Resurrection Preview

The preview for my second book Resurrection is up now! This is the link:

https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1111987

 

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Awards and Appreciation!

Wow!  I have been nominated for some awards by Jalal Michael Sabbagh author of the most awesome blog My Success is Your Success!  I have only been blogging for a few weeks, so I’m thrilled that someone liked my blog enough to nominate me.  Thank you so much for the recognition!

A – Here are the awards l have been nominated for.( to be mentioned  by their logo or names)

1 – Kreative Blogger  Award.

2 – Tell me about yourself Award.

3 – Beautiful Blog Award.

4 – The day dreamer Award.

5 – The lovely Blog Award.

6 – Readers appreciation Award.

7 – Inspiring Blog Award.

8 – Very inspiring Blogger Award.

9 – The lucky me Award.

10 – Most inspiring Blog Award.

B – The rules are.1 – Mention the awards or their logos. 2 – Thank the person who nominated you. 3 – Provide 7 random facts about yourself.4 – Nominate 7 blogs,and let them know you have done so.

Seven Random Facts about Myself

1.  I am an Avid Soccer Mom of 5 children

2.  I love dark chocolate

3.  I’m allergic to crawfish (which is a staple in Louisiana)

4.  I’m a long time fanatic for Bon Jovi

5.  I have a terrible weakness for strays.  (dogs, cats, people…)

6.  I’m a huge Fringe fan

7.  I think well placed black tattoos are sexy!

The Seven Blogs I Would Like to Nominate

1.  Life of 24 Hours by Tapish Gupta (http://lifeof24hours.wordpress.com)

2.  Canadian Hiking Photography by Patrick Latter (http://hikingphoto.com/about/)

3.   Writes for Attention by Ches Smith (http://writesforattention.wordpress.com)

4.   Citizen Plain  (http://kendarville.wordpress.com/)

5.  Bucket List Photography by Lesley Carter ( http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com)

6.  Jenny Mac Book Blog by Jenny Mac (http://thejennymacbookblog.wordpress.com)

7.  Write Your Stuff by Susan Ladue (http://write4you.org/)

 

Thank you all for your time and effort in writing your blogs.  Good Luck in all your endeavors!!!

Happy Blogging and Much Love from Louisiana!    – Jill

My Friend Pablo

When one of my beloved cousins passed away, I inherited his library of amazing books.  In those books were several Pablo Neruda’s.  They increased my appreciation of his works tremendously.  His writing is so passionate.  I decided to share one of my favorites of his poetry.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

If You Forget Me

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
remember
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.

But
if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.

Pablo Neruda