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Connor Licolli and his book Atomic Flower

Happy Fun Fri-Yay My Friends,

Today I’m excited to share my Godson’s poetry book, Atomic Flower, with you available at Amazon.

Just a little background about how we met. Connor’s mom and I were roommates in college and have remained best friends ever since.

I remember when Connor was born. He was so adorable and charismatic and even then commanded the room. He kept us in stitches and was cute as a button.

To be clear I was not given the title of Godmother since I wasn’t Jewish or Catholic, so he has 2 other Godmother’s that love him dearly and have been very influential in his life.

He adopted me as his Godmother of his spirit, I think would be safe to say, which I hold very sacred and is near and dear to my heart.

He has grown into a wonderful young man, loves being in nature, listening to music, loves ice hockey, his animals, trying new things, his family, partner and especially poetry.

He shares openly and candidly, his experiences of the pains of growing, the joys of living and loving while asking the big questions we all ask ourselves about who we are in the unIverse.

His poetry is open and inspires as he moves through challenging times, finding love, God, connection with our earth, animals, mother nature and his family and friends. It is sometimes raw and always hopeful and honest in experience, rich with insight and experience.

I am honored to be written in his Acknowledgements section in his book of 80 plus poems. Here are some pictures I took of our time together at JIKOJI where we hiked and did our interview.

I love poetry,

it encompasses all things,

God too.

By Connor Licolli

Who in your life inspires you?


I am inspired by my partner, Amber, every day. She is full of positive energy and kindness, and always looks for the magic in life and she sees magic in me. I feel that love and romance are truly gems of life and worth living for.
I too am inspired by my Mom who is always consistently there for me and goes above and beyond to create a good life for her family. My Mom finds joy in the simple things and always helps me return to myself and the present moment.
And, I’m inspired by you, Cindy!
And, of course, the pups in my life!

What inspires your writing?


The greatest force of inspiration to my writing is, essentially, emotion itself. I feel that poetry is a means of archiving deep emotion, and I believe that it is deep emotion that is like the current that propels the isness of the upcoming moment. Being a Cancer, astrologically, I am essentially ruled by the moon, and emotion!
I am also deeply inspired by Nature, specifically trees, which truly grow in stillness.

You have a big love of music. Do you have a favorite musician?


My favorite musician is Porter Robinson. I believe he has captured the movement of emotion and sound in Nature in a remarkable way. His music and story are very relatable to me. His music is also very fun!

What is your biggest challenge?


My biggest challenge is perhaps similar to many other people… Waking up in the morning! Waking up with motivation to create something in the day and bring life and energy to it. I hope to bring a big energy to days that may even be mundane days. I am also challenged by rumination and thought in general. It seems the human consciousness has been overtaken too much by thought, and repetitive thought. Poetry appears to be an excellent means to return to that primal state of being, moved, moving, and it is usually apart from any sort of draining skepticism or nihilism.

What got you involved in writing poetry?


I feel I answer this question with several poems in Atomic Flower πŸ™‚
Thank you!

AVAILABLE Through AMAZON

Thanks so much for visiting today and have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings of love and happy reading,

πŸ’–

Cindy

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Sheereen
7 months ago

I agree with him getting up early is a difficult task! You have a wonderful interview

Sheereen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

I hate getting up earlyπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί

Sheereen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Hahaha! That I am undoubtedly….mom doesn’t appreciate thatπŸ™ˆπŸƒ

Sheereen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Just came back to college yesterday

Sheereen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

I did sleep and got up for duty nowπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί

gabychops
7 months ago

It was a wonderful interview with such a nice young man, Cindy! Very inspiring his thoughts on nature and the meaning of life.

Thank you.

Joanna

I hear u
7 months ago

His words are deep and nice. Amazing interview dear.

I hear u
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Mine pleasure..

I hear u
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

salsaworldtraveler
7 months ago

Connor is an accomplished young man with a great approach to life. He is very lucky to have you as an “honorary” godmother. 😊

GraceoftheSun
7 months ago

Happy Fun Fri-Yay, Cindy! Conner is great . I love that he adopted you as his spiritual godmother , I find that to be so special and sweet. Wonderful interview and fabulous photos, my friend. πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’•

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

All well, thanks for asking. Hope you are feeling better too, my friend .πŸ’•

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Oh noooo. Hope she feels better soon. Stay hydrated and lots of vitamin C & D. It really does help.πŸ’•

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Absolutely .🀣🀣🀣 Whatever it takes.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’•

Lamittan Minsah
7 months ago

What a wonderful interview it was. Thanks for bringing Connor on board. He is such a great talent, knows how to express himself honestly and freely, and I guess his love for nature is something that adds value to his poetry (you know how poets have a third eye when it comes to observing natural objects πŸ˜€). I also love the idea that he can turn emotions into visceral images through words. And this, this must thus be a fascinating collection of poems. Congrats to him on this amazing feat. Thanks too for sharing Porter’s song, a great songster and Dj he is. I too love his songs, especially one “Goodbye to A world” that I use often as a stress relief. Fri-yey Fun-day’s indeed enjoyable. πŸŒΊπŸŒΊβ€πŸŒŸβœ…

Lamittan Minsah
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Yes, I believe he’s stunning. Ohoho… πŸ˜‚ there’re people who don’t just like our social media baggage, dear 🀣🀣🀣. But he should give it a shot, especially with WordPressing which i have learnt is more of finding a family everywhere in the world. Wow, it’s so comforting and kind of you to give me the top fun badge. I’m grateful dear. I really love it and always greatly anticipates its weekly arrival. It’s 2054hrs here, I sleep a few minutes past 2300hrs and sometimes even beyond, especially when I’m watching a thrilling movie or listening to country music which I happen to love. πŸ’•πŸŒŸπŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒˆ

Lamittan Minsah
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

That’s ideally true. I always feel you’re even closer than the so-called relatives. It’s a wonder how we’ve grown to feel each other in our words that you could even tell when I was downcast πŸ˜€!! It’s the power of communication. Everyday I just turn on my data, hoping to read and give my sincere opinions on posts, and I always ask myself, hasn’t Cindy posted something today? And then before so long I come across your comments or replies and sigh with some amount of relief, knowing that you’re up and fine. I’m glad and honoured to have you as a family. I’ll always cherish reading your great works. And yes, it’s about time I grabbed some forty winks, in the next one hour πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’•πŸŒΊπŸŒΊ

Lamittan Minsah
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Sure. Thank you so much, dear. I had a sweet tranquil night. It’s morning again and I’m blessed to come across your message. I’m filled with warmth and smiles unspeakable. πŸ’πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
7 months ago

That was a wonderful interview Cindy. Conner has good bearings.

inerro.land
7 months ago

Such a good and wise young man! Go Connor!

inerro.land
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

😘😘😘

inerro.land
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

good to be back 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

Marsha
7 months ago

Great interview, Cindy. Isn’t it great to watch your “kids” grow up and accomplish great things. I hope I’ve had a positive impact on some of my “grandkids.”

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Time will tell. I don’t think I’m super consistent.

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Me too!

Jane Aguiar
7 months ago

At a young age he became a poet and could express his love for nature. He can achieve much more πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŒΉ wonderful interview, dear Cindy

Jane Aguiar
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

You are welcome my friend ❀️

Ingrid
7 months ago

I enjoyed the interview, Cindy, and what beautiful photos! 😍 sounds like a book worth reading ❀️

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

I’m pretty much off WP for the next few days while I get my paperback ready for publication…I know this doesn’t usually mean anything but this time I have a reason to stick to it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…β€οΈ

Kate Duff
7 months ago

I am an early bird, my brain is clearer and I feel if I have that time to myself that I have thought about the day before it opens. Well done Connor and congratulations on your book.

Kate Duff
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

We do have different inner clocks Cindy and different everything really, trying to mainstream a human being is ridiculous and yet they do it much to our collective detriment

katiemiafrederick
7 months ago

A Land of Ghosts

Where All The Colors

Are No Further Than Within

To Touch This Spirit Restoring

Emotions That Do Move Us For All

We Do in Life

From Science

To Art To What
Imagination Springs

More Fully i AM ALiVE!

Yes The Colors of the Sky
Deeper Azure Blue Reflecting
Roses Blue Coming Redder out

of THorns
Coloring

Our Blood

HoMe of FLoWeRS
Still to Bloom New SMiLes
So Inspiring Dear Cindy And So far
Away from the reality of where i Live
To See Any Young Man Pursue the Spirit

(In California Dreaming)

of SoUL
Through

Poetry

Where Little Boys
Here Are Still Told It’s Not
Okay to Cry And Smile For Joy

Smiles Dear Cindy And Out of Poetry
Back into the World of Science if i can
Let the Colors of Flowers Go To Travel
Back to the Place of Literal BLacK And White

Even Science Shows now That Emotions Are the
Real Spirit The Glue that Drives Cognitive Executive
Functioning Not Only In Creativity Yet Focus on Task
In Flow For Productivity And The Glue of Short and Long

Term Memory

that Allow Our
Reasoning Abilities
of Cognitive Executive
Functioning to Work at All

So True Without Art in SMart

We Humans Are Not Nearly Fulfilling
What Our Potentials Can And Will Be Not

Only For Building THINGS FROM INSTRUCTIONS

BEFORE YET FOR BUILDING SOUL to Touch the Love of the

World Whole
SMiLes i’ve Had
Science Minded Folks
Literal BLacK And White
Call SPiRiT of Emotions Mush

And Worthless and
Yes Most Sadly of

All As A Young Man
Who Smiled A lot Like Your
God Son Loved By A Mother ThiS Way
For Joy of Life to Express to Others With OPeN

Arms of Hugs So Sadly Indeed The Boys Who Called
Themselves Christians Saw A Warring God In Every Man
To Lay Empathy and Love Down to Kill The Warring Enemy

Still to Come
So They told
me Boys Aren’t
Allowed to SMiLe
In This Town That Still
Supports Trumpism 70 to 80

Percent True in that Day They Spit on
me in the 70’s For Being A Boy Who Smiled to Kill
my SPiRiT oF Love Yet i Am no Longer ‘A Lamb’
or ‘Scape Goat’ They Slay for Their Warring God

i Am A Man

i Am A Lion

And my Name is Love

And They Dare Not Strike
my Love Down Again As Hehe

ALL iT Takes is A Graceful Dance
And 1520 Pounds of Leg pressing
Power As the Little Lamb is a 244 Pound

Lion Now With SMiLes

It’s True
What
Doesn’t
Kills Us

Can And Will
Make Us Victorious
In Love or Losers of War

in Vengeance…

In ‘This Town’

i Am ‘Titanium’ Now

A Song by ‘Sia’ too With SMiLes…
For All the Days They Chased
me Around Town on my Bicycle

Wanting to Spit on Who Was
Kind And Really ALiVE iN LoVE…

Yeah It’s True my FRiEnD THeRE is
Still Real MaGiC to Be Found on ‘Channel 6’…

With Colors New Now Leaving BLacK And White Behind for NoW..:)

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Thanks Dear Cindy!
Wow! This Post
You Wrote With
Interview

With
Your
God
Son So
iNSPiRinGπŸ™Œβ€οΈπŸ€—

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Pleasure Cindy☺️🏝❀️

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

β˜ΊοΈπŸ™πŸ™ŒπŸ

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

β˜ΊοΈπŸ€—

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

❀️☺️

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

SMiles, Thanks Cindy,
Glad You Enjoyed The
Pics from β€œ16,000 Miles
oF Public Dancing;” It’s No
Problem to me That You Can’t
Comment; Again Hehe, Yes i’M A Traveling Blog; What You See on My Site is Only A Record in Copy And Paste Way
Now For What Folks
Soul inspire From me
All Around The Globe…
i Don’t Like The
Mechanical
Cognition
Required
To Publish As Much
As Staying In Creative
Flow, So I End Up With An
Average of 57,000
Words Every Two
Weeks or So, Yep
A Novel
Sized
Anthology
Of Poetry Now
From The β€œSonG
oF mY SoUL, i also
Copy And Paste
To Several Other
Blogs i Administrate;
Discussion Boards,
For What i Title As
β€œDepth Of The Story,”
A Number one Search
Result In Quotes With
Google Search; Plus On Facebook And
Etc, Etc, As
i Go Too, So
i Stay Very
Very Busy
Focused
In Autotelic Flow
On Dance And
Song This Way
Most Everyday Over
16 Hours And Never
Really Take a Break

As i
Consider
It All Play
With SMiles…
Yes, All The Sites
Together Have Gained
Millions of Views in The
Last 101 Months; Gotta

System That Works
The Way i Want it to
Dear Cindy FRiEnDπŸ™Œβ˜ΊοΈπŸ

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

SMiles Dear FRiEnD Cindy
Your Appreciation is
Enough For me With
SMiles. Thanks For
Wanting To
Contribute
And Thanks
For Welcoming
me on Your Blog
Site. While it probably
Is Difficult to Respond
On My Full Website,
the Folks Who Do,
Don’t Seem to Have
A Problem Doing
It Using The Reader…

Not Sure Why
You Are Having
The Difficulty, if
It is the Reader
You Are Using…

No one Else Has Expressed
Difficulty Using The Reader,

Yet Even i Can’t Open Up
The Whole Site, Sometimes
With Mobile. The Blogspot
Blogs Are No Problem Yet
Of Course They Don’t Have
The Nice Commenting
System That Word

Press Uses☺️

Never Had A Problem
Opening Or Using The
Comment System on
Wordpress Using Desktop,

Albeit With An iMac
And Fast Internet Access😊

Sowmya
7 months ago

A wonderful interview with your Godson Cindy. Connor’s answers are very matured and I can definitely sense his deep passion for life, poetry and nature.

Sowmya
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

With pleasure Cindy

Kym Gordon Moore
7 months ago

Oh my gosh Cindy, what a wonderful interview with your Godson! Look girlfriend, where I’m from, Godparents are special creatures who add life, protection, and love to their Godchildren. You don’t have to be a “particular” in my book, in order to be as loving, kind, and instrumentally supportive as you are. I know Connor appreciates your love and support. Who wouldn’t? You rock girlfriend! πŸ˜πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ Have a FUNyay kind of day sweetie pie!!! πŸ˜œπŸ’‹πŸ€­

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Girlfriend, I’m dancinig in the streets…well no not really…but I am dancing just the same! LOL πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸŽΆπŸŽΉπŸŽ΅πŸ’ƒπŸ½ Celebrating you my dear friend!!! πŸ€—πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜˜

Jeff Flesch
7 months ago

A lovely interview with Connor. This is my fav part, β€œI feel that poetry is a means of archiving deep emotion, and I believe that it is deep emotion that is like the current that propels the isness of the upcoming moment.” Wise and beautiful. Thanks for sharing Connor with us, Cindy! πŸ’–

Jeff Flesch
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

You’re welcome, Cindy! Always. Interview was great. I hope he reads them too. Always! πŸ’–πŸ’–

Jeff Flesch
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

πŸ’–πŸ˜˜πŸ’–

inspirechief
7 months ago

He is an intelligent and talented young man. He is fortunate to have very strong women in his life. Have a wonderful weekend. πŸ€—πŸ™β€οΈ

Favody WRITES
7 months ago

It’s in the blood! Congratulations! πŸ₯° There is so much insight in what he said!

Mike U.
7 months ago

Thanks for this, Cindy. Connor seems like a really good fellow with a golden heart and soul. Your interview was enlightening. I love learning about the people behind the poetry, their hopes, dreams, and motivations. You’ve got a great deal to be proud of in this young man, and he has a lot to be proud of in you as well. I look forward to exploring his new book (one of my lifelong dreams is to be published). Thanks again for sharing this with us! Hope your weekend is amazing! πŸ™‚

Maria
7 months ago

Amazing interview, Cindy.
It’s really wonderful to hear that he adopted you as his Godmother of his spirit!

Maria
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Always welcome!

Infinite Living
7 months ago

What an amazing young man, his deep beautiful thinking is a gift to our world. It is so precious what you sahre with him. I truly enjoyed this interview. Congratulations for his book and wishes galore for continued success and happiness in all he chooses.

Laleh Chini
7 months ago

Congratulations to a young fresh mind of him. Best of luck.🎈

Laleh Chini
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

My pleasure πŸ’•

Towint
7 months ago

Awesome interview and in such beautiful locations. πŸ’š

Ritish Sharma
7 months ago

Such a wise answers. Really appreciate him. My best wishes for Connor.

And, happy to hear he called you his Godmother.

Ritish Sharma
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

β£οΈπŸ™Œ

radhikasreflection
7 months ago

Enjoyed reading Connors interview Cindy. I so appreciate that he loves nature too 😊 I wish him all the very best with his book πŸ’–

KK
KK
7 months ago

Congratulations for such a beautiful interview with a young and promising poet like Connor. I loved the most when he said that the greatest force of inspiration to his writing was, essentially, emotion. You’re really a proud godmother, Cindy. Pics are also amazing πŸ˜ŠπŸ’πŸ’–

Nancy Richy
7 months ago

Wonderful! You’re both equally blessed to be sharing this planet at the same time, interweaving the stories of your lives and sharing a unique love. I’m sure you are most grateful.

Dawn Pisturino
7 months ago

What a beautiful interview! He sounds like a very special young man. I used to live in Burlingame and remember driving along Skyline many times. I’m happy to see it hasn’t changed. Have a blessed day!

Curt Mekemson
7 months ago

Sounds like a really neat young man, Cindy. A Fun Friday indeed. –Curt

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
7 months ago

Cindy, your godson is an impressive young man. You did a great job interviewing him! <3 <3 <3 Wishing you a great coming week!

positivesideofcoin
7 months ago

Amazing interview dear Cindy πŸ™‚.

positivesideofcoin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

My pleasure πŸ™

ThinkTalk
7 months ago

Gifted young man. Sounds focused … I wish him the very best.
Thanks for sharing

boundlessblessingsblog
7 months ago

Cindy, what a beautiful interview. Connor sounds like a very special young man. All the very best to him. Awesome interview. Thanks for sharing this special and wonderful post.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

You are always welcome dear Cindy. Much appreciated dear. Stay blessed and healthy always. Lots of love and hugs πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ€—β€οΈπŸ€—β€οΈπŸ€—β€οΈπŸ€—

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Welcome always dear Cindy ❀️❀️❀️

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

❀️❀️

Priti
7 months ago

Wow ! Excellent interview! Love this very much thanks for sharing πŸ’•πŸ˜Š

D. Wallace Peach
7 months ago

That’s so awesome that you featured your godson and his book here, Cindy. What a treat. I guess poetry runs in the “family.” A lovely interview, beautiful photos, and a great song to accompany the post. Best of luck to Connor!

A Star on the Forehead
7 months ago

Wonderful interview Cindy! What a talented young man! I look forward to getting his book.
What an awesome long lasting friendship you have with this mother – beautiful!
Blessings! β™₯β™₯

Chibuike Mba
7 months ago

Yeah

Gabriela Marie Milton
7 months ago

My Goodness, such a surprise and such a pleasure to read. Thank you for sharing,
xoxo

Gabriela Marie Milton
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

xoxoxo….

Prior...
7 months ago

Hi Cindy – of course you would do a hike interview !! And you kept this very succinct and even a bit short- and love the way you led us into saying he answers this in his book! Good promo …
And Connor – sounds like his care for the earth is a part of his essence and then like how he said writing poetry helps ameliorate “any sort of draining skepticism or nihilism.”
πŸ˜ŠπŸ“šβ˜€οΈ

Prior...
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

😊❀️

PRERNA
7 months ago

Amazing interview πŸ‘Œ

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