Silence

This week the topic of WQWWC is silence

Silence is golden, say wise people. The significance of silence is most appreciated when you’re at the receiving end of a silent treatment. My late father never scolded us or got angry with any of us. He would become silent. We would rake our brains to remember what we did wrong. And when we realized where we erred, we would go to him and apologized. His silence truly said what his words never did.

My heart over flowed with words unsaid 
What I felt, I could not express in mere words
Words felt inadequate to describe what I was feeling
And I couldn’t insult those feelings by using mundane words
Ever faced Those eyes which spoke volumes 
Even though the lips remained silent
They begged you to understand without the need to say it aloud
And if you’ve missed the chance to listen to that silent appeal,
You will regret it for all time to come
For those lips won’t utter the words that might have
Helped you understand that pain in their heart.

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Written for; WQWWC #49 – Topic Silence hosted by Marsha

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Looking through the fog

Fog, be it real or mental, obscures our vision.

Today Marsha, the host of WQWWC asks us to share our views about FOG in light of quotes.

The fog of illusion, the fog of confusion is hanging all over the world.”

Van Morrison.

When the mind doesn’t sees what the eyes behold 
A confusion of thoughts limits our field of vision
In this temporary blindness we think that we are powerless
And sometimes surrender to the circumstances without struggle
A little pause to reflect
A time to let things settle
Often give us the clarity that we desperately seek

There it is, fog, atmospheric moisture still uncertain in destination, not quite weather and not altogether mood, yet partaking of both.”

Hal Borland.

Fog is lost in uncertainty of its nature 
It has no clue if it’s a cloud or just moisture
This confusion is enough to mislead others too
Is it a mist, a vapor, or just a passing cloud?

We put labels on everything, and tend to think of things in black and white. Life is full of shades of grey. There are many realities between the two extremes. A foggy day illustrates to us how things look from a blurred perspective.

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It’s cold outside – WQWWC # 47

Cold means a lot of things, most of them not pleasant. But sometimes we need to feel cold to appreciate the warmth.

Eyes that seek to find beauty
Never come back disappointed
Even in the worse of circumstances
They find wonder that awes them

“Being soaked alone is cold. Being soaked with your best friend is an adventure”

Emily Wing Smith,

Tough situations become bearable, and even fun when we have someone we love to share them. Family and friends lighten our burdens and make those moments easy to bear.

“So when you’re cold
From the inside out
And don’t know what to do,
Remember love and friendship,
And warmth will come to you”

Stephen Cosgrove

Remembering good times and the love that we have received from others makes it easy for us to go through hard times. Love forms a safety net that prevents us from falling in the deep void of darkness and depression. That’s why love is considered the most valuable asset we have.

I love 
Coming into the sunlight
On a cold winter day
When my hand are numb
And feet are freezing in my socks
The natural feeling of happiness
That cruises through our souls
When the cold is dissipated by the warmth
Pouring like love from the yellow sun

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Written for WQWWC #47 – Cold, hosted by Marsha

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What! Me scared!!!

Marsha has given us the topic Spooky for this week’s WQWWC. Here’s my take.

Life presents a challenge at every new step
Making decisions for our future can be scary
But we do it ultimately because we have to
And then we realize that it was not that scary after all!

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“Don’t be afraid of being scared. To be afraid is a sign of common sense. Only complete idiots are not afraid of anything”

Carlos Ruiz Zafón,

Proceed with caution, use common sense at all times, and reflect deeply before you make your decision. Then boldly go ahead because there is only that much thinking or analyzing one can do.

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“It’s okay to be crazy and scared and brave at the same time!”

Kelly Epperson

In other words, it’s okay to be human. Because we, humans are all of these things at the same time. In fact these emotions are the perfect mix which brings out the best in us. If we are scared of making decisions, we’ll be careful. If we are crazy then we’ll reach for the stars and if we are brave, we will achieve our goals. So good ahead, be crazy, scared and brave all at the same time.

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WQWWC #46: Spooky

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Written for WQWWC # 46 -Spooky, hosted by Marsha

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Fortitude and resilience in the light of quotes

Marsha is the host of WQWWC

One of the biggest assets humans have been blessed with is adaptability. If things get tough, the resilient nature of humans makes them adapt to the circumstances, bit by bit.

Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.”
― Angela Duckworth

We do start with a lot of enthusiasm but people stop trying when faced with difficulties. We need to endure to succeed.

I love Khalil Gibran and his wisdom. This is such a meaningful statement about how pain and hardship strengthen our souls and give us the courage to go forward in life.

Someone who hasn’t faced failure, cannot succeed. By failing and falling, we learn how to do things right.

One very important thing to remember is not to grow bitter after failure but to be better. If we don’t learn this important distinction, we won’t learn anything at all.

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Autumn or Fall in the light of quotes

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If you love this season, please join in with your quotes, pictures, stories, poems and other creative endeavors.

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This weekly writing challenge runs from Wednesday through Tuesday. The only rule is to use a quote. If you want to participate, create a pingback to link your post. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here. Be sure to link to the most recent post not my page. I don’t see links to my page. 

Seasons change like clockwork

Spring follows winter and autumn follows summer

Each season brings a distinct flavor for our entertainment

Imagine how boring life would be if it stayed

The same season all year around

Like spring, autumn is a season of beauty

A season of change, death and rebirth

A season to remind us that our time here is limited

A chance for us to learn grace from the ever-falling leaves

Who exit this life with courage and selflessness

A season that teaches us to hope after the darkness

Thank you Marsha for this lovely topic.

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WQWWC #43: Writer’s Choice or Imaginary

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This weekly writing challenge runs from Wednesday through Tuesday. The only rule is to use a quote. If you want to participate, create a pingback to link your post. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here. Be sure to link to the most recent post not my page. I don’t see links to my page.

Topic this week; Imaginary

“It is only through fiction and the dimension of the imaginary that we can learn something real about individual experience. Any other approach is bound to be general and abstract”

Nicola Chiaromonte

Without the imaginary worlds, characters and events a story can never be written. It is when the writer immerses him/her-self into the imaginary worlds of their creation that they can truly write a story that is as real as life. That’s why I feel that having an imagination is the best tool a person can have who aspires to write.

“Imaginary time is a new dimension, at right angles to ordinary, real time”

Stephen Hawking

The worlds of the multiverse, alternate reality, and traveling through time, all need imaginary time. It is right there, within our grasp this imaginary dimension where we can find all the adventures our hearts and minds long for.

“It is a queer thing, but imaginary troubles are harder to bear than actual ones”

Dorothy Dix

Don’t let your imagination run away with you when you’re imagining the worst. Sometimes the drawback of having a fertile imagination is that we imagine so much more that can actually happen. Rein in this wild ride and try to keep within the bounds of probability.

In the end, I’ll finish with this quote. Where is fun if we eschew the imagination and imaginary worlds thinking of them as a hindrance to practicality. It is the place where exciting things happen and we have the most fun time.

Thank you Marsha for this wonderful topic.

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WQWWC # 42 – Communication

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This weekly writing challenge runs from Wednesday through Tuesday. The only rule is to use a quote.

WQWWC #42 Communication

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This is not only absolutely true but also so very essential. Without good communication, one can end up losing friends or even family members to misunderstandings.

Paying attention to the tone of the voice and how something is being said is also important if we want to really connect with other people. The word “Fine” is the perfect example. It can be either very good or pretty bad.

Yes, good communication is power indeed. It is the secret to the success of many people in public life. Politicians, actors, public office holders all need to have great communication skills.

This one I think is the most important of all. Never assume, but ask instead. Always keep the channels of communication open. Be willing to share your thoughts and views with others. Many times we presume that others know what we are feeling and feel hurt when they don’t. Always try to verbalize your thoughts and expectations so that there aren’t any misunderstandings.

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Marsha is taking a break of two weeks and that’s why I held off this post because the next Prompt will be posted after another week.

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WQWWC #41: Writer’s Choice or Order

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This weekly writing challenge runs from Wednesday through Tuesday. The only rule is to use a quote.

If you want to participate, create a pingback to link your post. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here. Be sure to link to the most recent post not my page. I don’t see links to my page. 🙂

“A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.” Brendan Behan

Come to Order about Order

In order to look up meaningful quotes about order, we must first identify which order we are coming to. Is it

  • an arrangement something in a pattern, sequence, or by a specific method
  • a command, directive instruction, decree, edict or injunction?
  • a political, economical system’s caste, structure, ranking
  • a community such as a society such as monks, Eagles, Free Masons
  • a way we get food, or other goods we want to buy?
  • a request for something be need to

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Doing things in a set order is important for me.

Sometimes, I think that I have OCD that’s why if I don’t do things in a certain manner I get all flustered and stressed.

But then I read quotes about being orderly, and organized and then I feel that I’m not obsessive but productive!

Being organized has lots of benefits. You know what you’re going to do next. You also have an approximate idea of when you’ll be done with your tasks for the day. I feel that living a disciplined life has a lot of advantages.

Health-wise, I can do what is good for me, that’s the daily walk. I follow my routine of walking after breakfast and then if I’m not feeling lazy, or the weather isn’t very hot, in the evening as well.

Knowing my tasks for the day, I usually can complete them on or before time and avoid getting stressed because of them.

For my blog, I also have a set routine that makes writing posts for my blog easy for me. Before going to bed, I write the posts for the next day and pre-schedule them.

Thank you Marsha for another inspiring topic.

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Writer’s Quotes Wednesday’s Writer’s Challenge- Work

Yvette is our host for WQWWC this week

The Always Write quote challenge has the theme of WORK this week and Priorhouse Blog is hosting.

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What makes life worthwhile is what you achieve 

But never be fooled by the notion that life’s worth can be measured

By material gains or worldly standards alone

The value of a life lived with good work ethics


Is enhanced when you believe what you do matters


When each hour you spend working is seeped


In convection that hard work, sweat, and blood you pour in it


Is a reward in itself, and not the money and fame you earn from it

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