Just a Girl Lost 2

Just a girl lost~ Here I share bits & pieces of me, in poetry, prose, music & posts from writers who inspire me.

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4 Fabulous New Year Quotes ~

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.”

G.K. Chesterton, A Chesterton calendar


Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”

Alfred Tennyson


“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

(Little Gidding)”

T.S. Eliot


“Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual.”

Ernest Hemingway




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via: When the leaves dance: thoughts on developing your voice. — hannah brencher

I just discovered this amazing writer who has already inspired me to have the courage to find my voice and truly share me in my writings.  She is truly a rare talent and one you must follow and read.  🙂

©justagirllost2~ Monique M.


Dear Hannah, My English teacher told us yesterday to write in our own voice and not to write descriptively, saying “can I have some water” instead of “may I partake of that liquid refreshment?” This slightly goes against everything I’ve ever learned about formal writing. I love writing descriptively and making the leaves dance between […]

via When the leaves dance: thoughts on developing your voice. — hannah brencher

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On Writing ~by John Lancaster Spalding


As the visit of one we love makes the whole day pleasant, so is it illumined and made fair by a brave and beautiful thought.



The writers who accomplish most are those who compel thought on the highest and most profoundly interesting subjects.



States of soul rightly expressed, as the poet expresses them in moments of pure inspiration, retain forever the power of creating like states. It is this that makes genuine literature a vital force.


The multitude are matter-of-fact. They live in commonplace concerns and interests. Their problems are, how to get more plentiful and better food and drink, more comfortable and beautiful clothing, more commodious dwellings, for themselves and their children. When they seek relaxation from their labors for material things, they gossip of the daily happenings, or they play games or dance or go to the theatre or club, or they travel or they read story books, or accounts in the newspapers of elections, murders, peculations, marriages, divorces, failures and successes in business; or they simply sit in a kind of lethargy. They fall asleep and awake to tread again the beaten path. While such is their life, it is not possible that they should take interest or find pleasure in religion, poetry, philosophy, or art. To ask them to read books whose life-breath is pure thought and beauty is as though one asked them to read things written in a language they do not understand and have no desire to learn. A taste for the best books, as a taste for whatever is best, is acquired; and it can be acquired only by long study and practice. It is a result of free and disinterested self-activity, of efforts to attain what rarely brings other reward than the consciousness of having loved and striven for the best. But the many have little appreciation of what does not flatter or soothe the senses. Their world, like the world of children and animals, is good enough for them; meat and drink, dance and song, are worth more, in their eyes, than all the thoughts of all the literatures. A love tale is better than a great poem, and the story of a bandit makes Plutarch seem tiresome. This is what they think and feel, and what, so long as they remain what they are, they will continue to think and feel. We do not urge a child to read Plato—why should we find fault with the many for not loving the best books?


If we are disappointed that men give little heed to what we utter is it for their sake or our own?


The value of a mind is measured by the nature of the objects it habitually contemplates. They whose thoughts are of trifles are trifling: they who dwell with what is eternally true, good and fair, are like unto God.



*John Lancaster Spalding, Aphorisms and Reflections


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Poets ~Painters ~Scribes


Every one of you paint Love

upon every wall you touch

Your beauty burns larger than life

bringing shadows to light


You poets & dreamers

You lovers & schemers

You saintly sinners & believers

You spinners of song & eternal romantics

You gods & goddesses, such beautiful humans

You inspire~amaze~astound~delight

of truest blue

your music breathes life

into a universe so often gone wrong

You are everything pure

You bring every joy

to this little piece of home



©justagirllost2 ~ Monique

*street art found on Pinterest


Liebster Award~


Thank you, Nakada, for nominating me for this blogging award!  I truly appreciate you reading me and thinking of me! 🙂

The Culture of Growing Up: “For those who don’t know yet, the Liebster Award is an online award for bloggers to gain more support and recognition, and just to get to know the person behind the blogger. It also helps others to discover new blogs and to build a sense of community in the blogging world.”

Here are the rules:
  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you
  • Nominate bloggers that you think are deserving of the award but more importantly help to promote newer bloggers with fewer followers.
  • Let the bloggers know you nominated them
  • Give them 11 questions of your own
My Nominees for the Liebstar Award:







My answers:

1. Do you have a special, designated place to write in?  Anywhere in a sitting position, usually on the sofa upstairs.

2.What’s your favorite music to listen to while writing? I don’t listen to music while writing. I keep the TV on low.

3. If you were stuck eating the same thing for a week what would it be?  Cold pizza

4. Do you favor circles or squares more? Squares. I’m an awesome cube doodler

5. Wolves or Lions? Lions. I love Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia

6. Would you say death is apart of life or the opposite of? A part of life, definitely

7. What animation do you favor? I love all of Disney’s Pixar movies. Up, all the Toy Storys, A Bug’s Life, and the old school animations you can only find on video.  They were brilliant

8. Wine or beer? Wine!  Beer if I’m eating boiled crawfish.

9. Chocolate or Skittles? Good Lawd! CHOCOLATE of course! 

10. What do you do to chill out? Sleep

11. Would you rather die in a plane crash or sinking boat? A plane crash, if it crashed while I was sleeping and I felt NOTHING.


My Questions for my nominees:

1. What do you love/hate most about writing?

2. What is your biggest phobia?

3. Are you superstitious? If yes, give example(s)

4. Would you read someone’s diary without telling them?

5. What is your guiltiest pleasure?

6. Have you ever been in a talent show?

7. Ever have an imaginary friend?

8. Push elevator buttons more than once?

9. What’s your most hated smell?

10. If you could meet one person, living or dead, who would it be?

11. Team player or Lone ranger?


PS: Everyone feel free to answer the questions too.  I’m furiously curious about all of you! 💕