Journey To The Completion Of A Dream

By Monteque Pope-Le Beau Hello My name is Monteque Pope-Le Beau and I would like to take a moment of your time. In a short amount of time I will be marking my 10th year as the founder of The Art Of Monteque. I find that all but impossible to encompass what we have been…

Everyday Is Like Summer

By Joanna Panayi Everyday is like summer Sippin on some rose wine You are so fine My lover Water dripping down my thighs Wearing the coldest ice It Feels like Forever Everday is like summer Back when I Was a young girl I Used to bathe in beaches and dream Wanted to walk all high…

Happy Pride Month

In life there are certain things that words cannot describe. The past year has been beyond difficult and confusing. It has shown us that the world is not perfect. We as an global community have made mistakes, but it has also shown our humanity. We’ve been there, standing together as an community through the hardest…

Welcome To The Beginning Of Summer

There is no stopping summer from coming. Just as there is no preventing winter, spring or fall. There is no making them other than what they are. They are gifts from the universe. They are the records of our lives told in the seasons and for the season of summer it is a fulfillment of…

Happy Mother’s Day

Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly. ~ Sarah Malin With the horrific past year that we have all experienced there…

“Girl In The Forest”

By Stephan Pisko As she strolls over trembling twigs – floating and flaunting the sweet smell of cedars – Like a gaming gazelle she stops suddenly but only shortly on the carpet like floor to soak up the warm wild wind she captures – The fragrance of the day charms the night but nothing more…

Wishing You A Wonderful Season Of Spring

If spring came but once a century instead of once a year, or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake and not in silence, what wonder and expectation there would be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow There are always flowers of hope all around us to reminding us…

Chopin Ballade – Chopin Scherzo –

By Stephan Pisko “Chopin Ballade” Stallions’ dancing at the carnival with rumbling joy happiness carefree but serious it is love we seek socially but wait we go round and round on the carousel non-stop with our manes’ in the air kicking our hoofs’ we stumble sensationally. __________________________________________________________________________________ “Chopin Scherzo” Gentle we touch immense our embrace…

“AVIVA” Extremely Stunning Storytelling

By Liisa Cohen AVIVA, written and directed by the incredibly gifted Boaz Yakin, is an intensely sensual, borderline erotic, love story told through the lens of gender fluid dance, romance and unapologetic physical interactions. It is very gender fluid. The character Aviva is a young Parisian who develops an online romance with a New Yorker…

DEAREST PAPA

By Thelma T. Reyna PURPOSE IN WRITING THIS BOOK (ARTIST STATEMENT, FROM THE “FOREWORD”) I tell you all this with reverence for what we, all of us, don’t know, and with dismay that many of us live every day with unmoored assumptions of our longevity. We clock in and out of interactions with one another,…

The Faith of The Humble Mustard Seed

Jannie Vaught Seeds for this gardener have very personal meanings. As a seed grower and a seed saver, I am constantly looking close at many varieties of seeds. And I have a great fondness for seeds that are very tiny. It seems that these tiny bundles of potential hold a big productive plant, producing large…

Father’s Day Message

    A father  is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.” —Unknown   It takes someone of love, gentleness,wisdom, patience, understanding, and compassion to be the an true example of humanity. There are so few examples in…

Gem Of A Film

By Steven Buckner Writer/Director Tammy Minoff’s richly layered, award winning directorial debut “Limerence,” cleverly tips the scales on Hollywood’s approach to a romantic comedy. Women get to see themselves in female lead Rosemary—as complex, independent and real, breaking the stereotypes society has fed us. Limerence starts off right away as a romantic comedy with Rosemary…

Total Selfless Act of Doing

By Stephan Pisko This is another story about a human being and a dog the human just happens to be a man but it could of been a woman just happens to be a dog but it could of been a cat but where this particular story parts roads’ is within the “total selfless act…

Two Primal Constants – There Is Nothing But This

By Stephan Pisko The psychological state of you’re mind and the changing confrontational state of another mind’s psychology these are the two primal constants within this physical existence there is nothing but this here. These two elements have built civilizations’ – destroyed civilizations’ – creates wars’ – creates temporary happiness- creates permanent hatred – these…

Underdog Syndrome

By Stephan Pisko We throw our emotions away cheaply just like the lives we don’t have uselessly you can’t honestly expect anything useful from mainstream employment (or) this commercially fabricated word ‘love’ we don’t understand (or) this other word ‘life’ that no one possesses this is obviously just not thinking we become a victim a…