visage

Reflections show they are meant to see not me. Instead a mask I create to hide. And me, not knowing I am beneath the shallow visage smiling back at me. An image of someone I know not. If perchance our paths meet I should pass her by, never knowing she’s me. 3.1.76 Copyright 2014 by Donna Cerame. … Continue reading visage

showing up

Woody Allen is famously quoted as saying,  "Eighty percent of success is showing up."  From what I can tell about this NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo, he's on to something. I've read my share of blogs and books in my time, but I've never had the experience that I've had as this month, as we all enter … Continue reading showing up

more than meets the eye

As with so much else in our society, one’s sense of worth is derived from without, rather than from within. We often find ourselves defined by what we do and what we have, not who we are at the core of our being. I suspect this is a source of much pain for so many … Continue reading more than meets the eye

saving face

Tomorrow night we're heading into BB King’s in NYC to see Len’s cousins perform. It’s a spur of the moment thing as we originally had no plans this weekend. But we’ve caught up with Ray Donovan, our recent Saturday (and Sunday) night obsession and we're short on ideas for what to do. After 30+ years … Continue reading saving face

the obvious

First thing that popped up after turning on my computer this morning and connecting with my mail: "The identity of smtp.donnacerame.com cannot be identified" I laughed out loud. It's official. I am a currently under construction; a work in progress. Identification is not possible. And by the looks of it -- I always was, and … Continue reading the obvious

yup ,that’s me in a bathing suit…

Getting ready for a crazy busy day that includes errands, I actually stopped for a minute to consider applying makeup… just a touch up… to even out my skin tone. You see, a few blotches appeared seemingly overnight and one of my errands today involves getting my hair cut and colored. I’m still on the … Continue reading yup ,that’s me in a bathing suit…

pressing issues

My husband, who knows me for 30+ years, tells me every so often that I think about things a lot.... He's told me that I make connections that most people don't. I used to take this as a criticism, believing there was something wrong with me. This was my perception, not his. So it comes as no surprise that … Continue reading pressing issues

goin the distance

It is my humble opinion that if you’ve taken this challenge,* you have earned the right to call yourself a writer until otherwise noted, which in this case is the thirty days of November. After that, you can regroup and reassess your position and I doubt there would be anyone who would question your reasons. … Continue reading goin the distance