Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge #45
Windmills in my head
Blowing the air in my hair this way and that
Wild ideas seldom making sense
But I am riding on my imaginary stead
Recklessly through the bush and bramble
Dislodging the fact and stories alike
Like husk falling from the grain
No need to lay thoughts sunder
I am sure to scatter them all across the table
Hey, wait a nebulous idea has just been born
In this jumbled up brain of mine
The fissures running through the reality
Bring the fascinating new thought to fore
I love when my mind goes on a bender
That’s when I get the best of my ideas
In addition to CCC I have included the following prompts in this post;
Your daily word Prompt;
Table, Husk, Hair
Word of the day Challenge;
Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.
This week I came upon a quote from Zadie Smith, an English novelist, essayist, and short-story writer. Here’s her quote:
“The past is always tense, the future perfect.”
So this week’s question is for you to discuss what you think about Zadie Smith’s quote. Do you believe that the past is always tense, the future perfect?
It is perfectly clear and right that our past shapes us into the humans we are today. There are many ways to look at the past and it usually depends on our personality type how we view the past.
The pessimist will find a lot of things to regret about the past. They will see every decision as a wrong one or a missed opportunity. While an optimist and a realist will see all the decisions, wrong or right as stepping stones to the place we are here today. We can see the past in retrospect and that can be regretful but hardly tense. Some people think that the past was perfect. But the past can only be perfect if you have a very selective memory and though some of our older generation are heard lamenting about the “good ol’ days” when things were so much better, they are mostly disregarding many painful and undesirable facts of the past.
Similarly the future can never be perfect even though we try to learn from our mistakes. There are unknown variables which intervene and the best laid plans go asunder!
And the fact that we learn from out past is also up for discussion. We usually don’t learn from our mistakes. That’s why we keep on making them through out our lives unless we make very marked changes to the way we think and react. A trusting type will keep on trusting people, and many of them the wrong type of people. Similarly the risk takers often take risks with their monies and other important aspects of life because they don’t even realize in most cases that they had made mistakes in the past.
The upshot of my thinking is that live in the present. Don’t make it tense, because it has the most propensity for making us stressed out. Let the past be because life doesn’t comes with an undo button. Have realistic expectations towards your future and if you’ve made mistakes in past, make a conscious effort to change how you think and react to avoid the same mistakes in future.
Thank you Fandango, a very interesting question and a thought provoking discussion as a result of it.
Patricia is the host of In Other Words.
Not every thing broken can be repaired
But make efforts to fix broken relationships
Never let it sit on your conscience that you could’ve
Done or said something to heal the rift
Render an apology or few words of understanding
Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less
Use the picture and/or the word repair as inspiration
Sue Vincent is the host of Thursday Photo Prompt
Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.
For visually challenged writers, the image shows dark clouds and bare trees against a fiery sunset, with a murmration of starlings creating a cloud of their own
A miraculous sight a lucky few witness
They move as one, these thousands of birds
A pattern even the most sophisticated equipment
Cannot predict with any firm logic
It is totally beyond what we know
But it just show us how the majestic nature
Can give the creatures of wild, the harmony
The coordination to move as one body
It reaffirms our faith in the Creators omnipotence
He garnered little twigs in a pile
Light up a fire to illuminate the site
Out here in the open there isn’t
A lamp to be lit, a bed to sleep in
Just him and his cat sitting in the autumn eve
A library book open to a dog eared page
Remembering the past with pain
Asking for clemency from his memories
What happened in the past never stays there
It haunts him in ways unimaginable
He is his own antagonist barring
Relief or solace from the guilt of past deeds
When will he forgive himself
So that others can do so too
In response to the following prompts;
Your daily word Prompt;
Bed, Lamp, Cat
Word of the day Challenge;
Rory is the host of The Daily Four;
The Daily Four
Season 1 – Game 6
Question Fun Directory
Welcome to The Daily Four!
Today’s Questions to the Readers are….
What are you truly passionate about?
I am passionate about sharing my opinions with like minded people. To talk about philosophy of life. To make sure people follow the law and everyone should be treated with dignity and equality. And I am passionate about blogging too.
Have you ever experienced or suffered from writer’s block?
Not yet. Too many ideas running around my head. But I must give credit to all these wonderful people who give us daily and weekly prompts. Otherwise I may be looking around for ideas to write about.
Are you happy?
I am! Not fairytale, happily ever after sort but a contented and thank God for everything I have been given in life. Also very grateful for my optimistic personality.
Do you ever experience stress?
Hell no! Seriously you need to ask anyone this question and expect a negative reply? We all experience stress and almost daily. How we cope with it is what counts. Don’t let it get to the inner you to do permanent damage. Fend it off from the surface. Treat it as a temporary peskiness.
Often the neglected part of our personality is the one we need the most!
It is truly in the time of a crisis that we know ourselves. We discover our hidden strengths and talents. So never give up without giving it your best try.
In response to;
One Liner Wednesday September 18-2019
A Prompt by Linda G Hill
Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess has tagged me for this challenge.
Happy Monday, Folks! Laura of “Lauravent69” and her series Weekly Song Challenge is climbing the charts to Round #31!
Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.
Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
Tag two people to participate!
1. Post a video of a song by a band with a number in their name.
2. Post a song by a one-hit-wonder.
3. Post a video of a song that has a number in lyrics and/or title.
Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams
I won’t tag anyone. The Challenge is open for whoever wants to do it.
Thanks Beckie once again for the tag.