Our traditions, the culture, believes, the people are the symbol that define a country. For Puerto Rico these are some.

This post was inspired by Photo Challenge: Symbol

Happy writings

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth of a Monach Butterfly

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun And find your shoulder to light on, To bring you luck, happiness and riches Today, tomorrow and beyond. ~Irish Blessing

To watch constantly and everyday the miracle of life was a family affair, and inspiring. A moment in our lives we will always remember.

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The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~Rabindranath Tagore

If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies. ~Author Unknown 

And that my friend is GROWTH, for change makes you stronger.


Alexandra Román

Weekly photo challenge: Close and Create


For the past week I’ve looked for a photo that will go well with last week challenge Close, I had no luck. This week came along with a word as a writer I’m familiar with, well lets say comfortable for create stories is what I love to do.

On the wall that my white desk rests, lays my brainstorming board and in it ideas get stock on small papers trapped in ink, in no organize fashion. All of them close together, close at hand for when needed. As my sharpie pens and pencils are close for use, like the photos of those I love and miss and inspire me. Everything close so I can create. And as always, be inspire to create.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today

Sunday, june 3rd, 2012. Today, a hot day no rainy cloud on sight. The dust from the Sahara desert reached us and covers our Caribbean sky with a transparent shroud. The sun shinning bright welcomes those of us who woke up late desiring to feed the body and wake it up with a cup of strong Puerto Rican coffee. Inspiration woke up, the feeling not only to write words, but also to capture moments not only for the challenge but for future inspiration.


Finishing a chapter

Sunday Mass at Parroquía Espíritu Santo

Had a delicious home made pizza by my husband

Walked a few meters in the Da Vida walk-a-thon with friends and my kids, is done yearly to raise money and awareness to fight cancer.


A salad for dinner from my daughter’s harvest, buen provecho.

Inpiration still linger near, whispering the next words for the new chapter of Ascensión Divina. So I bid you farewell for now and hope, as always, you are inspired.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

For life is better together with those you love and love you back… Enjoy life and be inspired.

Weekly photo challenge: Sun and two subjects

As it has happened in these past weeks, I’m late again. I am still in a journey with the characters of my book, “Ascensión Divina” (Divine Ascension), they have taken all my time. Still I have took a few minutes from them to post at least a few photos for the challenge hoping they serve as inspiration towards written words. Hopefully these photos can become the centre piece of a Poem, Short Story, a Scene in a new book.

So don’t forget, Inspiration is around us, every where waiting to be transformed into Written Words. 

Old San Juan a view from the town I live in. Taken this morning when I left my children at school. Beautiful Morning!
Two Subjects, my sons shadow and, on the bottom, his tiny cute feet.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

Charles Dickens said “There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.”

This is what I found on Wikipedia about Contrast in literature, by the way very interesting:

In literature, an author writes contrast when he or she describes the difference(s) between two or more entities.

Contrast is the antonym of simile. In poetic compositions, it is common for poets to set out an elaborate contrast or elaborate simile as the argument. In Renaissance poetry, and particularly in sonnets, the contrast was similarly used as a poetic argument. In such verse, the entire poem argues that two seemingly alike or identical items are, in fact, quite separate and paradoxically different. These may take the form of ‘my love is unlike all other women’ or ‘I am unlike her other loves.’

If you are interested in using, or practicing, contrast in your poetry, you might like to read this article “Contrast as a Method of Developing Poetry”. At the end of it you will find an exercise. Enjoy!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.  ~Percy Shelley, A Defense of Poetry, 1821 from the Quote Garden

And in nature we find these beautiful distortions that serve as inspiration to those who conjure words.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge

In a life that reality and imagination collide constantly on the decisions between broom or pen, laundry or revision, housecleaning or story research, kids homework or plots… To indulge is a delightful gift, is to yield to the wishes of my inner desires as a mother, wife, friend, writer (in no particular order).

  When done, I yield, in an excessive degree, to the gratification of the pleasures of a double life: me and my writer self.

To yield to… To Indulge in the simplest moments in a life for which I’m thankful for.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Down


The Hermit Crab


they go up towards their hidding place to pass the night, while my children and I look down on them admiring the beauty of nature in them.