The Looking Glass

A beautiful Sunday thought!

Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books


I have found some beautiful blogs.

We touch without touching.

We look through the eyes of likeness

and find ourselves

deep within the heart of another.

Poetry takes us there

to the looking glass of souls.

Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books®

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But she had died slowly…

My neighbor died yesterday.  For good.

I was not very close to her mainly because she kept herself locked in her home most of the time.  She had a dog and a cat, too, that lived with her, or for her, not too sure which.

I wonder about people that want to leave earth but do so ever so slowly.  Sometimes it causes me to look at my own life and wonder if I do things out of balance.  People either eat, drink or other things to the extreme excess or not enough to sustain their life on a daily basis.  By the time you are my age, 65, you either have lived a good life or a not so good one-and the body shows for it, most of the time.

I do remember when I paid her a visit not too long ago.  It was during the summer months and I knocked on her door.  She allowed me to come in.  She did not bar me out.  I suppose that was saved only for her estranged family, how sad.  It was not easy seeing her physical state; she was not healthy to say the least.  Multiple problems and medical conditions too difficult to pronounce.  She did not stray far from her lounge chair much at all.  She could not and would not for fear of falling.  I gave her a dozen  fresh brown eggs and a booklet called The Way to Happiness which she politely thanked me for.

My neighbor said one of her favorite things to do was to look at the sun rise every morning.  I guess that’s one reason why I like to take photographs of the rising sun.  I, too, like to look at the new rays of light that come as a blessing out of the east each day.  And when I think of it, I’d rather look at what she did to help me-which was to appreciate life a little more and to be more active-active in helping others.

Each day there is an opportunity to change- to make life better than the day before.  To live life to the fullest.


Hello beautiful people! How did you like my thoughts above and photo?  I am very delighted to have you in my life to share my thoughts.  And thank you for all the likes I’ve received, too.  I have a lot of friends I’ve made on social media and also some followers, too.  But I would like to get to know you more, although  this platform makes communicating somewhat difficult.

So I have come up with a new game. At the end of each post I will ask you a question and you can reply in the comment below. Like today I want to know where you are from and what you like to do to help others.

 Okay. So I would like to begin:

I am from Michigan, USA.  I like to write inspirational messages and illustrate children’s poetry books that my husband, the poet, writes.  Where are you from and what do you like to do to help others? You can leave a comment in the section below…and thank you!  I appreciate you. 🙂




Am circling back to this group again! Has much to offer and I’d like to keep them in my range of vision by posting this on my page. Here’s to blogs and posts! ⚜️

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Guest Artist, Rachel Hutcheson

Love Rachel’s poetry and inspiration!

Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books


Today my guest artist is Rachel Hutcheson, aka blacksheeprebelgirl joining us from Nashville, Tennessee. Her website is blacksheeprebelgirl.com  She can be found on Facebook and Instagram under the same moniker. Here poetry is unique and sparkling with wit. I am happy to share some of her sparkle here today. Enjoy!

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Links to e-Book Give Away, Oct. 20, 21, & 22

Have a great give-away!!

Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books

http://amzn.to/2yra26K  Goblin’s Goop    

http://amzn.to/1M8WYoB  Christmas Christmas Everyday

http://amzn.to/2nW6WSo  Colors Talk

http://amzn.to/2nqE6G3  How the Snake Got Its Tail

http://amzn.to/2hPc4Dd   The Love Tree

http://amzn.to/2xR16b1 City Slicker’s Guide to the Amish Country

http://amzn.to/265rdpF  The Wolf Pack Moon

http://amzn.to/2yxsZ57  If I Were A Garden

Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books®

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