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November events inspire memoir

The month of November has always inspired me with its historically and spiritually significant events.

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November events fuel Greenwich Meridian © memoir

By Emma Palova

Lowell, MI- The months of November and May, with events both in the family and in the history of the Czech Republic, have inspired entire chapters in my Greenwich Meridian © memoir.

November is significant historically and spiritually worldwide. The thread of events that I track in the memoir starts with All Souls Day on Nov. 2, touches on US elections and leads up to the 27th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution on Nov. 17, a state holiday.

“We’re surrounded by death,” said Fr. Mark Peacock pointing to the shrine of the dead at the altar of St. Patrick’s Church in Parnell during mass last Sunday. “Look at the trees and the nature; but we know all will live again in the spring and in heaven.”

On All Souls Day in former Czechoslovakia, we headed out to the decorated…

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Orderly Chaos

I love the Daily Post’s “Chaos” assignment and how different blogs treated it; from wildlife, legos, art, barns, generations of chaos in haikus. It just keeps getting better and better. I have at least a thousand more ideas on “Chaos.,” whether internal or external. Follow me on EW Emma’s Writings on http://emmapalova.com.

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Seems like an oxymoron? It isn’t just remember Dali or Russian painter Chaim Soutine.

This photo is in response to the Daily Post
Chaos  prompt “Chaos.”

Dressing up for “Dress rehearsal” for “Chaos” in me.

I was inspired by Soutine’s chaotic paintings of a wild game catch and his twisted villages.

I threw my summer dresses on the bathroom floor along with the yellow ballerina flats that walked 10 miles through Paris to the Musee de l’Orangerie in the Tullerie Gardens near the Place de la Concorde.

I was flabbergasted by Soutine’s twisted chaotic paintings. The orderly chaos stayed in me.

1921_soutine_view_of_ceret Chaim Soutine’s “View of Ceret”

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