Seeing In The Dark

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Pupils dilate in the dark

Trying to catch more light

The endeavor is to see as much

As we can in the gloomy inkiness

We are so adaptable that it is amazing

Yet we often do underestimate our drive

Not giving enough credit to ourselves

And just existing in a bubble, hiding

Our immense talents and not exploring

What we are actually capable of achieving

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word prompt;


Word of the day challenge;










Share Your World July 1-2019

Melanie of Sparks from a Combustible Mind

Dang!  July is here already.   It’s about 68 degrees today too, which is on the chilly side.  I’ve never experienced a cold/cool July before, but it’s rather pleasant.   On to Share Your World!  In the United States of America a bigholiday is coming up on the 4th.  Our nation’s Independence Day.   That’s why the different banner this week!


I will post four or five different questions each week for you to answer.  There are two ways which you can participate.

  1. Create a SYW post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.
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  5. There are sometimes two sets of questions…one with images and one without (same questions).  This is for ease of copy and pasting.


Would (or do) you stop to help (presumably) stranded folks by the side of the road?

I used to offer help if it was a woman or a girl. But my family has drummed into me that this is not wise. Now I offer to help if there is someone with me in the car. Safety measure!

Do you think the world is less mannerly today than in past times OR are we just more touchy and manners are as they’ve always been?

A bit of both. We notice things mor, a concept of politically correct has crept in. Something we used to do have been deemed not ” correct” behavior. And the young crowd have mostly left the concept of ” good manners ” in the past. It always comes as a pleasant surprise when they would step aside so that you can pass or open a door for you. Thank yous and please are not altogether absolute but getting rare!

What happens if you’re scared half to death, TWICE?

Probably I will be three quarters dead. Not completely because that would be plain. Murder!

If ALL the world’s a stage, where does the audience sit?

Well we all are up there on the stage performing our parts. It is a real neat trick if one can extract oneself from this stage and step in the spectators gallery and look at life from outside. It really liberates you.

(There is a further question…the gratitude question, below the graphic.  Sorry folks!)


Share your thankful comments here.   It’s a gorgeous day most places, so celebrate!

I am enjoying my time with my daughter and grandson and since the school is finally out, we are going to trips around Seattle. On Friday had a wonderful trip to Mount Rainier.

Reflection lake.

A view of the peak from Paradise Camp.

In response to;

Share Your World July 1-2019



Made a mistake?

We often beat up ourselves over the mistakes we make. It’s the most common and natural reaction. Sputtering indignant reproaches and assigning the blame fairly and squarely on ourselves. The interesting thing is that when others commit the same mistakes, we often overlook them as human error.

Why it is hard to forgive ourself? Why do we except ourselves to be perfect and not make mistakes?

Intriguing questions. I think we set a very high standard for ourself and in this search for perfection we cannot accept any failure. The origin of this idea may be traced back to our childhood when our parents and teachers try to teach us Not To Make Any Mistakes!

I think that we should accept a few starting points;

1. Nobody is perfect and everyone makes mistakes.

2. The process of making errors and then correcting them is where actual learning starts.

3. Manage your reaction to your imperfections and give leeway to yourself too, same as you would give to anyone else.

4.Anyone who hasn’t ever made mistakes has had no opportunity to learn from them. This process is know as gaining experience. And experience is what ultimately enriches our life in personal and professional fields.

So go ahead, make a few mistakes so that you can learn how Not To Do thinks!

How do you react when you make an error of judgment or just a simple blooper?

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word prompt;






Word of the day challenge;





Stream of Consciousness Saturday June 29-2019

What do you have today for me?

You say your have all the four aces up your sleeve

Look here haven’t I warned you before to refrain

From all this boastfulness as it just leads to trouble

Yelling fore and then dead putting the ball

Making tall claims and falling short on them

It really is for your own benefit that I am telling you

The four principles of honest living are easy to follow

Tell the truth, behave with honor, be kind and don’t boast

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “for/fore/four.” Use one, use ’em all, use ’em any way you want. Enjoy!

In response to;

Stream of Consciousness Saturday June 29/2019

A Prompt by Linda G Hill



Getting ready to holiday?

What is your least favorite part of vacations? For me it’s the packing. The unreasonable fear of leaving behind something necessary always haunts me. I usually pack too much of everything, thinking of all ” eventualities ” and end up lugging way too much luggage whenever I am traveling. I know that scrambling my insides, by this stress of packing when going on vacation, is not only unreasonable but also avoidable the trick is obviously multifarious planning.

So keeping in light my previous experiences, and mistakes I have come up with a list!

Though I am the sort of person who often forgets the list altogether, I do try to keep myself focused and follow my packing list.

The most important thing to carry, I think for people of my age are the meds. One cannot just buy them anywhere with ease if you forget them at home. So make sure to pack the required amount of your medicines and keep them in a place where they are not exposed to heat. Also very important; Remember where you have kept them!

Clothes and other wearables are easy to replace if you take fewer than your requirement, but it does cost money. So keep enough changes of clothes but don’t over do, like me.

Always carry reading material. I luckily have a kindle, which makes this task easy. One small device carrying so many books. But don’t forget the chargers for all your devices. This has become almost as important as your meds! Where will you be if your phone dies and you need to call an Uber or find out where you need to go on your maps.

For summer getaways, sunscreen is another essential. Cosmetics for women and/or maybe men too add the required flair you need in dressing up while on a vacation.

So no need to tie your innards into knots, follow the list and get ready to fly! ( or drive)


In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word prompt;


Word of the day challenge;










Writing Prompt #25–The longest day

The longest day of my life………………

Was the day that I became mom for the very first time.

The birth of my first child. It was literally a very long day for me because it took almost 38 hours for her to be born. So not to go into too many details of that day, it is sufficient to say that becoming a mother is not a task any man can ever handle. It is woman who has the inner strength and patience to bear a child, and not once but many times, usually.

That day, I fully realize what being a parent actually means. And also the fact that my own parents, specially my mother did a splendid job while raising me. The true appreciation that I got for my own mother when I became a mother was staggering. I realized that what sacrifices she made for me when I was too small and weak to do anything for myself. It also taught me the fact that we can never repay the debt we owe our parents. We can only pay it forward.

As children we never realized what our parents did for us because kids are usually oblivious to the things that are happening around them unless they are forced to see them. As parents we get this realization in full force but sometimes it is too late to tell our parents what a debt of gratitude we owe them.

I would have loved to tell my mother how grateful I was to her for all that she did for me but she had died a long time before I became a mom. I can only hope that our kids appreciate the job we did or are doing with them and for them.

It’s always nice to be appreciated!

In response to;

Writing Prompt #25

A Prompt by Sarah Elizabeth Moor



BrewNSpew Café-June 24/2019 My dream castle

Dreaming of living the perfect life

I aspire to kingdoms and castles high

I would love to be the chosen one

The ideal and idyllic life should be mine

In my imagination I can see the towers and turrets

Of my dream castle that is high in the sky

I would be the lord and the master of all that I see

Far and wide would be my power be spread

Work for it you say to me?

What is the fun in that if I have to toil for it

Come down to earth and live in reality

Why should I , when the dreams are more pleasant

The prompt;

Word of the week – castle – (noun) – a large building, typically of the medieval period, fortified against attack with thick walls, battlements, towers, and in many cases a moat.

Synonyms – fort, fortress, stronghold, citadel, tower, palace, chateau, alcazar

In response to;

BrewNSpew Café- Castle June 24/2019



321 Quote me-Knowledge

I have been tagged by Nova of My nameste Online to participate in this challenge. Thanks a lot Nova for the tag. This tag is originally created by Rory of A Guy Called Bloke.

The Rules:

1. Thank the individual who tagged you.

2. Post 2-3 quotes related to the chosen word.

3. Tag 3 other bloggers to participate if so wishes.

My selection;

Gaining knowledge pays the best dividend. Spend time learning and gaining knowledge and it will serve you very well in your life.

Cultivate a knowledgeable brain. It is what make you different from others. It grooms the personality and mind. A effort which always pays back manifold.

My nominees;

Di of Pensitivity 101

Jim of Random writings on the bathroom wall

Susi Bocks of I write her



321-Quote me—Knowledge

321 Quote Me Created by A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!

Once a week, l will pick a random topic, post two quotes on that topic and nominate 3 bloggers, who in turn will post 2 quotes on the topic and nominate 3 bloggers of their own.

Guidelines: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Thank the Selector

Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.

Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

Please Note Rory will be reblogging your responses unless you wish for me to NOT do so.

Dedicated Topic For Today: ”Knowledge”

My selection;


Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.

Kofi Annan

Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity.

Leonardo da Vinci

My nominees;

Tom of Slumdog Soldier

Marilyn Armstrong of Serendipity

Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith

In response to;

321-Quote me-Knowledge



BrewNSpew Café June 17/2019

A birthday is such a looked forward day when we are young

As we cross the milestones and reach the miracle age we aspired to

We realize that growing up has much more to it than the birthdays

Being adults means responsibilities and problems that we have to

Sort out by ourselves, take care of money, bills and family all are

The gifts we receive when we celebrate each successive birthday

And then there are birthdays we rather not acknowledge nor celebrate

The ones which have a high number and lots of candles on the cake

Those are the ones we hope the family forgets to remember altogether

But a birthday can only be celebrated if we are living, so “A Happy Birthday “

Word of the week – birthday – (noun) – the anniversary of the day on which a person was born, typically treated as an occasion for celebration and the giving of gifts.

In response to

BrewNSpew Café June 17/2019