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2022 Traditions Contest: Flakes of memories

January 29, 2022
By Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
67 articles 6 photos 1489 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-


Relishing on ice-cream on customised occasions

Squeezed in one car during the vacations 

Dressing up like random Disney Characters 

Being both the cast and the directors

Selfie-Queens, Style-Kings, all together 

Singing songs, one after the other

We're diaries to each other, sharing arcanes

Everyone around us would think we're hurricanes

But our primary custom, is giving out love

Being our lunatic selves, as eternal as a milky dove

Our group-cuddles end my flakes of memories 

We have one another's shoulders as a family

The ephemeral flakes of sixteen quintessential years 

made me realise how much I adore you, dears


The author's comments:

President Barack Obama once said, "Of all the rocks upon which we build our lives, we are reminded today that family is the most important."

And he is absolutely right.

In every step of my life, my family was there for me. I personally have a really close bond with my family mainly because, my family members are my first friends. We do have a lot of special things together and speaking of family traditions, we do have plenty but due to the pandemic we are not able to carry on all those traditions like before. So, I decided to write all the memories of our tradition and also make our main tradition outshine. That is, giving out love; loving each other and always having each other's back. I dedicate this entirely to my family, never forgetting to mention that I shall always love them.

P.S. I looked for many images to symbolise my family members and I but I did not find a suitable one. So, I added an image of a hydrangea flower which symbolises the love in a family. I hope you'll enjoy the poem and the picture.


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Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 23 at 12:55 pm
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
67 articles 6 photos 1489 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@IzzyMossie137, thank you

on Feb. 23 at 12:39 am
IzzyMossie137 GOLD, Aurora, Illinois
11 articles 1 photo 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is a journey I don't have a map for."
-Delta Goodrem-

@Afra, I love the poem and mostly, I love the concept of the hydrangea flower. So sweet!

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 14 at 5:59 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
67 articles 6 photos 1489 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@aalaazah1, Thank you...😘😘😘

on Feb. 13 at 10:57 am
aalaazah1 PLATINUM, Colombo, Other
32 articles 2 photos 147 comments

Favorite Quote:
where words fail music speaks
success is a journey, not a destination

when you feel your best, everybody else can feel it too - ARIANA GRANDE

If you are able to look yourself
in the mirror every day
with the decisions that you make,
that's where power starts - SELENA GOMEZ

Before you judge people judge yourself - ZAYN MALIK

haters will say what they want, but their hate will
never stop you from chasing your dream- JUSTIN BIEBER

If you follow your dreams,
it means you follow your heart.
if you do follow your heart,
I don't think you can go wrong- CELINE DION

it's exactly the way my family use to be, so creatively written... write more

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 5 at 11:13 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
67 articles 6 photos 1489 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@LolaQueen526, Thank you so much...🤍🤍🤍

on Feb. 5 at 10:46 am
CaliFranceGurl648 GOLD, San Diego, California
11 articles 1 photo 125 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I am a California girl, born and raised, so flip-flops and cutoff shorts are my go-to look."

– Meghan Markle

@Afra, the poem is certainly wonderful...And I like that Hydrangea flower sentiment...😘😘😘