The Woman Behind the Words

Writing for me is a sweet and savage business – hefting raw slabs of emotion onto the block and crafting jumbles of words into descriptions for amorphous perceptions and feelings.

Photography complements the pen, and I’ve long lived in places most suited to my lens. The photo posted here is right down the road from where we live.

Here’s hoping my particular blend of image and word captures piques your senses. I welcome your valued input from all corners of this amazing world.

Aloha.

64 comments on “The Woman Behind the Words”

  1. Bela, you’re amazing. I’m giving you an award…The Versatile Blogger award! You can find my post here: http://jeangreyphoenix.wordpress.com/2012/01/28/twice-the-awards-means-twice-the-gratefulness/

  2. Clearly one who writes “ought” in a sentence knows a lot about writing. Do you know how many blogs mention you?! This is a bright spot in blogland.

    • Heh-heh, glad you appreciate my use of a particular word – makes me smile 😉 So happy you have joined the conversation on my blogsite – I’m so lucky to have you visit!

  3. Hi sister!

    Glad I found your blog…I have some reading to do…

    -Chris

  4. Happy Evening Bela, I love to share this “Sunshine Award” with your goodself because you are truly worthy of this award. The details are in my latest post. But, no pressure okay, Bela? Meanwhile, Congratulations and Have a pleasant evening. !!!

  5. Do not ever stop writing. You have a gift meant to be shared. Many thanks for the beautiful words and sentiments. .mimi

    • Aw, thanks so much Mimi! I appreciate it. It’s unlikely I’ll ever stop writing – it’s one of the few things that keeps me grounded and sane 😉
      Thanks again, and hope to see you back soon!
      Bela

  6. So happy to have found this blog. I think I’m hooked:-)

  7. Oh, Bela. I came here to read, and realised I couldn’t do justice to your words with half a mind. Hopefully I shall find enough of it to someday come and read some of these lovely posts. Cheerio.

  8. Bela, thank you for stopping and commenting on a recent post. Your blog reflects your passion for writing and sharing. I look forward to following and learning more through your writing.

    Take care,

    Ivon

  9. Ivon, I don’t know how I missed your comment. Thank you so much for being a regular visitor to my blog. I certainly enjoy a reciprocal relationship with yours, as well. Your posts are a thoughtful blend of the philosophical and the poetic. Glad to have met you!

  10. Marvelous blog. Great photography and I am glad to have found your blog. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  11. We like what you are doing, and have nominated you for a Liebster Award.

  12. Thanks for stopping by Bella

  13. I found what you said on Shakti’s post recently and was so happy how you expressed your feelings about President Barack Obama. I am like you, feel that he is trying so hard to please everyone, being diplomatic and sincere in his caring about our country and world. I appreciated how you explained being from Hawaii, you are raised to think of being open and caring. I am interpreting how you wrote this out, with great detail. I just wish to follow you and hear more of what you think about on many different subjects. Although my blog was first considered a fun place, witless dating after fifty, became evolved into my byline, “relationships reveal our hearts.” Take care, Robin

    • Aloha Robin, and thank you for taking the time to extend yourself in this way. I appreciate it. I’m happy to have your eyes upon my words and hope to enjoy your blog as well! Bela

  14. looking forward to reading more about you and your thoughts in the future!

  15. Happy to have found your blog and look forward to reading more.
    Kind Regards Kathy.

  16. Wonderful. I am posting two of my poems a week at mine. Feel free to visit when you have the time. 🙂

  17. Hi Bela, nice to meet you. You have a gift with words. I love this: writing is a sweet and savage business. Oh yes.
    Thanks so much for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey. And don’t be a stranger – come on over and join the conversation.
    Cheers,
    Alison

    • Oh, yes! I plan on seeing your posts in my Reader. I don’t follow what I don’t think I’ll find of interest.
      I found you through my regular network, looking for new stimulating reading. I’m hoping we can connect through our writing!
      Aloha, and thanks for your kind words ❤

  18. What an open, interesting person you are. Pleased to meet you!

  19. That’s a great photo. You at the center of the world.

  20. You have an impressive body of work.Will be following you.

  21. Yet another great connection! A direct result of your recent decision to start following Learning from Dogs, for which many thanks. Please do consider offering a guest post, the details are here: http://learningfromdogs.com/interaction/

    Meanwhile, I will subcribe, in turn, to your writings. I have this sense that I will enjoy them!

  22. Hey Bela, just dropped by to say hello.

  23. Good for you! You were an academic editor and now you write for yourself. Free the writers~

    • Ah! I was no academic editor, per se, Cindy, but I can see how you would have arrived at that conclusion 😉 I spent years in my profession as Medical Intuitive. I was definitely more public than I wanted to be, but felt compelled to share what I was learning with others. Thus I conducted radio interviews for nine years and wrote a regular column for a couple of statewide papers. Occasionally I would also submit to a larger publication out of Boston, but I just didn’t want to get anymore ‘known’ than that. Omega Institute in New York was beckoning, but the whole ‘New Age Movement’ was not attractive to me. Rather I was interested, one on one, in helping others to follow their own directives rather than those of a ‘spiritual teacher.’ In the end, sourcing answers to questions within seems far more reliable than ‘following the leader.’

      But yes, free the writers! I’ve written poetry since I was old enough to pick up a pencil and paper. Nothing could have stopped me then or now. Peace, love, and gratitude. Aloha!

  24. Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for dropping by for a read today! I appreciate you taking the time to do that! 🙂

  25. Hi Bela, thank you for stopping by my blog and for the follow. Doing likewise. 🙂

  26. Hi Bela, I’m just stopping by to let you know I’m thinking about you. With the approaching of two major hurricanes, I’m hoping you and your loved ones are out of harms way.

    • Aloha Victoria: Thank you so much. How kind of you! No big deal, as often it is the case on the northwest corner of the Big Island. Hilo, on the other hand, got severe floods. It’s the east end of this island that does get the brunt of these storms. We tend to get high winds and sheets of rain, but not bad enough to do significant damage usually. But I think I’ll take a ride this morning over the mountain to see what Mother Nature has wrought – it’s a great place to view the entire west end of the island. I’ve been on that road in big downpours and there is water cascading down every gully and crevasse, streaming across the road. It’s something to come upon unexpectedly when it’s the only road home. I don’t expect those conditions this morning. Take care, and again, my thanks. ❤

  27. How very perfectly that first paragraph sums up writing for esme too. I hope you stay safe from those cruel winds Bela.

    – esme waving from uon the Cloud

    • Oh I do love the wind though … (Bela standing in the middle of a field with her moon and stars robe and wizards’ hat on, daring the lightning to strike her pot of brew clear through) …Aloha, fellow sorceress, up there on your cloud! 🤗

  28. Occasionally, when someone gives me an insincere “how are you?” and I’m in a bit of an off-mood, I answer; “I’ve got some stories that would bring tears to your eyes.” They generally hasten along.

  29. I’ve come here to check in on you Bela! I hope all is well with you.:) We have not tark fi a likkle while! :)))

    • Exactly, Marie! Haha – love it. We’re actually in Australia right now, so I queued up a couple of posts for today, which really is tomorrow – or something like that(!)

      Trusting all is well with you! Haven’t been into my Reader all week, but back to it next week. Be well! ❤

      • It’s good to know that you are well and enjoying life Bela! I’m guessing my reply now is in the middle of the night of the night for you, but I hope you had a good day and you are having fun in Australia. Catch you later!❤


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