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Ringing Ears and Big Happenings



Here’s the prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “silent/silence.” Use one or both in your post. Have fun!

Silent nights no more

Though more silent than before

When I was young and having fun

And life had just begun

Or so I thought (back in the 70s)

Back then, silence was not something I desired.

Loud music, dancing kept the fire

Going all night was not so strange

Sometimes on too far a range

Angels watching out for me

Shook their heads. I was so free.

Now, I like the silence more

If only I could find it

Instead the ringing in my ears

keeps me company day and night.

So songs of birds and music soft

Will soothe my ears and lift aloft

Like rustling in the tops of trees

My mind – unless I need to sneeze

So to forget the ringing ears

And settle for a serenade

of steady calling cicadas.

Sometimes I can’t tell the difference.

They sound the same.

Are there bugs in my ears?

No way! It’s just the years

Echoing like the sound of silence.

Okay well that song’s a downer ending. So let me tell you something I can’t keep silent about. The month of June is a convergence of change and adventure.  Here’s what it’s looking like in the June schedule of events:

  • Sell the house that was my parents’  (We have a closing date!)
  • Buy a house in the mountains!  (I never imagined that would happen but we have a closing date one week after the closing of my parent’s house closing – can I use the proceeds from the parents’ house toward the mountain house? I hope so!)
  • My husband is “retiring” and moving into a new creative adventure with me.
  • My son is getting married!

All this is happening in the month of June! It’s kinda surreal. Maybe my astrological friends can explain it. Maybe I’m dreaming. Maybe it’s a God thing, after all these years.  Anyway, it won’t be very silent.

A few years ago, my son told me he didn’t think he’d ever find love again. But he has. There was a time when I thought I’d never get married again. I accepted that – just me and the dogs in my little house. God seemed silent. But God had a plan. The love of my life found me again when the time was perfect.  Now, time (God) is working its magic again.

You never know what surprises await. Anything is possible!

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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. I will post the prompt here on my blog every 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 will simply be a single word to get you 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. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! 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 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 Jesus follower, 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 as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

31 thoughts on “Ringing Ears and Big Happenings

  1. Wow, that is a lot of change coming up. Congratulations on all!

    I, too, have ringing in the ears that never goes silent. Great take on the prompt.

  2. I smiled when you wrote – Angels watched over me and shook their heads…I still feel that way, and think back to high school and was thankful for every instance! Your take on the prompt was fun to read! Great job!

  3. Happy June to you my friend. I love all that is coming up for you. Congrats on your son’s wedding and also your new prospects. Blessings and prayers that everything goes smoothly ❤

  4. Wonderful news all around! Congratulations on the houses – selling and buying! A mountain house sounds awesome.
    Best wishes for your husband and new adventures, and also to your son and his upcoming marriage! 🙂

  5. Congratulations! 🍾🎉🎈

    I too have chronic tinnitus. Today it’s very bad, along with a migraine. 😢

  6. Talk to an accountant or a tax attorney about the ramifications of using the proceeds from the sale of your parents’ home to buy a house in the mountains. Tax law can be a very strange thing. But that’s great that you have a closing date. Congratulations on all your good news!

  7. Anything is possible! Enjoy life’s blessings ❤

  8. Lots on your calendar but they all sound like good things. Good luck, all around.

  9. My but you have a busy month ahead!!! But all happy events, and I am so happy for you … a new house, hubby retiring, a new creative project … life is just beginning! Hugs!

  10. Lovely poem and love story. Enjoy your busy June

  11. I’m thrilled with all the great news! A mountain cabin, so exciting. June is turning into a record turner for you and husband. I can’t wait to hear more about new adventure you and husband are getting into. Congrats on your son’s marriage. God always has a plan, he just keeps us in the dark…sometimes much longer than we like. 🙂

  12. Great job with the prompt. Birds break the silence at our house and it’s lovely!

  13. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and a part of your world!.. 🙂 sometimes silence can be a good thing, gives one time to pause and reflect… do that with meditation here… 🙂 .. appears you will be having a busy month with dreams coming true.. hope each and every day is filled with love and happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be.. 🙂

    “The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” – Joel Brown

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