Serenity Before It Shatters.

The morning began with a heavy fog hanging in the field behind The Oasis at Four Queen Palms.  The air was quiet; not even the mockingbirds’ trills broke the tranquility.  No grinding, mechanical vehicle sounds came from the faraway road that buttresses the neighborhood.  It was a perfectly peaceful morning.

By noon, the fog dissipated.  Life stirred.  The birds chirped.  A brown squirrel ran across the porch screen.  Vehicle sounds could be now heard in the distance.

But it was in those early morning hours when this domain was covered in the thick fog that the world felt serene and at peace.

Life has always been uncertain.  No one can predict with sureness how his life will turn out, what the future will bring, how the cycle of life will progress.  We can only look ahead with hope and optimism.  We can plan all we want, but there are those factors that seem to insist on inserting themselves into our plans.

Our future is now filled with even more uncertainty as war drums are banging with a consistent cadence now.

The trouble is, real war is not as glamorous as the jingoes, belligerents, aggressors, politicians – call them what you will – enjoy portraying.  It will be miraculous if we dodge a hot state of war.

I’d rather the fog I see across the field at The Oasis not be from gunfire . . . .

As ever,

Lady Susan Marie Molloy

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5 thoughts on “Serenity Before It Shatters.

  1. Hello Susan, I have been enjoying your blog so much. (I think we may be kindred spirits.) Thank you for reading and reviewing my first novel, Death on the Night Riviera. I was wondering if you had any suggestions for improvements. I am doing a final edit before I publish it in paperback and would appreciate any input. Thanks again. 🙂 Some of my favorite movies – Rebecca, Mildred Pierce, and The Velvet Touch.

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    1. We possibly could be kindred spirits! The movies you mentioned are among my favorites, too, and I really go for those in the film noir genre . . . musicals . . .silents . . . I’ll get back to you via Goodreads private messenger regarding any of my suggestions for “Death on the Night Rivera.” Goodreads is down this afternoon, so I cannot go there to review any private notes I made. When it comes back online, I’ll take a look and give you my feedback within the next few days. It sure is a swell story!


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