Poetry often serves as a way for people to voice the emotions that they might otherwise keep insideto come to terms with unexpressed feelings and bring them out into the open. In The Color of My Tears, author Deborah Owens presents a collection of verse that does that and more. These poems can transport you to another time and placefifteenth-century England, the Harlem Renaissance, or the sixties and seventies. Using a romantic imagination, Owens explores experiences and memories, both good and bad, happy and sad, reveling in the ups and downs of love and life. She builds a collage of emotion in her verses, providing a unique poetic journey. Bitter Pain of Laughter If the truth be told, you had no love for me. I cried; you laughed. At my pain, you laughed. And though I hurt, you turned your face. I could not help but feel the volume of your laughter, for it pierced my soul. I screamed in agony while you laughed. It was as if my pain meant nothing to you. All that I asked of you was that you would not torment me so, but that just made you laugh even more.
Bitty Bunny grieves over the loss of a friend. A resource for counselors which can be read as a storybook to children or can be reproduced for students to personalize the pages. On each page is a question, and responses to it give solutions and answers to children's confusion and sadness.
The Color of Life: Blood and Tears is a collection of poems by Laura A. Fisher that were written between the years of 2008–2009. It has two chapters. In the first chapter, the poems speak about different aspects of life. It speaks of life’s structure, genuine happiness, love, slavery, and many other things. In the second chapter, the poems speak about the painful aspects of life. It speaks of heartache, sadness, instability, slavery, death, and many other things. This book is part of my personal collection; other books include Life, Love and Letting Go and In the Heart of a Glass Knight.
How One Woman's Brokenness Brought Healing and Hope to Child Survivors of War
Author: Bethany Haley Williams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A middle-class woman in rural America and war-affected children in Africa find common ground in their journeys from brokenness to redemption. Author and psychologist Bethany Haley Williams shares how her own emotional healing led her into treacherous war zones, where she provides care to former child soldiers and young girls used as sex slaves. Faced with her own battle with shame and a rocky journey toward healing, Bethany founded Exile International, a nonprofit that implements art/expressive therapy and long-term, rehabilitative care to restore and empower war-affected children—including children rescued from Joseph Kony’s LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army). One of those rescued young men, Solomon, was abducted at the age of ten after being forced to watch LRA soldiers maim and murder his father and grandfather. His younger siblings were left behind, and his mother was instructed to “raise them well…for one day we’ll return to take them too.” Solomon is one of hundreds of thousands of boys and girls who have had their innocence stolen and are forced to do the unthinkable on a daily basis. But their horrific experiences are just the beginning. The real story is what happens after. Once these children learn to face their pasts, they are given hope for a future and a vision for changing the fabric of their countries by becoming leaders for peace and advocates of the power of forgiveness.
The New York Times bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, a Richard and Judy bookclub pick, returns with a wonderful collection of enchanting, strange and magical stories. In this collection, Bender’s unique talents sparkle brilliantly in stories about people searching for connection through love, sex and family – while navigating the often painful realities of their lives. A woman plays out a prostitution fantasy with her husband in ‘The Red Ribbon’ and finds she cannot go back to her old sex life. An ugly woman marries an ogre in ‘The Devouring’ and struggles to decide if she should stay with him after he mistakenly eats their children. ‘Tiger Mending’ follows two sisters who travel deep into Malaysia where one learns the art of mending tigers who have been ripped to shreds, and in the title story, 'The Color Master', a company of tailors endeavour to capture the colours of the sun, moon and sky. Evocative, funny, sad and beautifully written, The Color Master cements Aimee Bender’s reputation as one of the most imaginative and exciting writers of our time.
Color is one of cinema’s most alluring formal systems, building on a range of artistic traditions that orchestrate visual cues to tell stories, stage ideas, and elicit feelings. But what if color is not—or not only—a formal system, but instead a linguistic effect, emerging from the slipstream of our talk and embodiment in a world? This book develops a compelling framework from which to understand the mobility of color in art and mind, where color impressions are seen through, and even governed by, patterns of ordinary language use, schemata, memories, and narrative. Edward Branigan draws on the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein and other philosophers who struggle valiantly with problems of color aesthetics, contemporary theories of film and narrative, and art-historical models of analysis. Examples of a variety of media, from American pop art to contemporary European cinema, illustrate a theory based on a spectator’s present-time tracking of temporal patterns that are firmly entwined with language use and social intelligence.
Do you have a passion for patterns? The importance and prevalence of both color and pattern in the current design landscape is impossible to deny. Not only is pattern a headliner in the fashion category, but bold pattern is also taking center stage in home decor, paper goods, and accessories like no other time in recent history. It's time to jump onto the scene with Color + Pattern! Masterful pattern designer Khristian A. Howell will fill you with confidence and a fearless use of color and an interest in all things pattern, so you can create your own beautiful art that can be printed on fabrics, paper, and transfers. Fully illustrated with a large and varied range of pattern designs, Color + Pattern highlights leaders in the industry, showcasing how pattern design comes to life when it finds its way onto perfectly paired products. Aside from sharing loads of gorgeous work, Color + Pattern informs readers on the many different kinds of patterns and terminology, exploring found patterns, sharing processes of creating patterns, as well as showing ways to integrate pattern into many facets of real life with 50 exercises. After all color and pattern are meant to be fun, so design, color and repeat!
These 366 daily meditations were written for those of us who are living with our own or a loved one's HIV or AIDS diagnosis, and offer acceptance and understanding. These 366 daily meditations were written for those of us who are living with our own or a loved one's HIV or AIDS diagnosis. The readings can enhance the healing process by helping us to accept, understand, and integrate our values with those offered through Twelve Step recovery; and provide positive thoughts to encourage us to focus on our priorities.
Do tears have a color? A boy imagines that they do and so much more! A boy asks his mother, "What is the color of tears?". He tries to guess their color and, among other things, matches each shade with a flavor. Sweet tears, salty tears, sour tears. He plays with imaginative descriptions. If the tears were as red as ketchup, he would spread them on sausage and swallow them in a second. He imagines that brown tears are like mud on his face. The mother plays along with the child and enjoys guessing along with him the color of the tears. But whatever their color, he learns not to lock them inside In the end she embraces him and tells him the most important message: No matter what color the tears will be, the main thing is not to leave them locked inside, not to stop them but to let them out. The mother's words move the child, and he hugs her tightly. The closeness between them leads the mother to shed a tear of happiness, and the boy sees his mother's tear as golden in color, which is to him the most special color. Scroll up now to get your copy of The Color of Tears!
At seventeen, Alex feels as if her life is over. She will never recover from the trauma of the car accident that took the life of her best friend, Cali. All joy left when Cali died, including their shared love of singing. Why even bother speaking? Alex blames herself for the accident, and no one would want to hear what she has to say anyway. Ordered by a judge to do community service, she must spend time at a hospital with a girl named Joanie, who has minimal control of her body and no speech. Never having known another way of being, Joanie has an extraordinary internal life. She has been listening and watching as the world goes on around her, but Joanie is so full of words, thoughts and images that if she could ever figure out a way to let them loose, they would come swirling out in a torrent of syllables. She would fill every room with the colors of her dreams until the whole world became a rainbow of her making. Brought together by accident, Alex and Joanie have experienced the helplessness of silence. Their growing connection may lead them both to find the power of their voices.
Alex Stevens, the most eligible bachelor in town. Rich and powerful in his own right, he grew up with Scarlet Johnson as a child. Secretly adoring her, he watched her grow into a beautiful young woman. Her career drove him crazy and while he longed to hold her soft luscious body, lies, envy and deception changed their lives forever.
Hope shines brightest when all seems lost. Stephanie London led a life of comfort and ease in St. Louis before feeling inexplicably drawn back to her father's roots in the tiny Southern town of Hope Springs. Charlotte Willoughby has lived there all her life and longs to make a new life somewhere else. Stephanie doesn't know exactly what she's doing there—or how to occupy her time. And Charlotte doesn't understand why, despite her overbearing family and reminders of her failed engagement, she's suddenly led to stay. Despite its small-town charm, Hope Springs itself is at a crossroads. After a failed reconciliation attempt by two well-meaning pastors, the town is split along racial and cultural lines, with little hope for redemption. When a terrible tragedy puts Hope Springs on the national radar, the entire town is tested, and both Stephanie and Charlotte feel their lives unraveling. In the midst of heartache, though, they'll discover the true color of hope . . . “. . . journeys us through the challenge of breaking through prejudice and hurt for the sake of love and faith.” —Rachel Hauck, best-selling author ofThe Wedding Dress
ON THE LEE SIDE' OF MY NAVY LIFE is Christopher Harame's way of sharing his adventures from when he joined the U.S. Navy in 1938. His travels through the Panama Canal for U.S. Navy Fleet maneuvers in the Caribbean to ship overhaul in the Navy Yard at Pearl Harbor T.H. back to the States for the San Francisco Exposition are chronicled in these series of short stories. 9, September 1939, a state of emergency was declared in the United States and Pearl Harbor T.H. became the setting for further adventures. Christopher Harame was a Gunners Mate on the USS Detroit at Pearl Harbor during the 7 December 1941 attack by the Japanese forces. This book contains many short stories filled with adventures crossing the equator, attending deep sea diving school in the Navy Yard at Washington D.C., and his detached duty to the U.S. Army Air Force at Eglin Field Florida as a deep sea diver. The book details the marriage to his sweetheart in Reno, Nevada. Harame recounts his service aboard the USS Greenlet, a submarine rescue vessel, as Chief Gunners Mate, then to advanced gunners mate school in Washington D.C. and finally return to Navy Yard Mare Island California to put the USS Nereus, a submarine tender into commission when the war ended.
One by one, they brushed the opening of the tent to the side and walked out. As each one stepped outside the tent opening, they stopped, causing the person behind them to almost stumble. All at once, the sky and the air around them burst into a rainbow of colors. Greg's heart began to race, and he spun around, saying, 'What's going on?' He stood there looking around. 'What's happening?' Nobody could answer. Nobody knew. They stood there staring at the sky and the world around them. The crystal colors fell on them like raindrops. The wind came up suddenly and blew the dust around them as they shielded their eyes and then closed them tight. The next thing they knew, when they opened them up, they were in a garden. A magic paradise only for children. Secret missions from God. A child destined to be a prophet. Seven children are called into the magical Garden of Yahweh and sent on assignments, determined by The Color of Angels. Each of their meetings end with an important mission assigned by God. Tasks may involve love, hate, battles, death, peace, war, dreams, and new life. But above all, faith in God. The Color of Angels chronicles the developing relationships of these amazing children while exploring the remarkable impact their gifts from God have on the people they touch along the way and the unlikely ways their lives become intertwined.
She didn't want to worry, but found, like usual, she couldn't help it. She tried to tell herself it didn't matter anyway. This relationship was only supposed to be temporary, nothing more. She was black; he wasn't. It was an experiment they were both going to learn from and move on. That's how it was supposed to be. That's all it could be. This encounter would only prove their relationship was impossible. But then, somewhere, she'd forgotten the unspoken agreement. Somewhere, she'd started to believe there was nothing wrong with them being together-that there was the possibility they should be together. She'd listened, learned, liked, and finally loved, though she was still reluctant to admit the latter, even to herself. It was too risky. Nevertheless, her feelings were real. Now, they were walking into possibly the greatest threat to their relationship, the looming test of doom behind door number three-her family. She found herself hoping for the leap of faith that would allow them both to survive; that wouldn't allow something as superficial as the color of his skin to both deny and destroy them.
A gripping tale that will leave you believing in the power of love. The once bitten but not-so-twice-shy Jace Mathison could capture any woman's heart, and Dany Madrid's is no exception. From the moment he lays eyes on her, he knows she is the kind of woman he could spend a lifetime looking for. Their love seems meant to be, but young Dany is haunted by old memories. Can she learn to let go of what was and embrace her love for Jace? Or will untold secrets and unforeseen danger tear them apart? Author Diane Brandow weaves a passionate tale of romance, heartbreak, and hope.
Find out why readers worldwide are captivated by the Color of Heaven Series in this 8-book collection from USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean. Full of surprising twists and turns, these fast-paced, emotionally gripping tales about characters who overcome seemingly insurmountable odds—and find love in the process—will leave you amazed and inspired. This boxed set is 40% off the original list price of the individual novels—an incredible savings. The collection also includes, as bonus content, the author’s suggestions for book club discussions. Book 1: The Color of Heaven A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, whose near-death experience unlocks shocking secrets from her past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love. Book 2: The Color of Destiny More than a decade after being pressured to give up her child in a teenage pregnancy, Kate Worthington crosses paths with a captivating man who makes her question the possibility of destiny. Book 3: The Color of Hope Diana Moore’s life is turned upside down when she learns of a mysterious woman who works nearby – a woman who is her identical mirror image. Book 4: The Color of a Dream While recovering from a heart transplant, Nadia Carmichael is haunted by a recurring dream that sets her on an extraordinary, life-changing path to discover the identity of her donor. Book 5: The Color of a Memory Still grieving from the loss of her heroic firefighter husband, ER nurse Audrey Fitzgerald meets a woman who has some secret, unexplained connection to her husband. Book 6: The Color of Love A year after Carla Matthews’ husband goes missing in a plane crash, a man is found floating on an iceberg in the North Atlantic, uttering her name. Is it possible he will come home to her at last, or does fate have other plans in store? Book 7: The Color of the Season When a brave Boston cop is shot in the line of duty, a profound experience on the operating table leads him to Leah James, an enigmatic doctor who somehow holds the key to both his past and his future... Book 8: The Color of Joy Riley and Lois James are devastated when their newborn vanishes from the hospital. As the police close in, strange clues about the baby’s whereabouts begin to emerge, and soon a surprising twist of events challenges everything Riley ever believed about love and the existence of miracles. “Julianne MacLean knows what her audience likes...compelling characters and a soul-baring journey of love." – Reader to Reader "I never know what to say about a Julianne MacLean book, except to say YOU HAVE TO READ IT." - AllRomanceReader.ca