Family, Fun, Gratitude, Home, Judaism, Love, Marriage, Truth

Erev Anniversary Haiku

A year with you is
a lifetime’s worth of awesome.
Dreams coming to life.

Beauty, Chakra energy, Childhood, Empathy, Greek mythology, Love, Miracles

Daily Prompt – Where did “Cytherean Dreams” come from?

Today’s Daily Prompt was to explain where your blogname came from. The comments are closed – evidently all us bloggers like to talk about ourselves. I’ve had the short version of this story in my “About Me” page for a while, but here’s the long version:

“Cytherea” is an alternate name for the Greek goddess Aphrodite, referring to her birth, walking fully grown out of the ocean. It means “she comes from the waters.”

I read that in about 3rd grade in a book about Greek mythology, and just loved it. Fell in love with the name completely. So I’ve used it for many things since then, including my first personal e-mail account in 1997. Fast forward to early 2012, when my holistic healer told me, in our first meeting, that she felt like I was a goddess of love incarnate. And then I told her about my other name, and she just glowed with happiness. And I’ve always had very vivid dreams – dreams that change my life and advance the story and help me make sense of everything around me.

So it seemed pretty wonderful to me to call my blog Cytherean Dreams, when I started it. It just fits me. And boy, do I write about love a lot.

Courage, Heartbreak, Home, Hope, Love, New Paths, Pain, Regret


Don’t toy with me.
This means too much.
Don’t dangle my dream
out in front of me
on a string and yank
it away when I get close
to pulling it near,
catching it, finally, but
then left heartbroken, again.
If you see it too,
come build it with me.
Dreams only come true
when there’s faith and trust
and working through the muck
to find the buried treasure.

Courage, Empathy, Friends, Gratitude, Healing, Home, Hope, Journeys, Love, Miracles, New Paths, Questions

Three Wishes

I wished, on a candle
just for me, for
light and love and
turning away from anger
and being able to change
the world, when it needed

I wished for happiness,
for me but
for you, too, and
not necessarily together
just happiness for each
of us on
our own paths.

And I wished for a
true partner, someone
not even a man, perhaps
maybe a best friend only
but someone who could
join me on my path and
love me and help with
all of my work, so
I’m not always alone.

Those were my wishes
my dreams made real
in a candle’s glow.
Last year’s wish
failed miserably. Will
these come true,
at last?