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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 52 trips to carry that many people.

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A Hushed Blossom

The artist must ne’er feel charged

to clarify his art

For such works may include hidden secrets

from the heart.

It is the artist that sees

what others dismiss

Portraying a moment

taking a risk.

Kimberley Formosa © 2011

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Love Me














Unloved unwanted


There are days that sadness prevails. And nights.

Kimberley Formosa © 2011

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For the beautiful spirits gracing us here on earth.

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You’re already there, aren’t you?

Kimberley Formosa © 2011


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2010 in review

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2010. That’s about 7 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 101 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 104 posts. There were 198 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 43mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was March 19th with 86 views. The most popular post that day was Imagine.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, en.wordpress.com, mail.live.com, obama-scandal-exposed.co.cc, and legal5ounds.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for lonely, jane eyre, threadsofred, og mandino, and jane eyre blog.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Imagine March 2010


Jane Eyre August 2010


The Greatest Miracle in the World ~Og Mandino June 2010


About Me December 2009


My Heart February 2010

Thank you to all of my faithful readers and subscribers! I cherish you and your devotion to the art of poetry. If you have a favorite poem, please let me know. I would love to hear from you!

May your New Year be blessed and I hope that you continue to browse and read and find something to hold dear to your heart.


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The Church at Auvers-sur-Oise

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Dear Reader,

This post today, this 3rd day of October, 2010, is my 100th post. I am in gratitude to you and your encouragement through your comments and in our conversations. I have been writing creatively for most of my life. Several of my dearest friends inspired me throughout the years to pursue something more than treasuring my thoughts in journals and on scraps of paper.

My 100th post seems almost surreal. I can hardly believe that I could accomplish such a feat and to present my writings creatively and artistically along with different forms of visual art.

To all of my subscribers I wish to express a heart of thanksgiving for your faithfulness to me. To all of my viewers, thank you for visiting and I truly hope that you are encouraged to notice the little details in life, to see the motives in another, and to realize that He who has created you loves you incredibly.

While I am sitting here writing this letter to you, my spirit trembles with excitement as well as some sadness. I think it would be appropriate to say ‘bittersweet’ thoughts are grasping my attention. I love writing poetry. That is who I am. I am a poet. Yet I have always had a desire to write something even more substantial. About a month ago now, I received a most exciting idea for a novel. I have always wanted to write a novel but never had any idea of what I would write about. Now I have characters full of emotion and desires and scenes aching to be penned. The plot needs to unravel and I am the one that must heed the direction from within.

I really have no idea what to expect since I have never done anything like this before but I will still write and post as often as I can. I am just expecting that it may not be as frequent as it has been. I promise to remain faithful to you and share the thoughts, inspirations, and musings of my life, which leads me to an observation that truly needed my consideration and realization.

Have you desired your entire life, thus far, to accomplish something that you find day after day to be unattainable? The knowledge of failure in a certain area can become frustrating, overwhelming, and at times even haunting to the point of disturbing your sleep and your dreams.

Well, as stated above, I have finally accepted my inability to be a strikingly beautiful artist of pencil, pastel, ink, watercolor, and oil; but I also realize that when my imagination beholds something beautiful, I must be faithful to endeavor towards the challenge to reveal what has inhabited the interior. Though there may be imperfections of an untrained and rustic artist, my hope would be that the portrait of the artist would reveal the beauty of the spirit.

Praying for symmetry~

Yours truly,


Kimberley Formosa © 2010

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We read to know we are not alone. ~C.S. Lewis

I don’t remember what I was reading when my eyes fell upon this quote. It struck me in such a peculiar way. I sat there and read it again and mulled over it for a few minutes. Eight choice words found their way into my thoughts and inspired me. I identified wholeheartedly with what the author was attempting to convey. As I pondered the realization with the truth of knowing that I am not alone I wrote in my journal:

We write because we know we are not alone.

Loneliness has a way of grasping not only your thoughts and emotions, but also your heart and your hand. You could have everything you have ever dreamed of and suffer from feelings of loneliness. Everyone you love and adore could turn their back on you in an instant and you can feel the cold rush of lonesomeness seem to fill every void within and every place without. The pain of being alone is very real. The pain is real but the loneliness is a falsehood. Please realize that when you feel so dark that your thoughts have become muddled, there are those that care very deeply for you and your situation. Please talk with someone or read a book whose words never fail to encourage you. Words written or spoken have a beautiful way of bringing life, love, and hope by changing the course you are on and providing direction.

How do I know this? I, too, have experienced loneliness in its many forms of solitary anguish.

Kimberley Formosa © 2010

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