I had a very significant dream last night. In fact, I was quite shaken when Della, my younger cat jumped on the bed and walked across my pillow.  She rarely wakens me and this time she was persistent. I didn’t want her to, as there was no ending, no conclusion, finale, whatever the word is Continue reading “https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.com/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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“If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it…” and the rest of Duke Orsino in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night dialog is immaterial for this writing. He is pining for some wealthy woman who doesn’t like his attention. So that’s all there is. I found that music is as much an Continue reading “https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.com/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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About a week ago, my daughter Michelle told me the secret to getting a good night’s sleep. Since then, I have followed her advice and slept surprisingly well. Michelle has a son, Nicolas, who has a condition called Tuberous Sclerosis. It is severe and she hasn’t slept for years. She now turns off her phone Continue reading “https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.com/wp-content/themes/gridd”

WHAT THE HELL IS THE MATTER WITH ME? Many years ago I would start reading a book and not enjoy it. However, I had to finish it just to see. See what? No answer. By the same token, I would watch a film or DVD which bored or depressed me to tears. I had to Continue reading “https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.com/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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Halloween, per my favorite authority, the Oxford English Dictionary, is of pre-Christian origin, being associated with the Samhain the Celtic (my people) Festival, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. The evening of October 31st, the start of All Saints Day, marks the end of the year and the Continue reading “https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.com/wp-content/themes/gridd”

I was about to go to bed since for once I was actually feeling sleepy. I turned the computer off at 8 pm, which I am doing more often and find I sleep better. For the past few days I have had subjects about which I want to write and then, I don’t. First of Continue reading “https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.com/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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