Respond to this challenge, by either by using the prompt word stage, or going with the above picture, or by means of the song ‘Limelight
Life is a stage and…….
Yes, these are the same old lines from Shakespeare but though these have lost their meaning because of too frequent a usage, they are true in one sense that we all play the part we are allotted by life. At times we are so engrossed and involved in our allotted roles that we fail to see the bigger picture.
The reality of life is that both the minuscule and the immense aspects of it have equal importance. A small irritant can assume gigantic proportions because it may be all that we can think of at that moment. Similarly, a massive problem can be dismissed by a shake of the head because we have the tools to deal with it at our disposal.
A very wise person once told me to look at life from the spectator’s gallery. He said we often need to take ourselves out of the events and look at them from the point of view of an outsider.
Play your part But don’t get too involved For this role that we play
Respond to this challenge, by either by using the prompt word lunch, or going with the above picture, or by means of the song ‘Already Gone
Going out with friends for lunch used to be our fun outing before covid. I have a few very close friends that I would meet for lunch or brunch once a month. But with covid, all meetings were suspended. We would talk to each other on phone, but having a meal together was a strict no-no.
Finally, when we all got vaccinated, and the government relaxed the restrictions for people who had been vaccinated, we got together for a lunch date. There was so much to talk about that the food was almost sidelined.
Almost but not completely.
We all are after all fond of eating and it is the city of Lahore where we live, which is famous for its variety of food. The situation in our country concerning covid is not stable. Sometimes we are allowed to dine in the restaurants and sometimes just outdoor dining is allowed. I still try to meet my friends so that we can all get away from our families and have a good heart-to-heart talk session.
I think eating out with good friends is a wonderful way to connect. What do you think?
Respond to this challenge, by either by using the prompt word wine, or going with the above picture, or by means of the song ‘Seasons in the Sun’, or by going with another song by Terry Jacks
I first listened to this song, Seasons in the sun, when I was in school, 6-7th grade. It was such a sad song yet for some reason it didn’t depress the listener. Even now, I love to hear it play. There were many other favorites from that era.
Country roads take me home, summer wine, and many like them. These were songs where the lyrics were simple, yet powerful. For us, non-English speaking people, these songs were easy to understand and sing along.
I struggle with modern-day songs, especially rap songs, where they sing so fast that I cannot for the life of me follow them, and singing along is out of the question.