Absent and abandoned
Authorizes an appearance
And an abolished affair.
Absent and abandoned
Authorizes an appearance
And an abolished affair.
One mistake that could have been prevented
But not easily fixed.
Stir until the bumps begin to smooth out.
Add a dash or glimmer of hope to taste;
Enough that it can still be crushed
But not enough to overpower.
Let sit until it ferments
Sinking into the crevices in your brain
Leaving you with nothing
But an aftertaste
Of what could have been.
The morning was met with cold
And darkness, not rays of gold
For the sun disappeared for lack of being bold
And left the sky empty because of the cold.
The sky has begun to turn a deep gray
Waiting for the blessing of the day
And for all the people to say “Dear Rain, go away.”
And fill the town with color instead of just gray.
Rain is harshly falling down
Every where you may look, the ground
Is wet through and through and all around
And will leave the wilderness fruitful from the rain that’s falling down.
A suburban mother of two boys starts selling marijuana to support her lifestyle and her family after her husband passes away. She doesn’t initially realize all of the danger that it will put her family in, but she finds out very fast between a run in with gangsters of different races wanting to get her supply and run her out of business (and out of town), and several different moves that even send her trying to get new identities for her family and cross the border into Canada! Weeds was funny, albeit raunchy at times, and definitely brought the drama to Showtime.
My favorite characters
Another one of my favorite moments was when the family was in Ren Mar, it was hilarious watching Doug and Andy become coyotes and get people from Mexico to come to America, and I think Silas grew a lot when they were in Ren Mar as well.
Silas was a character that it was very easy to fall in love with. He loved working with the plants and really cared about them. He was good at what he was doing (growing the product) and he had a lot in common with his mom. Between the two boys, it was Shane that I had a problem with. Shane was a controversial character because he was kind of the black sheep of the family. When everyone else was working on setting up a new business, Shane was busy becoming a cop (which was smart, until it showed the characters in 8+ years and Shane was needing to go to rehab). Also, Shane was the only character from the family that I believe flat out killed someone. Granted, I enjoyed the fact that he killed Pilar, because that was a pivotal moment in his life- after he killed Pilar, he started to feel invincible and very cocky, and it was these very factors that got him into the most trouble.
The show felt complete when it ended, but I think they ended it a little bit fast. The last episode or two of the series show the family 8+ years later. You didn’t get to see the relationship between Nancy and the Rabbi blossom, but apparently they were married, and it leads you to believe that he committed suicide. It also shows Stevie celebrating his Bar Mitzvah, but the last time you see him before that, he was only five years old! I felt like there was a lot more that could have been done with the show, I would have liked Season 8 to end regularly, and then possibly start a new season showing how much their lives had changed. That being said though, I did like seeing Nancy run a legitimate business and being rich for something that she was good at, I also loved seeing all of the old characters from the past seasons, but I missed Celia and I wish they would have showed her. It was also hilarious that Doug became a Guru running his own cult!
Overall, Weeds is a hilarious show and I loved everything that was going on with it. It’s difficult to keep up with at parts, it’s not the best written show out there, but it is very entertaining if you’re willing to put up with the raunchy parts. I loved it! 10/10.
A family so complete
Every member an active participant
Of holding love in their arms
And virus-like happiness in their eyes
To your own heart within minutes
And turns your recently icy demeanor
From the frost burns
Of your former father
To an overwhelming boil
As passion flares
And warms you throughout.
A cherub sent from up above
Told he was the God of Love
Was given arrows used like darts
And aimed for the most innocent hearts
Creating romance here on Earth
Ever since the day of his birth.
Quinn has returned from Eirentheos to Earth and is left to live life like a teenage girl, but she’s having a major problem readjusting. She can’t seem to stop thinking about the time she spent in Eirentheos and how much different it is from her own home. She is absolutely delighted when Thomas travels through the gate to invite her to a royal wedding in Eirentheos, but something is amiss. Thomas is distracted with the thought of his missing cousin, Lily, and Quinn was the last one to see him before he went missing and she returned home. Will Quinn be able to help William find Thomas? Will they solve the mystery of their missing cousin? And how will they ever stop the ill-intended Tolliver from becoming the King of Philotheum after all he’s done to poison the children?
In this thrilling Sequel to the first book in the Dusk Gate series, Quinn truly begins to understand who she really is. She keeps having vivid dreams and begins to confuse them with real life, but they seem to help her find what she’s looking for. It almost seems like she’s fulfilling her destiny of becoming a prophet, but that’s just my opinion. I loved reading the way the relationships between Quinn, Zander, William, and Thomas grew individually and I still find myself completely torn in this love triangle that has Quinn in the middle of it all!
This book in it’s entirety kept me on the edge of my seat. There is a rebellion stirring against Tolliver that has safe houses between the two kingdoms of Philotheum and Eirentheos that Quinn and William travel through to find Thomas, but it’s not as easy as it might seem. The most nerve-wracking and anxiety filled part of this book takes part towards the end where they are staying in a safe house provided by a family that doesn’t seem all too trustworthy, they certainly seem to be keeping a lot of secrets. Hopefully Quinn and William will learn the difference between their friends and their foes before they’re left with no one to join them standing in Tolliver’s way to the throne. Once again, an 8/10.
Left with no more hope
Said goodbye to the life she’s always known
Watching her memories burn
Creating her own path
With a blazing trail behind her
She set fire to her past
And told herself
To never look back.
Quinn was just your average teenage girl, that is, until the fateful night that she almost hit her fellow classmate William Rose with her car and he vanished into thin air shortly after. Caught up in the mystery of William Rose (and how he keeps disappearing), Quinn begins to follow him to see what she can find out. Never in her wildest dreams was she prepared for the mystery that was revealed. A gateway between two worlds, ours and the land of Eirentheos where William Rose is a Prince of the kingdom. In William’s absence, a sickness had been spreading with no positive advances in how to cure it, until Quinn came along. Will she be the one to help save them?
I was very easily sucked into the magic of Seeds of Discovery. From the very beginning, I was furiously turning pages to find out what could possibly be going on with William Rose, I started feeling like Quinn myself! William had been the shy kid at school and always kept to himself, so when Quinn noticed that he was disappearing, she decided to follow him to a broken bridge over a lake. Worst case scenario she figured she would fall in, but she got much more than she bargained for.
I loved the author’s detail of Eirentheos and it was very easy to imagine the type of kingdom that it would be. Everything was very easily explained, and I loved the way that time moves a lot faster in Eirentheos than it does in our world. In the book, Quinn was there for ten days, but in our world that would have only been one! I really wanted the book to be longer, and I felt like there very easily could have been more of a story to it. Also, there are 13 Princes and Princesses of Eirentheos, so keeping track of the names could be a little bit difficult at times if you’re not paying close attention.
I loved the pace that the story moved at, and I found myself torn between who I want Quinn to end up with romantically. Does she date Zander- the boy she’s known for her entire life, classic gorgeous football player with a great personality? Or William Rose himself- the shy boy from her school that she’s known for years that has a secret that’s literally out of this world? Or what about William’s irresistibly charming brother Thomas? I can’t wait to finish reading the second book in the Dusk Gate series to find out who gets the girl, who is poisoning the children of the kingdom, and just how Quinn manages the pressures of being a teenage in two worlds at once! I would definitely give this one an 8/10
Giveaway from the author:
Leading to a downward spiral
Of emotional and physical debt
A black hole
One struggles to crawl out of
But be careful not to misstep,
Lest you slip
And fall back in.