Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday 30 May 2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “spay/splay/spray.” Use one, use two, use ’em all, it’s up to you. Have fun!

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Spay the cat to avoid its aggressive behavior

Spray the plants to stop them from getting pests

Do you Then splay your hands out for them

To sanitize and disinfect them for your benefit

How quick are we to make decisions for those who

Depend on us for their welfare and yet

We are hesitant to follow the rules that are

Put in place to safeguard our wellbeing

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday 23 May 2020

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday.


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ch
.” Find a word that starts with “ch” and use it as your prompt word. Bonus points if you start your post with that word. Enjoy!

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Change is not your enemy.

Make it your friend, use it to learn and grow. The best thing you can do is accept it and move on.

How many laments I have heard of how nice things used to be before it all changed. But the ground reality is that they have changed, so we need to take that as our starting point and move forward from it. Take the change in your stride and use the opportunity to make improvements in life.

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like”

Lao Tzu

(I have a confession to make. After writing this post, I realized that I am being contrary to my own words. Here I am advocating change and accepting it while I am resisting the change WordPress is trying to force onto us, the block editor! So I have promised myself to try to work on it at least once!)

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday 16 May 2020

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “want.” Make the word “want” the first, second, or third word of your post. Have fun!

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My wants are numerous, my needs just a few

I spend my life running after what I want

Ignoring my needs to the point of blatant neglect

What is the difference you may ask

I need things that keep me, body and mind healthy

I need nourishment for both to prosper

I need enlightenment to feed my deprived soul

I need hope, joy, light, and an open mind to see

I don’t need to fulfill all that I want

Because it just distracts me for what I really need

The wants for more

The want for latest

The want to be the richest, cleverest, or prettiest

All are the trappings which I try to acquire

To hide my shriveled soul behind

The soul that is dying because I don’t look after it’s needs

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday 9 May 2020- Cave

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cave.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Enjoy!

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Alright, I cave in!

All this staying at home is getting to me. And then people have nothing else to do but push delicious sounding recipes at your face!

Bread, coffees, cakes biscuits…….

You name it and it’s right there. Scrumptious goodies and amazing pictures of them staring at you on all social media platforms.

What is a person got to do but succumb to the pressure? Try out that new bread, oh wait you cannot get yeast for money or love or even with the bribe of a couple of rolls of toilet paper! Well call your neighbor and borrow some. And when you’ve baked that yummy bread what next?

Obviously, you have to eat it. That’s the worst part of making good food. You eat it because it’s good and because you’ve nothing else going on.

So the cave-in is going to cost me. Lots more walks needed and if I make that Korean latte or that apple cake….. I don’t think I’ll be able to fit into my clothes anymore!

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- 2nd May, 2020

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday.


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “directions
.” Find a household cleaner/bottle of shampoo/something in the freezer/anything you can find with instructions on it, then copy down a single direction (just one) on how to use/cook/etc. your chosen thing, and make it the first line or word of your post. Then keep writing whatever comes out. Have fun!

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Apply generously 15 minutes before going out and take care that you do go out. If your plan changes at the last moment, remove it and store it till the time you really can go out. It would be a disaster to wear it and stay at home! People are not used to seeing you like that anymore. It would give rise to inquisitive questions on why’s and how’s. All the sheltering in place has made your family totally unused to seeing you in full makeup and dressed up while staying at home. And another important fact also needs to be checked before you apply it generously; make sure that it hasn’t gone rancid due to being not used for a long time!

(The line of direction is

from my sunblock tube)

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- 25 April 2020

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “val.” Find a word that starts with “val” or if you’re not doing the A to Z Challenge, find a word that just has “val” in it, and use that word any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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Survival is the keyword today

Stay indoors, visiting carnival is out

It’s just for a little interval than things will be normal

A need to practice chivalry, as staying away saves lives

When we value our life and that of others too

We will follow the rules and win approval

The revival of the norms depends only on

Our ability to observe the removal of ourselves

From big gatherings, crowds, and clusters

It is equivalent to heroism to be vigilant today

I have fitted in as many “val” I could. Hope it makes some sense.

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday 18 April 202

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

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

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The rhetoric is grating in my ears

They say one thing and do another

Why can’t they practice what they preach

It’s not only politicians but others too

Anyone who has a voice and a podium

These duel standards are killing our values

People don’t know who to trust and who not to

If I were to make one change only in the world

I would ask for honesty for those in power

If their words were true, it would surely help

To drive the demons of hypocrisy back to hell

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday -11April 2020

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “joint.” Use it as a noun, an adjective, or a verb–use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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To me, the word joint will mostly evoke memories of the pain and anguish I suffered due to my knee joints! I suffered a lot because of the pre-mature disintegration of both my knee joints due to a form of rheumatoid arthritis. But all that is behind me since I got both my natural bony joints replaced with titanium joints. Now I always emit a loud beep ( the scanner at the gates does that, but I like to think I did) whenever going through security checks. Most of the time they ask me to step aside, very politely, but gingerly. I have to go through extra checking because they never take my word for it that the metal in my body is making that sound. I probably look like a very dangerous terrorist.

But it is really a minor discomfort. The great thing is that there is no pain in my joints anymore. And I can walk and stand for a reasonable amount of time. But I have to give credit to my doctor who was so confident about the outcome of the surgery that I was never double-minded about it. So I can say that it was a joint effort that my surgery was a big success. And obviously, my family did play their part. If it were a show it could be called a joint production!

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday 4 April 2020

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday


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

Dive deep into facts and try to KNOW

Why take what others are saying as gospel truth

We owe it to ourselves and others too

To think and dig into the hearsay

To find out what is actually the bare fact

And what are the opinions attached to it

To embellish it, sensationalize it and dramatize it

So for a change think deep thoughts and find the truth

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday 28 March, 2020

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “beside you.” Write about whatever is beside you when you read this prompt. Not when you sit down to write, but whatever is beside you right now. Take note of it if you think you might forget. Enjoy!

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I am sitting in my room, which I share with my grandson during the day as his home-schoolroom. So I am beside him.

He is missing his friends, missing going to school with them and playing with them. I have had this comment thrown over my head that he’d rather go to school than study at home!

But one thing he says is better at home than school and that is lunch. At home, he can have what he likes for lunch, whereas at school he has to eat what is on the menu.

Anyway, it’s a learning curve for me too and it’s been quite a while since I have taught a kid his age fourth-grade math and English.

I hope I can teach him something as school seems to out till summer.

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