Share Your World June 17/2019


If you were suddenly injured or died, are your bedside table drawers ready for someone else to go through them?   If you care to share, what’s the most unusual item someone might find, that might be potentially embarrassing?

Though I do try to routinely clean my bedside table of the junk that accumulates there, they are usually full of things that I think I might need suddenly during the night. It has a lot of meds for pain, like Advil and creams for pain because I have painful cramps during the night so they help. A number of charging cables, in use and broken ones for both of my phones and books. And obviously my kindle, my iPad, and the two phones mentioned. It is a miracle that all these things are in and on that table. So if I die un-expectedly there will be an embarrassing mess to sort out. And after this question, I will make sure to neaten it up.

What keeps you going?  (However you might interpret that is correct.)

My optimism. Plain and simple. Things go bad for us all at one time or the other, but my thinking that something will happen to make things better always keeps me going!

Share a photo or a sentence about ‘your favorite thing(s) (credit to Judy Dystkra-Brown in response to this:  ttps://   )

At the end of  the song “Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M.,  where did they all go?

They were tired of sitting in their cars in that traffic jam and thought they were better off walking to their destination. So they walked.

What are you grateful for right now?


I am listening to wonderful melodious music/ song which I think is in Spanish and writing my post and enjoying myself. Music lifts me up and makes me forget my problems.

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Share Your World June 17/2019

A Prompt by Melanie of Sparks from the Combustible Mind




Tale Weaver #227 A wedding!

A wedding made in…..

Wedding is synonymous with the unity of two people, who decide that they are ready to spend the rest of their lives together, in a legally and often religiously binding ceremony.

The why of this decision is something which only the people involved can tell you about. The how is also relevant only to the people involved and their families. Each culture and region have their own way of getting married. It could be a quiet ceremony or something on a grand scale with much fanfare. It’s again a matter of personal choice. Sometimes an exclusive ceremony with just a few close friends and family members is enough. And some people and cultures like to make a huge fuss about the whole thing, turning it into a many day event with hundreds of guests involved. Again it’s a choice.

What comes after the vows are taken is much more important than the actual ceremony. The promise to love and honor should be a binding one, which should last a lifetime. Unfortunately it doesn’t do that more often then not. The romance wears off soon after the honeymoon period is over in many cases and rifts and cracks start to appear in the perfectly perceived facade of marriage. The differences become unsurmountable in certain cases ending in a split in the union.

This is not meant to scare people off from getting married but rather in the spirit of an advisory to be more open to understanding the viewpoint of your spouse, to be willing to make compromise and to give it as many chances as you can possibly can. Because like everything in life, love also demands hard work and effort.

Sorry if I went a bit off the brief, but to me marriage is more important than wedding!

The prompt;

So this week consider the notion of a wedding to be the topic for you to write about.

Your story could be the fairy tale account of true love finding itself.

In response to;

Tale Weaver #227



Stream of Consciousness Saturday June 15

How social are you? Or are you anti-social?

This question was asked of me once and I was confused as to what I should say in reply. I like meeting new people but in a reasonable number. Like a one to one conversation would be perfectly fine. But I would be uncomfortable talking to a large number of strangers at one time. Similarly I can be comfortable traveling by myself, I enjoy movies by myself, but I won’t say that I am anti-social. The truth is that spending time with myself is no hardship. I like my own company. I can be alone and be happy with my books my puzzles or my writing ( which is a new thing for me)!

Does that make me anti-social? Maybe. But if the company is not better than my own than I would be happy to be alone. But I do enjoy going out with my family and friends. I enjoy the outings I plan with friends and it’s usually my idea. So I would think that I am a careful mingler! I like to select the people I want to be with. I guess I am not gregarious, but an introvert!

What about you?

Do you like to be in company of people more often then yours?

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “social.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

In response to;

Stream of Consciousness Saturday June 15

A Prompt by; Linda G Hill



In A Quandary

It is such a dilemma

It throws me in confusion

How to deal with phony people

This has me in a quandary always

We can treat them the same as they do

Putting on false smiles and act all sugary

But then it will be not us, it would be someone else

It won’t be a good bargain to pretend to feel what we don’t

If I decide to express what feelings that I truly experience

It would probably break that veneer of friendship

That expresses our ” relationship ” but I don’t see

A better choice as being false doesn’t sit well

On me, so I will probably delay my response

Put it on the back burner for a while

Sometimes things get resolved

If you let them be for a while

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word prompt;






Word of the day challenge;





Thursday Inspiration #8- Am I a Stranger

Photo found on Pixabay

There are times that when you look in the mirror and see a stranger. Because even we never truly know ourselves completely. It is at a time of crisis that the true nature of a person is often revealed. When we are faced with difficult and impossible choices that the inner stranger is unmasked. We think in our minds of what we are, what are our values and what direction we will take in life but do we really are what we believe ourselves to be?

It is only in the time of crisis that we know.

The prompt;

This week’s theme is stranger and the picture. Here is the song snippet from “The Stranger” written by Billy Joel in 1977:

Why were you so surprised
That you never saw the stranger
Did you ever let your lover
See the stranger in yourself

In response to;

Thursday Inspiration #8

A Prompt by: Paula



Reena’s Exploration Challenge #91

Just like a pizza, there could be slices of life

All having a little bit different topping on them

The part I want to revisit today is the one that

Is not a perfect one, but on the contrary quite

Painful to remember and write about even now

It embodies when the pain and darkness were waiting

To engulf my soul because of the events that occurred

There are no details that I would share but it is enough

To say that due to what happened to one of my family

We all were living in a time which gave me the most painful

Memories and I shudder to think how I ever got over them

But I did: I survived that time and got stronger for it

That is my aim today to write about a dark era in the past

As it taught me that out of pain came healing and

Acceptance from the despair, the turmoil gave me peace

It’s just to say that in life there are always moments of heartbreak

But if we live through them we are better and stronger for that!

In response to;

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #91


Thursday Photo Prompt—Small #writephoto

The monochrome image shows the base of a tree with a hole, like a doorway, through its base…

It would appeared small, but in reality the tree, in which it was, was huge. An aperture like a door in the massive trunk of that tree. It helped to highlight the contrast between the two sides of the scene. On my side it was dark, the tree’s bark had turned almost black with age. And on the other side it was light. The sunlight had thrown the floor of the forest into a sharp relief.

It struck me that this is how we sometimes look at life. But we at times see just one side of the picture. Either the light or the dark. Whereas life is all about the light and the dark combined. It needs a anomaly in between, to show us how there have to be two opposites to make a complete picture. We won’t know what dark is, if we hadn’t experienced light. If there was no sorrow, happiness would lose its meaning. Good is good because we know what evil is. If we go through life expecting only good or only happiness, we will be sorely disappointed. As it is not the law of the universe. We are shown both sides of the spectrum and then we get to experience them too.

So a bit of both make a balanced life!

In response to;

Thursday Photo Prompt-Choices #writephoto

A Prompt by;

Sue Vincent



Broken Trust

How I dislike when something is lost to me

But what hurts the worst is when I lose trust

The trust I placed on someone who appeared worthy

But betrayed my faith and broke that sacred bond

I would still stay in their orbit but would avoid

Their phony overtures and gestures as I know now

What lies underneath it all is not trustworthy

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word prompt;




Word of the day challenge;







BrewNSpew Café June 10/2019

How I wish I was a witty conversationalist

People would be amused with my words

Bringing about smiles and spreading joy

Being the heart and the soul of the party

If I was witty I would be the popular friend

But I would be careful not to be cynical

Not making people the butt of my witticism

That is just unkind and selfish not desirable

But as it is, I am seldom humorous, usually serious

I try to spread wisdom, not very amusing

So I wish sometimes that I was witty!

Word of the Week – witty (adjective) – showing or characterized by quick and inventive verbal humor. synonyms – humorous, amusing, droll, funny, comical, clever, chucklesome, jocular, lively, waggish.

In response to;

BrewNSpew Café June 10/2019