( This is the closest to heaven I am likely to get for a while… )
I thought I would have an excellent report on how many words I got done today. But alas and yahoo, it was a chat day. So the first thing I want to say is how I loved talking for a long time with my daughter today. I actually had to get off that phone call to start a Zoom session with my friends. It has become our Friday thing. And there is my #WDIIA indication. So I was chattingconstantly for over 7 hours of love! Who could as for more? It is always a wonderful thing to talk with loved ones.
I certainly don’t feel guilty for not catching up with the wordage I needed today. Which is supposed to be 5,001. My total so far today is 2,132. My intentions were strong. The first scene I started writing I titled: Curiouser and Curiouser. I knew where…
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They’re quite a team – the Sun and the Moon
On the whole they’re quite phenomenal
Giving the people that live on Mother earth, summat to look at
Each day they work either side of this blue jewel
The Sun giving light to one half while the Moon shines on the other
Helping fishermen land their catches, and Night workers to find their way home
Earth helping both by turning around
Rotating to catch the light
It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday again, and this week’s prompt is “deep. Linda Hill says we can use it any way we want. Hmmm, I wonder how many ways it can be used. Let’s see “dig deep.” Well, deep’s an adverb. “Deep hole,” deep is an adjective. “Deep asleep, huh, another adverb. Okay, so deep can be an adverb or adjective. I can work with that. If you would like to drive yourself off the edge and join this prompt, go to Linda’s blog and read how. Here is the link.
Deep by John W. Howell © 2020
“Many brave hearts are asleep in the deep, so beware! be-ware!”
“Nice bass on the song. What. are you singing?”
“It’s a tune that’s been around for a while. It has been recorded by many, but my favorite is by Gus Reed recorded…
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On our neighborhood walks, my dear wife Karen and I have noticed the house that endured a fire sitting vacant.
Our timing for a recent get-our circle was perfect to witness the end of the stand.
The crew had the big gear.
Down came the house in a quick way.
Now we’ll look for a new build.
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Good morning! The sun’s up and although I’m not, I’m making an early start to the day.
I’ve woken up with a load of things going through my head and rather than lose them by going back to sleep, I thought I’d write them here.
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Today, I thought we’d visit the island province of Bali … a beautiful place at any time, but I wanted to take you to the celebrations surrounding the holiday of Nyepi.
Every year, towards the end of March, the entire island of Bali in Indonesia, goes into standstill. Flights are grounded, shops remain closed, streets are deserted of traffic and pedestrians. All residents lock themselves up in their houses and switch off their lights. There is no talking, no music, no entertainment. Some even stop eating. This day is called Nyepi, the “Day of Silence”, where devout Hindus meditate and reflect.It isn’t the day itself that attracted my attention, but rather the days leading up to the sacred holiday that are, in sharp contrast to the ritual, full of activities. Villages and communities build large monster-like sculpture called ‘ogoh-ogoh’ that represent the bad spirits. The sculptures are made of…
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