Keeping the spark alive ❤️‍🔥

Love is mostly romanticized as an emotion that suddenly strikes us, stimulating both our hearts and minds and we fall (or rise) in love as sparks fly and there is definite chemistry between the two people.

But love can also be a slow ignition, that, like the crescendo of a symphony builds up gradually till it reaches its apex, the blossoming of true love.

Whatever way you love, one thing is certain, falling out of love is easy too, and unlike the fairytales we grew up reading and watching, it is not always a happily ever after ending and the true test of love is when there are tough circumstances; either financial, physical, or mental.

Sometimes people grow apart as they grow older, their interests change and so do their preferences, where to live, and how to live, they start to differ on all major decisions in life and the bond weakens.

So is love just a fairy dream of youth that dissolves as we grow older?

I think the way we love should change with time and age, the passion should be mixed with wisdom and understanding so that the natural process of growth, accommodates all the ways we differ from each other in our older selves to keep the spark alive!

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Written for Six Sentences Story- Spark, hosted by Denise of Girlie on the edge’s blog

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One Liner- Waiting for the master

Photo by Max Zhang on Unsplash

My master left me here to wait for him, it been some time and though I’m hungry and need to go too, I will wait for him patiently because I have full faith that he’ll come back for me!

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Though this is no quote or one Liner ( it is just one sentence story) I was moved by the sweet expression of this puppy and it’s patient stance. If a dog can have faith and trust in his/her owner, why we, the creations of such a Kind and Generous Creator don’t have in God Almighty? God never disappoints us.

Written for Linda’s One Liner Wednesday

Also included, Flash fiction for the purposeful writer # 40, hosted by Roger Shipp

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WDYS # 152 -A Roundup post

This week I posted my response on Tuesday, my mother’s death anniversary.

Fantastic entries again this week in response to this image. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our lovely participants.

David; Mother and child

Punam; Mother’s embrace

Reena; Entwines

Diana; Mother’s love

Keith; Story time

Jane; Reflection

Jim; The center of human feelings

The novel reader; What do you see # 152

Grace; Bond

Isadora; A child is born

Sylvia; Motherhood Quadrille

Eugenia; Moonlit dreams

Christine; Dear baby

Ami; Mother’s birthday

Audrine; First love

Chaya; A miracle

Benjamin; How does it feel?

Suzette; Cradle

Maria; Hush little baby

Lakshmi; Everyday moments

Yinglan; Before it’s too late

Brenda; New beginnings

Sadje; 55 years without you

Ken; Source of comfort

Sandy; Hope held close

Tessa; What do you see # 152

Hammad; A life of 14 days

Brandon; Be

Sangeetha; It was

Fandango; We’ll be fine

Carol; To my amazing mom

Inkdrop; Snug as a bug

Nancy; An aunt’s lament

Jules; Destiny’s children; bound and released

O’Nika; Love and acceptance

Goutam; Spirit of endurance

Michnavs; In heaven

Pamelap; Lullaby cuddles

I am grateful to all those who have read, shared and commented on these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm, PKT.

Thanks for reading.

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My great idea- Breaking free ( Works for me)

Sometimes we are forced to do things by our circumstances or when others demand of us. But sometimes we are prisoners of our own habits.

We feel we need to do something because we have always done it that way.

Well I am like that. A prisoner of habits. But recently I’ve started to rebel. Small insignificant things but to me they are big steps. If it’s my routine to do things in a certain order or way, I am deliberately doing it a different way. And after a few days, I am okay with it. It gives me a feeling of liberation to break this chain which is binding me to a habit which is neither useful nor necessary.

Break the bonds 

That bind you tight

Hold you a prisoner

Of your own habits

Free yourself from

Self-imposed restrictions

Go live a freer life

Celebrate freedom

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Linking it to Rory’s Question- Did you ever had a great idea?

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How writers see Autumn

The Writer’s Quote Wednesday (#WQW) challenge has the theme of “Fall or Autumn” and Priorhouse is hosting this week.

What is #WQW?

  • #WQW is a blog challenge that invites bloggers to share a post that has at least one quote. 
  • Your blog post could feature photos and quotes, have gifs or a meme, it could have a short story, a poem, etc.
  • Once your post is published, Link to this post or to Marsha’s recent #WQW post here.

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To me, the fall season is the best of all seasons as it heralds the end of a very long and very hot summer. In our part of the world, our summers are almost 8 months long, leaving just 4 months for the rest of the three seasons. I love when the weather changes and the sunlight becomes paler and less punishing. The leaves start to change color and we finally feel able to exist without air conditioning.

The colors of fall

Evoke the spirit of a poet in me

Making me more aware of the beauty

That this season brings in everything around me

So like the famed poets, I too want to write odes

To this season of color and change

Have you experienced the shower of golden leaves

Falling like raindrops when the wind blows through the trees

It feels like the heavens are blessing us with a priceless treasure

Perhaps to reward us for enduring the harsh summer

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Written for WQW- fall, hosted this week by Priorhouse

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What do you see # 152 – September 19, 2022

Welcome back to another WDYS prompt

Rules;

  • You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post.
  • Write an original story, poem or a caption.
  • There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.
  • If you post a response before next Sunday, I will be able to add it to my roundup post.
  • I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.
  • It is always helpful if you can give your post/story/poem a title.
  • Paste a link of your post in the comments section so that I don’t miss anyone in the roundup post.

Please tag your responses with

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Or

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Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image credit; Kelly Sikkema @ Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a young woman holding a child wrapped in a white blanket, close to her bosom.

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.


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WDYS # 151 -A Roundup post

I love drawing on dusty or foggy surfaces

A whimsical drawing, perhaps baby footprints

Something to relieve the monotony of the moment

Or make someone smile at the funny drawing

Why take life seriously all the time?

Take out a few minutes to laugh and smile

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Great entries this week in response to this image. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our lovely participants.

Reena; Open to receive

Kittyverses; Silent strength

Mason; A morbid impression

David; Real or imagined

Keith; Something wasn’t right

Michnavs; Slumber

The novel reader; What do you see # 151

Just a thought; Artists on the fly

Eugenia; Just another day

Di; What do you see # 151

Ami; Trapped

Chaya; A fearless voice

Suzette; Astral projection

Maria; Silhouette

Fandango; Neither here nor there

Ken; Filthy genius ; Alien shadows

Grace; Kindred spirit

Sangeetha; Light waves

Punam; Dream binary

Yinglan; Dead end

Benjamin; Seventies

Sandy; Metamorphosis

Nopes, not Pam; Illumination

Jude; To forget love

Dest1819; The shadow

Pamelap; Seeing through

Jules; Optimist reflections

I am grateful to all those who have read, shared and commented on these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm, PKT.

Thanks for reading.

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Seeing Things

September 14: Senses: Sight

Many people cannot see what’s right in front of their eyes.

The gift of vision is indeed a great gift. Vision is when you see beyond what is visible. Vision is when you see the possibilities in a given situation. Not everyone can be a great visionary, but with thought and contemplation, we can develop the gift of envisioning possibilities in the obvious.

I host a weekly challenge, What do you see!

When I read the responses from many different bloggers, this saying makes perfect sense to me. Looking at the same image, everyone sees something different. How we think, and how we perceive makes all the difference in what we see!

Observe

Look and see

Perceive and evaluate

Make a judgment

Put your own spin on it

Own it with pride

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Written for WQW # 35 – Sight, hosted by Marsha

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Importance of Loyalty

Loyalty has many faces

To family and friends, we owe unconditional loyalty

To our colleagues, we have loyalty till we work with them

We are loyal to our country without a doubt

But our loyalty to a political ideology can change, as we change our views

Being loyal to a partner or spouse is the essence of a relationship

Betrayal is a dirty word, the opposite of loyalty

A person with principles will remain loyal till their loyalty is in direct conflict with their principals

At the end of the day, we have to live with our decisions, at peace with our conscience

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My response to Friday Faithfuls challenge

Written for Friday Faithfuls – Loyalty, hosted by Jim

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WDYS # 150 -A Roundup post

The peaceful time of the sunrise overwhelms me

My heart sings songs of gratefulness and dances

I am alive to see another day- Hooray

Another blessing from the Almighty bestowed on me

The gift of peace soothes the agitated mind

And I bow down in supplication to the Creator

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Fantastic entries again this week in response to this image. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our lovely participants.

Reena; Secret

Michnavs; Life

Punam; Enigmatic earth

David; Between her hills

Retired Kalam; Enjoy life with good habits

Maria; Natural healer

Goutam; Unhindered

Keith; A poem – Beyond the circle

Eugenia; From here to there

The novel reader; What do you see # 150

Diana; Home

Grace; Second scene

Jim; Ancient circular alter

Benjamin; Like men that dreamed

Di; Ripples of the stones

Lakshmi; Everyday moments

Ken; Going around in circles

Jude; Purple haze

Hammad; A life’s circle

Suzette; Stepping stones

Nichole; Valley monument

Dest1819; A heavenly vista

Sandy, The gathering place

Nope, not Pam; Possibilities

Sangeetha; Sacred

Yinglan; Past life

Jules; Helical helpmates

Chaya; The ultimate painter

Brandon; Spirals of depression

Fandango; Bullseye

Jenna; Moments of awe

Pamelap; Sun and stone

Indira; What do you see # 150

I am grateful to all those who have read, shared and commented on these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm, PKT.

Thanks for reading.

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