And I am

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A widowed New Yorker rooted in Switzerland for half my life already, blessed with 3 girls aged 23 and twins who just turned 20. I am still torn by the emotional state of having a yearning for home depending on which side of the pond I am on. But life is good…no denying its ups and downs but it’s always healing to try and find the beauty, if not reason, in it all πŸ™‚ And like you, I write. I write for me, to hope that I am as well, writing for you. It is our release, it is our one way of expression. Β It silently becomes our world, keeping our insanity sane. I welcome you to mine.

My adventures with the less fortunate can be read on my new blog at:Β http://hungerforhumanity.com/

In additionΒ http://swissmissteak.wordpress.com/Β ,my second blog of a lighter nature

If you enjoy what you read, a selection of my poems can be found published in Heart Whispers. Support of this book of poetry by Poets I am honored to be next to, Β is greatly appreciated. It is a heartfelt collaboration of a part of the WordPress family. Β I am humbled to have been sought to be a part of it. Thank you!

© Heather Rheingold 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to H. Rheingold with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

79 comments on “And I am

  1. Gruetzi – Saw you were following my blog and the name interested me Swiss Ami Mom. So what part of Switzerland have you thrown your ex pat roots – I live near Solothurn for the past 46 years, although originally from London, England.

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  2. Thank you for granting me a smile today. Your ‘About’ is a smile-worthy one. You seem to have both feet on the ground, though you sometimes question which side of the ground they’re on. And you do it all with a sense of humor – there’s no better way πŸ˜‰
    AnnMarie
    new blogger, mom of two teens
    ps Great blog design

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    • Thanks, AnnMarie and welcome to WP. At the moment my feet are on the ground but it is more like quicksand πŸ˜‰ but as a Mom of Teens you are probably smiling right now with absolute understanding πŸ™‚

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  3. I love reading your poems. Those are heart-felt. πŸ™‚
    I also love the appearance of your blog. I’m thinking of changing my theme after I saw yours. I always prefer dark colored themes. Yours is beautiful :))

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  4. I enjoy your poetry and would love to include some of it in an anthology I’m compiling of creations of some of my favorite poets. Please email me at russtowne@yahoo.com to let me know whether you’d like to hear details about this project. Thank you!
    Russ Towne

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  5. Went to your blog thinking I might find an email for you to send you a poem I read this morning . . . Hope you don’t mind my using your blog site to send it . . . Blessings! Peter

    BY EMILY DICKINSON

    I dwell in Possibility –
    A fairer House than Prose –
    More numerous of Windows –
    Superior – for Doors –

    Of Chambers as the Cedars –
    Impregnable of eye –
    And for an everlasting Roof
    The Gambrels of the Sky –

    Of Visitors – the fairest –
    For Occupation – This –
    The spreading wide my narrow Hands
    To gather Paradise –

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    • Like trying to compare apples to cows πŸ˜‰ They are a world apart…I will forever miss New York, but Switzerland is the home of my Children so it is where I must lay my hat. A very difficult and good question, Darshan πŸ™‚

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      • Hehe, you can enjoy the milk then. And the apples can be bought from the market πŸ˜‰
        Enjoy the place where ever you live, it’ll surely have something for you.

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  6. Hello Heather, It was nice to receive your kind messages in my in-box today…caused me to come here for a visit and read several of your poems….they’re lovely, crafted, and best of all, insightful!

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    • Thank you, Cynthia! I have enjoyed and respected what I have read of you so far. I love the audio. I have a freind who will be going in to the studio for me with the same in mind. It was brilliant to here you read!!! Thank you so much for your time to come and having a look!

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  7. I just wanted to let you know, I nominated you for A Versatile Blogger Award, if you’d like to check it out I posted today 6/15 if you have time…
    Hope all is well πŸ™‚
    AnnMarie

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  8. Oh switzerland and I’m in Sweden πŸ™‚ ..I use to live in New york before I Moved to L.A , stayed in Bronx , then Jamaica Queens and rounded of by moving to My Friends cousins mansion in Connecticut …Unreal .. I Will forever have love For the Apple and truth is I miss NYC like a high school crush ..

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      • I belive that Everything is happening For a reason and most of My closest Friends lifepath has when We’ve Compared it accompanied eachother thru Life .. Many Times have We’ve Been in the same town …that’s the beauty in Life .. We grow and we meet better people who makes us feel Like we can become better and that triggers our motivation and fuel our ambitions … Check My post about “Don’t want to be an ANT ” ..that kind of summons What im trying to say

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  9. It is always a treat to find someone dedicated to poetry. Make sure the work provides more answers than questions. Elevate the heart. Have fun with imagery or surprise. Press on Sister. Your labour of love is not only a personal trek out into creativity. It is also a pool of refreshing waters, much appreciated…Doug Blair, Waterloo, ON

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  10. Shhhh….Heather, don’t refer to Doug as a Mentor, He will only vehemently deny it but he is a great friend and brother!
    I am delighted by your observation, you could not have known that were it not revealed to you.
    Blessings!
    Anthony Gomez

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  11. Say what you want, the mosquitoes here all have tans, wear sunglasses and smell of aloe.
    In a month or two you’ll be looking out your window trying to figure out where you parked your car before it snowed and have to put snowshoes on just to check the mail…been there done that no thanks! 14 years in Syracuse N.Y. was plenty.
    Blubbers in the mail on it’s way to ya’ll.
    Anthony

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  12. It’s so wonderful to meet you, Heather. I found you through Survivors Blog Here and I wanted to let you know that your piece was devastatingly beautiful. Lovely mindset, and lovely writing. xxx

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  13. I am, judging by what I’ve already read, going to be spending a fair amount of time around here and just wanted you to know you have at least one more fan in this 57-year-old lover of prose and poetry on the Canadian West Coast, and as long as you keep up the writing, I’ll be popping in to keep up the reading. Take care.

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  14. That depends if you mean on how to catch one, or where to purchase one, or maybe even a tasty recipe or two? You’ll have to let me know. Of course, if you’re being very literal, as poets sometimes are, good salmon tips would be nose and tails. Lol.

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  15. Hi Heather
    I miss you so much, actually fond our first tweet. Your work is prevalent, nice position to find unsell in. I’ve sent other emails with only brief replies. Are you okay, health doing better. It looks like you’ve stop writing or using another outlet to let your light to shine. Please drop me a line and we can quickly catch up. You are welcome when you are ready. I mostly wanted to make sure you have help. For Privacy use my email, msandorm@verizon.net.
    Have a great day.
    πŸ™‚
    M

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