflection

I found this softened piece of glass bottle on the beach this week. All that’s legible is the word “RETURN.” At a time when I need to do just that – return to myself, this finding couldn’t have been more appropriate. (A message from the Universe, no doubt.)  I’ve been meditating on what “return” means to me the last few days. The haiku “From Within” is my first reflection (reposting below). I’m happily using this experience as a way to get back into writing.   

Meditation 1:  

Thank you.

The Adventures of Piratess Tilly cover image!

I am SO excited to share the front and back covers for my upcoming children’s picture book, The Adventures of Piratess Tilly. I hope you enjoy the beautiful watercolor illustrations by Karen Watson. The book is due to arrive and be ready for sale in late November/early December!

And please don’t forget to follow Tilly on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you!

~ Elizabeth Lorayne

 

The Adventures Of Piratess Tilly Cover

“Sun Will Rise” a tribute haiku

As with so many people, the death of Robin Williams has jarred me. Being in the level of darkness he must have felt, greatly saddens me. It’s a place I feel deserves no harsh judgement. Pain is pain and with that pain, compassion is needed.

I am grateful for his life and for the light he bestowed on the world.

Thinking of Robin Williams; of the darkest of depressions; of the ability to make others laugh; and of the light, clarity and Springtime that the actual red robin symbolizes, I feel compelled to share this haiku.

Many thanks,
Elizabeth Lorayne

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