Misha Crews

Read. Dream. Believe.

20180507_124316A few months ago, I published a series of short-short stories (also known as “Flash Fiction”) based on pictures that I’d taken. I had intended to continue writing and publishing these, but of course, I didn’t do that. (If you want to know why, read my blog post from 2015: “I Am The World’s Laziest Person,” because it is still true.) However, on a recent visit to Pennsylvania to see my amazing aunt, the sight of a tiny cottage on her property sparked a desire to write about it. So I sat for twenty minutes and wrote the following. (Yes, it took me twenty minutes to write this. I’m slow, what can I say?) I hope you enjoy it. 

Once upon a time, there was a little dwelling known as the Wee Hoos. Though its footprint was small, its heart was big. Sun shone through the windows. Books lined the walls. Breeze kissed the front porch and tinkled the wind chimes. And everyone who stepped across its threshold smiled and felt at home.

IMG_20180505_172049_105Years later, when the wind chimes sang no more, when the windows had grown cloudy, and the books had all been packed away, the Wee Hoos still glowed with a special light. Its walls remembered the laughter, its floors recalled brisk footsteps, its heart (for every house has a heart) still beat with happy remembrance.

Love never dies, never even really fades. It softens, perhaps, with time; it changes shape like an old sweater. But it never goes away. So the next time you pass an old house which looks lifeless and neglected, just remember that no matter its physical condition, love lived there once. And indeed, it still does.


I found the video below, which I took last year, of the Wee Hoos in the rain; this seems like the right place to share it. You can see my aunt’s pretty garden there in the front. (Note: if you are reading this in your email, you may not be able to see the video. Visit this post online to enjoy the country rain.)


Show me a popular trend, and five to ten years later I will be fully into it! 🙂 Seriously, it takes me forever to fall in love with something that other people find immediately fascinating. Is it a case of a cautious heart, or am I just not that with-it? (Personally, I think it’s the latter.) 😉

So it has been with Pinterest, the fabulous social media platform that was established in 2009. I first heard about it around 2012 (late, of course). It seemed like a lot of fun, so I opened a profile, pinned a couple things… and that was pretty much it. Until recently.

Pinterest Bibliana Descript - jpgFor the past couple weeks, I have been having a ball with Pinterest. One of my favorite boards is called Bibliana (a term I made up, as far as I know, which basically means “all things books”). My Bibliana board includes the most fun and fantastical bookish treasures that I could find online. And, lucky for me, there are a lot of them!

Pinterest Bibliana Board

One of my favorite things about Pinterest is that it shows how creative and clever people can be. And now that I’ve caught the pinning bug, I don’t ever want to be cured! From time to time I will share some pins here on my blog, or on my Facebook page. In the meantime, I hope you’ll connect with me on Pinterest. I’d love to follow you and see what makes you smile.

Hugs and happy pinning!


Just wanted to share this beautiful and true quote. If you ever feel like you don’t matter, just remember: “…your fingerprints can’t be wiped away from the little marks of kindness that you’ve left behind.”

(P.S. I always like to give quotes the proper attribution, but I wasn’t able to find a reliable source for the author of these wonderful words. If you know who wrote the above quote, please let me know and I will update this post with the author’s name. Thank you! )

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