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Believe the Unbelievable. Describe the Indescribable.

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Today’s Stream of Consciousness prompt from Linda G. Hill was, “indescribable.”

Indy scribe babble. Independent writer’s babble. That’s exactly what I’m doing. Just playing with this word.

To be serious for a moment, it reminds me of the word, “unbelievable.” I used to date someone who used that word all the time. Well, a lot, anyway. He’d say it about an amazing, fascinating work of art, or something extra-ordinary and wonderful. I didn’t like this much, because I like to believe in things that are amazing, fascinating, and extra-ordinarily wonderful.

I would say, “I believe it.”

Perhaps I was being too literal. And there were other issues….

But back to the word, indescribable. What is really indescribable? What can I not describe? It’s like the word, impossible. If anything is possible, then isn’t anything also describable? Well, maybe some things are hard to describe. Like a feeling we’re not sure of, we just can’t put our finger on it, or our mind has trouble getting a grip on the words.

When I was very, very young, there was a slogan about Peter Paul Mounds and Almond Joy candy bars. They were said to be indescribably delicious. Catchy slogan. But I bet I can describe them, even though it’s been a while since I ate one, I can still remember. The mounds were too sweet. Sickeningly sweet to me anyways. I liked almond joys better because of the nuts. I would describe almond joys as sweet, but with a little saltiness from the crunchy almonds and the coconut added even more texture. Personally, I’d like a little more chocolate. Dark chocolate, and a little less coconut. And more almonds. Once I ate almonds and cherries together, and they tasted like coconut. You never know until you try these things.

Anyway, I found this old commercial on Youtube. It’s hard to describe, because it’s kind of weird, but in a fun sort of way.

Enjoy!

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If you’d like to join in the Saturday SOC prompt and post, visit Linda’s blog:

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Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again, available at amazon.com.

12 thoughts on “Believe the Unbelievable. Describe the Indescribable.

  1. Those old ads were really quite different. Simple and enjoyable

  2. I like the logic you use to explain your reasoning. Well done.

  3. “Once I ate almonds and cherries together, and they tasted like coconut.”

    That’s interesting, and I shall give it a try myself; either way it’ll be good, as I like all three tastes. I might add some chocolate though – just to be on the safe side!

  4. I remembered the slogan for Almond Joy as well. The commercial video was really cute. Those almond clusters look kind of good. I don’t remember those. Just Mounds and Almond Joy.

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  6. I remember those commercials! Thanks for the flashback, JoAnna. 🙂

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