One Liner Wednesday February 3rd 2021

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I did it for the third year running!

When January and JusJoJan were about to start, I was doubtful that I’d have enough time to do it this year. But as someone very wise said;

” A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step”

So I started with a single post and was able to do it for all of 31 days. Especially as the prompt system was different this year and we used to get the prompt on the same day.

Anyway, the purpose of this rambling post is that if we dread taking on something because we are afraid that we won’t be able to complete it, then we will never know if we could have done it or not.

Take that first step and you’ll see that things work out and we usually can complete the journey. Even if we can’t, we at least tried and that is important.

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JusJoJan January 31 2021 – Candy

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Candy

Am I too old to eat candy?

Perhaps I am as my sensitive teeth and increasing weight will tell you. But who can bid adieu to sweets, candies, and chocolate? Hard chewy candies or soft center filled truffles, I cannot resist them.

My solution is to try to get sugar free candies and dark chocolate. I keep a secret stash, to be used in case of emergencies.

One thing I never was an eye candy! Never pretty enough or dumb enough! But I think it is better this way.

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JusJoJan and Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- Beginnings and endings

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Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “the beginning, the end.” Write about the beginning of something and the end of  something. Bonus points if your first sentence contains “the end” and your last sentence contains “the beginning.” <– Read that again. Have fun!

At the end of last year, we all thought that we would be soon rid of this enforced isolation due to covid-19. But perhaps we were a bit too optimistic. Life is never like that, going from sad to happy with the flip of a switch.

It will take time to slowly get an upper hand on this pandemic and the resulting situation. We will still have to be careful and cautious. Wearing face coverings/ masks, avoiding mixing with too many people, and avoiding places where there is an increased chance of exposure are all the sensible things we still have to practice.

Hopefully, with an increasing number of people getting vaccinated, it will be the beginning of the end of this pandemic.

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JusJoJan January 29 – Beach

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I’ve seldom been to the beach because my hometown is far away from the sea. But that experience of venturing barefoot into the sandy beach is unparalleled.

The cool water washes over the feet and when the waves recede, it pulls you into it. Resisting the urge to follow the wave back into the ocean, I stand my ground. Waiting for the next one to surround me in its liquid comfort.

There is something hypnotic and mesmerizing in the rise and fall of the water with the motion of waves. One can sit by the seaside and look at it for hours.

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JusJoJan January 28 2021 – Storm

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Storm

If I am safely sheltered in a dry secure place, I love storms. The rain and thunderstorms, that is. Not the ones at sea.

Sitting by the window and looking outside at the pitter-patter of the rain, the fragrance of earth slowly soaking the water (petrichor), and the forks of lightning the sky in a spectacular way, it’s a visual and sensual treat.

I’ve never been on the sea in a storm, but what I’ve seen in the movies or tv, it sure is a scary experience. The mere dimensions of them make me glad that I never faced any.

Then there are the storms in teacups. Many people I know are fond of creating these sorts of storms. Any little issue or problem is blown up beyond recognition into a massive thing. I’m glad I am not one of those people. It gets so exhausting to deal with them.

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JusJoJan January 26 2021 – Shutter

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The shutter clicked and an image captured forever

So many photographs stored over the years

Reminders of happy and interesting moments of life

In today’s busy life we have cameras handy to take pictures

But seldom time to go through these hundreds of shots

Thanks to social media sites like Facebook to remind us

With a picture taken a year or 5 ago with many likes

Popping up in the feed makes us remember that moment in time

Still, the camera shutter is clicking and pictures being captured

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JusJoJan January 25- Specs

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“You need specs the optometrist told me kindly. “I knew it I said, but people didn’t listen to me!” I was validated at last. All the blurred images and muddled words now made perfect sense.

I tried on different pairs and finally chose a cat-eyes shaped one. I thought it was trendy and cool. But other sixth graders thought it was hilarious. They called me different names, four eyes being one of them. But I liked my specs. I seldom broke a pair during my school life and was happy wearing them while I was awake.

By the time I was in college and close to turning 18, I heard about contact lenses. Now I wanted those desperately. I lost interest in my specs and began to pester my father to get me contact lenses. Finally when I started med-school, I got my wish.

Nowadays, I wear just my glasses for reading only. I got cataract surgery a few years back and now my vision is almost 20/20. It felt so strange not to wear specs first thing in the morning. Sometimes out of long ingrained habit, I still reach for my non-existent specs on waking up!

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JusJoJan January 24- Trigger

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Circumstances trigger fear and depression

Broken dreams or abandoned hopes all contribute

Giving in seems easy and the natural thing to do

But resisting the pull of dark waters need resolution

Just stand under the cool arch of the majestic sky

And just look up to see how vast is this universe

We are so insignificant here but we all have a role

Like tiny cogs in a huge machine, we all do our job

Let not this wormhole swallow you alive

Listen to the appealing song of life and hold tight

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JusJoJan and Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- January 23 2021 – Point the finger

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Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “close eyes and point.” When you’re ready to write your post, open a book, a newspaper, or whatever is handy and close your eyes and point. Whatever word or picture your finger lands on, make that the basis of your SoCS/JusJoJan post. Enjoy!

I had this book at hand. It belongs to my granddaughter who is 21 months old. The word I got was “Downstairs” ( from the poem; Wee willie winkie)

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Upstairs, downstairs all day long

Burning so many calories I can’t count

Then the knees started creaking, the back protesting

No more running up and down the stairs for old me

I moved my headquarter downstairs permanently

Now I only go upstairs if I want to look at the view

Admittedly, the terrace affords a lovely panorama

Beautiful enough to move my old bone to climb the stairs

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