Are you afraid of getting old? I’ve obsessed over my body my entire life. Until I found a very special kind of love. Here’s a photo of me at 9 years of age. I think that’s around the time I became aware of how important body image was to me. I never thought I was … Continue reading If good girls are bad girls that haven’t got caught…
How to be unforgettable
How did Toni Morrison influence your life? At this time in my life as I’ve allowed myself to fall in love again, I would say her words on love touch my soul in profound ways. Every great author and some who never achieve world-wide acclaim has affected our lives in a multitude of ways. Toni Morrison’s … Continue reading How to be unforgettable
“I’m not a body with a soul…”
I'm not a body with a soul, I’m a soul that has a visible part called the body.” Paulo Coelho Have you ever stood above yourself and gazed down and watched your body doing something mundane? Have you ever been in the midst of a crowd of talking, laughing, with excited people and found … Continue reading “I’m not a body with a soul…”
Death…can I visit you there?
I Spy Heaven My dear friend Kristaline sent this note to me after a lover/friend died suddenly in 2011. I included it on the last page of my poetry book I (Spy) Love. by Kristaline Shannon It’s so awful when someone is afraid and so awesome when you can ease that fear. Your faith … Continue reading Death…can I visit you there?
Lockdown the first time ever I saw your face I laughed out loud at your twitching mustache and dancing soft gentle eyes you teased me and made me blush and made me forget a heart battered and bruised by life your smile became my hope and I in turn … Continue reading Lockdown
Love Attacks Back … a poem
Love Attacks Back I try… it's my game, you see minutes, maybe an hour tick by without thinking and then all it takes is a word, a love word, a laugh word and your face fills my mind and my heart swells with hope for a brief moment, I allow hope and then … Continue reading Love Attacks Back … a poem
© Lynda Filler Photography 2017 Help I feel (help)less (dis)connected to you my love worried (in)sane (in)complete my heart sore my body rests in increments no longer sure no longer in touch with you spirit to spirit I cannot be sure I do not know how close (to life) how near (to death) I … Continue reading Help
What things in life you should never take for granted?
Never take for granted your best friend and lover—even when he pisses you off!! Because he could end up living in a hospital on life support, like mine. Your beauty—learn very early that beauty comes from inside. If you think it’s external you will never be happy. LOVE—take it often, give it all the … Continue reading What things in life you should never take for granted?
What are the top five best decisions you ever made?
To leave my verbally abusive husband in 2002. To move to Mexico, find my soul and learn “I am enough.” To start publishing in 2009: the musings of my heart. And the wacky creative stories that allow me to entertain thousands of people. Amazon.com: Lynda Filler: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle To put myself out … Continue reading What are the top five best decisions you ever made?
What is Love?
This is very personal… I wrote it this morning in honor of my bf of several years who has been hospitalized for a long long long time. He’s dying. But I will never give up hope. What is love? Let me count the ways. the moments throughout my day when I think about you … Continue reading What is Love?