The word snake holds an irrational fear for me from my childhood, and I never wait around to check if the snake is poisonous or benign, I just utter a loud scream and make a run for it.
But some snakes are hard to identify as they are in human form, pretending to be good caring friends or relatives, all the while scheming and plotting to inject their poisonous fangs into you when you least suspect it.
What to do about these yellow-bellied reptiles who want to destroy your peace of mind without you giving them the least cause to do so?
After going through hard experiences, I’ve learned that nothing works better than just cutting ties with these toxic people completely and not letting them convince you of their good intentions ever again; sounds difficult as you may be related to them, or have relationships of long standing with them, but believe me, it’s the best course of action for you and your sanity.
Just saying a saccharine sweet adieu to them will lift a burden from your soul.
Walk away from them and look out for their types in your future life, being beware of them in advance!
This quote reflects my feelings 100%. I too think that being honorable, kind, and helpful are the goals that we should strive for in life. Living to be the person that others admire and look up to would make not only our lives fulfilling but also make us a person who inspires others.
Today, let’s explore memory! Write a haibun that alludes to memory, any way you construe it.
I’ve written about my late mother in my posts recently. She passed away when I was just two months short of my sixth birthday. In the naivety of a child in the 1960’s I had no idea what death was. When I was told the news I asked my dad, when will she be coming back?
The tragedy of loss at a young age is that you don’t get to mourn that loss at one time. I mourned her at every stage of my growing up. I have vague memories of her dressing up to go out in the evening with my dad, wearing a white sari and silver earrings.
Her image dreamlike
The figure lit by shadows
Her perfume lingered
I wish I remembered her
She slips from my mind
I hope I’ve done this right. I’ve challenged myself to try different poetic challenges hence this attempt.
Do you prefer old ways or new technology in your day to day life?
By old ways I mean using a wristwatch, using a diary to keep appointments, or a calendar hanging on the wall to note events that you’d like to remember.
All this can be easily done by your smartphone. But some people prefer to do it with a paper and pen.
I do wear a watch! Always have. Though recently a fitness tracker has taken its place. But I’ll still flick my wrist to check the time. On my bedroom wall a calendar is hanging on it I’ve circled important appointments and events. For taking notes I do use the phone but for my A to Z challenge, I noted down all the topics in a small notebook.
What do you prefer in your daily life? High tech gadgets keeping a record of your routine or you like to do it manually?
Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.
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