Something About Me!

cropped-my-facebook-pictures.jpg     I’m originally from Haïti and, I’ve been living here in the U.S. for decades; so, you might as well guess my age. Of course,  at your own risk.

WARNING: No. This is not my most recent picture.

   Yes, after my divorce I worked perpetually to raise my girls. Of course they were little angels at one point, but, in the course of time as they grew up their horns became visible.  While, at least periodically. However, he fact of the matter is, now I must  admit that my chidren actually forced me to, “GROW UP, Nadège! We are not children anymore, so why are you wasting your time worried about us?”

“I am a Mother, you little bratt – This is what Mothers do!!!”

“No, Mah. Now it’s time to focus on yourself -Go back to school – Travel…!!!” Whimpered one of my daughters.

From the mouth of babe, yes. However, my effort was stringent. Imagine transition from  a bountifully NOISY house, to the company of two cats; I felt like a barren woman. The days felt as if I was prescribed to drink my own poison tea with the sole purpose to sip my life away. I felt betrayed by my children and worse, even rejected like a worn out mattress. In fact, I remember days when I would lashed out and kicked like a terrible two toddler. Its been over three years now, and my mourning days have ended and I am finally stepping up in my bain, acknowledging the dawn of a new era awaiting my path.

 I swear,  I urinate talents whenever Mr. challenge knocks on my door. “You are artistic.” So, I’ve been told more than the usual times. I fully agree with my admires because this fact is non debatable in my circle. Nevertheless, lately, I find myself blown away by the artist label; a gift which took me by surprise. In fact, during my last conversation with G’d, I had to ask Him for some clarity.

“G’d, I can’t believe you waited till I was in my fifties to turn me into an artist.” I said. But His answer was a bit surprising.  “You can’t believe it?” He said. ” Imagine how we felt up here – We are still totally flabbergasted.”

“What do you mean G’d –  You endowed me with the artist gift, didn’t you? I read somewhere “All good gifts come from above.”

After he took a deep breath which by the way blew me away to a distant galaxy, before He nodded. “I did – I did! But, your first drawing you were four, which was a woman with two horns. Then, your  second one, you drew your teacher with a long tail. So I had to place a pose on your talent till I knocked some sense into your tiny brain.” With a pleasant smile He continued, ” Now, we just can’t believe how your artwork have transitioned to angels and beautiful …”

I interrupt.

“Angels? Then I gahter abstract paintings are only for the earthbound realm to comprehend!”

“NA-dège!!!”He thundered.


The thunder was pretty frightening. But, I am used to that growling sound. Besides, His voice reminded me of the excruciating sound from one of my snoring cession; the norm for me during one of  my exhausted night. Should I say, however, I could never be intimidated by my heavenly Father’s vent. The fact is, I am a woman of faith, and, He’s been the source of my enduring strength as well as my comfort and joy.

No, I’m not being totally honest. I have to admit that my  relationship with my canvas and brushes are like my daily prayers;  a constant ritual to appease my nostalgia. I would mention my writing as well, however, I’ve been evading my laptop crave, truly an embarrassment to an aspire writer. So today, from my cup of  audacity, which I hope will  appease my conscience and ignite my writing appetite.

“I must write – I must confine myself to do so before  the end of the year.”  And, I finally did it! Bravo, young lady!

Hope to be back soon with my first post after a long vacation. Please be patient with me. Meanwhile:

Happy Hanukkah 2017!

Merry Christmas!

Lastly, Have a Blissful New year!!!

And remember, “Laughter is medicine for the soul!”



22 thoughts on “Something About Me!

    Ariel Klay said:
    May 23, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Hello, it’s Ariel Klay, again. I must say I enjoy the earthy humor in your blog. I studied French in high school and in college. I’ve forgotten most of it now, so my “parle vooing” is quite weak. My deceased grandfather, Phil Buskirk, spoke a number of languages, Spanish, Hebrew and French and when he retired in Florida, he worked with the Haitian refugees in the ’80’s. He was affectionately called “Pere Phillipe.” Please forgive my lack of an accent, but as you know, “English” keyboards just don’t have ’em.

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      laughtermedicineforthesoul responded:
      May 23, 2015 at 1:10 am

      Great to hear that. May the Lord bless you in return for your grand father’s devotion towards
      my people. I will definitely follow your blog. As for the humor on my blog, is my own healing remedy for STRESS!
      Take care.

      Liked by 2 people

    Marjorie Comeau said:
    May 27, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Hey Nadège! This is Marjorie. It is a blessing to follow your blog!!! You’re so talented and I admire your sense of humor. God knows….. I neeeeeeeeed some humor at this time of my life. May Our Lord richly bless you and your family.

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      laughtermedicineforthesoul responded:
      May 27, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      Thank you Marjorie. So nice to hear from you. Remember laughter is good for the soul. Make sure you check out the Gossip Time page and the daily wisdom as well. Tell your friend about the site as well. Much love. Nadege

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      laughtermedicineforthesoul responded:
      January 11, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      Hi Marjorie. Happy belated New Year! Hope all is well for you. Guess what? I went to an event, a young man with the last name Comeau was introduced. I thought of you. My sister and I meant to ask him if he was related to us, but we didn’t have a chance.
      Wishing you the best for the New Year!


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    Marcia Strykowski said:
    September 14, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Your paintings are beautiful! I look forward to following your posts.

    Liked by 3 people

    Lynz Real Cooking said:
    September 17, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Very lovely to read about you! nice blog!

    Liked by 1 person

    Rambling Rose said:
    October 6, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Hi … One Unbelievable Girl …absolutely hilarious. I think your Mum is a Saint and you must be the veritable …… The exorcism does not seem to have worked LOL 🙂

    Could not comment under the post. Have difficulty finding the comments section … have you disabled for posts ??

    Keep on making laughter please … it is truly medicine for the soul.

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      laughtermedicineforthesoul responded:
      October 6, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      Thank you. I will check to see why you couldn’t post.
      Yes, I was quiet but a character. It turned out I gave birth to a replica of me. lol

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    Shiva Malekopmath said:
    December 8, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    This something about you made me laugh, scary and amazing too.
    You write horror and a baby sitter too.
    Let us now continue laughing together hence.
    For I am following you Now!
    I now go to your paintings section.

    Liked by 1 person

    femmedesfleurs said:
    December 23, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Hey! I nominated you for an award.You can find more details here:

    Liked by 1 person

    tejaswinimalik said:
    January 9, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    I had a good laugh and felt a strange sense of sisterhood!

    Liked by 1 person

    writingandalcohol said:
    April 20, 2016 at 7:28 am

    “Some of us have to be tortured emotionally before we journey through the road of self-discovery. So, what does not kill us, does make us strong” How true. Thanks for following my blogs!

    Liked by 1 person

    thiaBasilia said:
    October 17, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Wow! It’s been a year since you started to follow my blog. I just found out where to find my followers. Are you still with me? Your post sure enthralled me. Hope to hear from you. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

      laughtermedicineforthesoul responded:
      October 19, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Yes I’m. But mu time is consume in writing for other projects. Thank you so much for your visit and comment. Have a great day!


    Susanne Leist said:
    October 26, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    We all live through bad times and death. It doesn’t help to be bitter. I’ve done that and it doesn’t help. I’ve turned to writing to ease my pain. I try to leave the bitterness behind when I’m creating and writing. Does god hear our pain? Does he care if we cry inside? I don’t know. I’ve stopped asking. I only have myself to care for me. Leave your bitterness behind and try to enjoy life as much as you can.

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      laughtermedicineforthesoul responded:
      October 27, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      Thank you Susanne for your visit and for taking the time to comment as well. Far from that, I have not a string of bitterness in my heart. I do ask God some questions as well, and trust He’ll answer at the perfect timing, whenever He feels we’ve learned from our trials….. Yes, I have my spiral days of laughter and discouragement; then again we all do. I just feel sometimes mine is a bit overwhelming. But, hey! What can I say. This is the life I was called to live I guess. lol Thanks again for your visit.

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    Susanne Leist said:
    October 28, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I’m happy to hear that you aren’t bitter. I’ve tried to shake mine off.

    Liked by 1 person

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