‘Toast’ – the smell of or the sound of, which way do you go wtih this word? Once again, the amazing way in which a word helps us to express how we see the world, and how to creatively express what matters to us.
While not all poems are presented on this page, we enjoy the work of many other contributors, and they all help us realise the beauty and diversity of what a word can bring. It is truly amazing and a privilege to experience what lies within us; the memories, the feelings, the creativity, the unfoldings.
We share and explored many life topics and themes once again. Such an interesting and open way to learn and experience a night together.
What does the word ‘toast’ bring up for you?
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The next week’s word is ‘paddock’.
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Make a toast to myself
As a content creator,
the two hardest things for me to learn are how to not care too much about my work and how to manage my expectations, because…
Last weekend, I spent two and a half hours editing a two and half minutes video from two videos (6 minutes in total).
I didn’t expect it would take that long, maybe because I did really want to do it well.
But I was happy with the ideas coming along. For example, the lady in the video loves nature and enjoys all the ups and downs in life now by getting in touch with her heart, so I added the bird chirping sound effect and a moving hearts emoji to the transformation part of her video.
But when I sent my final product to her, I waited and waited, finally, she replied to me, “It was amazing, and I sent it to Nigel and he loved your edit.”
Ok, she said it was him, not her who loves my video.
Disappointed and upset.
Is it because I spent a lot of time and energy on this, yet didn’t hear what I wanted to hear? Ok. I still, I am still that girl who wants to hear others’ approval or praise too much, especially the ones I care about.
But are those opinions really that important? Can I get what I want to hear every time? Can I guarantee?
So, from now on, why not learn to make a toast to myself before sharing my work with others?
Wish I could bloom not to wish for how many bees I could attract, but for yourself only, so I can realise my potential and inner artistic soul. As long as I was committed to my work,
and giving 100% of my heart to the art I was creating, that is enough. Because I have used my creativity to contribute another unique piece of mine to this world. Isn’t that beautiful So be proud, and keep growing and thriving.
XQZ 8th August 23
Fill your glasses
To the beautiful bride and the groom
‘Viva gli sposi!’
Fill your glasses…
To the purchase of your new home To your new car
To the baby announcement The gender reveal To your first born To their baptism To their first birthday To your next children
To your new job To your anniversary To your birthday
To the graduations ELC, kindy, school, university and more
To the engagements To more weddings
Time comes around so quickly
Over and again
There’s this and there’s that
Another celebration in tact
Always ready to pop the top!
It’s ongoing, there’s no stop!
So many things to toast in life
Events, events, busyness rife…
So much champagne, A liver in strife…
“Viva gli sposi’
TLaB 7th August 23
The day begins
Multi and wholegrain bounce out together Whee… off we go into the slot Mmm… feeling warm and fuzzy My seeds are humming says multi Wholemeal is beaming
With gleaming butter like a golden coat We shine upon the plate Here comes the bacon and the eggs We compliment each other
Seeing the smoke, to our dismay Whitey has turned black Straight into the bin, oh dear!! So sorry to have seen that
Now up pops Whitey all golden and new With Vegemite and cheese By far Mary’s favourite An absolute certainty to please
Ahh the colour, ahh the taste
None of this will go to waste No snap, crackle and pop here You can’t beat the smell of toast