Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- Growth

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

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

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When we grow older, we are expected to grow wiser as well.

It is what is expected anyway, but does this growth actually happens?

I can say that there is some sort of growth in either experience or wisdom but not necessarily horizontal. It could be a linear growth or a vertical growth or just a stay and jog on the spot type of growth.

That means that we stay static in our knowledge and wisdom, repeating ourselves many times, yet still not learning anything from it.

In fact there are more than 50% people, who continue to make same sort of mistakes through out their lives! Do they not learn or grow from their experiences?

This is an important, and somewhat irrelevant discussion, which is not in the scope of this post.

So do you think that I have exhibited any growth while writing this nonsense?

I think not!

A bit of fun, totally written as I thought, and not edited!

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- On my left

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “to your left.” When you sit down to write your post, look to your left. What is the thing closest to you? Write about the memories that thing induces. Enjoy!

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On my left, literally on my left hand is my Apple Watch!

Last year in June, my daughter gifted me this watch. Before this I had a Fitbit. I treasure this gift for two reasons;

One obviously, because it’s a thoughtful gift from my daughter, and secondly, I love the various features this watch has.

Time telling is the obvious one, and it literally tells time if you place a finger or thumb towards the top of the screen. It also counts steps, measures heartbeat, assesses my sleep quality and tells me how many calories I’ve burned that day.

It also reminds me to take a minute of calm and do deep breathing. All my messages are displayed on its screen and I can even reply to them. I can talk into my Apple Watch and return calls on it if my phone is far from me.

To me it feels like a gadget from Star Trek or some futuristic movie.

I need not tell you that l love my Apple Watch.

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- May/ may

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

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

May, 1st already here. Time is moving like a bullet train. Just yesterday, we were wishing each other a happy 2021 with the hope that it will turn out to be better than 2020. And here we are in the blink of an eye, entering the 5th month already.

I feel that even Eisenstein wasn’t talking about such quick passage of time when he explained the theory of relativity. Anyway, I wish that this month of May be a harbinger of a good summer, where we can return to some semblance of normalcy. Meet family and friends for a meal that we haven’t cooked at home or go out for some fun, like catching a movie or two.

And talking of movies, this is one thing I’ve really missed. Going to a theater and watching a movie with my family or friends.

May be, this year we will manage to do that.

May the force be with you all.

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- Oops

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “oop.” Find a word with the “oop” sound in it and use it in your post. Enjoy!

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Oops,

The stumble at the step

Threw me for a loop

I stooped, and tumbled down

Not I am grasping at my elbows and ankles

Pain and embarrassment vying for upper hand

Oops again for being so clumsy always

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- Mash

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

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

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I love banana bread. It’s a good way to use bananas that are past their good-to-eat date. One handy way is to peel the aging bananas and freeze them in a ziplock bag. Once you have enough of them then you can make the bread.

The first step is obviously to mash them up fine. The finer they are mashed, the yummier is the bread. I love mine with walnuts in it. And just to add a bit of something special, I sprinkle the batter with chocolate chips before putting the bread in the oven.

One thing I often wonder about is that why do we call it “bread”?

It has everything a cake has and other variants like made with carrot or dates are called cakes so why this food snobbiness?

Anyway whatever you call it, it’s the best use of bananas to my mind.

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- Difference

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “difference.” Whatever the word “difference” conjures first in your mind, write about it. Enjoy!

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What’s the difference? You ask

Between an idiot and an imbecile

Between a sharp person and a clever one

I’d say it’s all in how you look!

What’s the difference between being cautious and being fearful

What’s the difference between being brave and being foolhardy

I’d say it lies in the degrees

What’s the difference between naughty and playful

What’s the difference between a keen reader and a bookworm

I’d say they’re one and the same!

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- Who?

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “start with who/whom” Begin your post with either “who” or “whom” and go from there. Have fun!

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Who are you and who am I?

Are we the people we proclaim to be or is our inner self different from what others see?

Are we as honest with ourselves as we want others to be with us?

Are we just paying lip service to vital arguments, not believing in them sincerely?

Are we wearing masks on our faces to hide our reality from others?

Who are we?

Are we real or just shadows mimicking actual humans?

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- Run

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

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

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My thoughts run away from me

I start thinking about something

And my brain hops, skips and jumps

On a variety of thoughts, ending in a place

Where I cannot for the life of me, trace the connection

To my original thought!

Researchers say it’s monkey brain

It jumps from topic to topic

It always keeps me guessing!

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- 20th March, 2021

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “starts with cal.” Use a word starting with the letters “cal” as your prompt word. Have fun!

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Call the winds of change to calm down

There is enough turbulence in life already

Some quiet, some peace is needed desperately

The whirlwind pace with which our lives change

Can upset the delicate balance of existence altogether

Calm down and calculate how to relax as well

Recalibrate and slow down!

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- 13 March, 2021

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “day/week/month/year.” Use one, use them all, use them any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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Linda has asked us to write either about the experiences of living with covid restrictions one full year or just use the prompts as we like.

I’ll take both options.

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A year ago we were warned about a pandemic hitting our planet

We thought it would be a few weeks till we were given all-clear

Now a year on, it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon

Days, weeks, or months we are waiting in anticipation

But life went on, children being born, the elderly departing

Many left us too early, succumbing to this deadly disease

But life still went on, people graduated, children enrolled

New and old all vying for our attention amid all the tension

Now most of us have readjusted our perspective about life

We are being mindful of little blessings and aware of the positives

Life is still going on, perhaps not as usual, but in ways unimagined

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