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#SoCS: The Wedding Dress Prank and Other Imaginings

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Today’s prompt for SoCS is “dress.” But first, isn’t that a beautiful badge? Congratulations to Shelley!  Are those drops of water just peeking down into the grass? Are they going to fall? Doesn’t matter. It’s a moment captured in time, in the stream of consciousness, but it suggests movement. Dancing even. Which brings us back to the dress. A dress a raindrop might wear while suspended on a blade of grass. Wow, that photo sure is inspiring me.

The dress. I wrote about my wedding dress in my book, Trust the Timing. I had taken it to the hotel room where my girlfriends were staying two days before the wedding, because the dress was big and my house was, and is, small, and I didn’t want David to see it of course. My girlfriends from high school were staying at the beach. They had a balcony where you could see the ocean.  One of my girlfriends called me – or I called them, I don’t remember –  but Terry, she had terrible news. She told me they had been playing with the dress on the balcony and the wind grabbed it and took it away. It was somewhere out on the ocean. She was so sorry. Of course I didn’t believe them. Not really. One of the girlfriends was snorting a laugh but said she was crying because the dress was gone. They kept it up for quite a while. But of course it was just a prank. The dress was safe and sound. Here’s what it looked like on my wedding day.

Bride & Groom framed by doors

Aw.  It’s funny that when I was a kid, I hated wearing dresses. I wore jeans all the time in my teens and twenties. Now, jeans feel stiff and uncomfortable. I’d much rather wear a long dress, a skirt with and elastic waist, or yoga pants – stretchy pants I wouldn’t be caught dead in back in high school.

Dressing up for Halloween was one of my favorite things back in the days of my youth. In my twenties and even in my thirties, I’d dress up as mother nature or something with moss on my head. It’s been years since I dressed up for Halloween, but I’m tempted to do something just for fun.  I used to want to dress up as Glinda, the good witch from the Wizard of Oz, but so far, that hasn’t happened. What if I crossed Glinda with Mother Nature? I think I’d have some kind of a crown and blow bubbles. Green shoes and lots of sparkles. The dress would be green and gold. Maybe green and amber. Very flowy. Oh, maybe my crown would be a wreath of ivy or flowers. I just stopped for a minute and looked on line for a Glinda meets Mother Nature dress. None of them matched my imagination.  That’s okay.  Sometimes imagination is enough.

What would you dress up as if you could dress up as anything you wanted?

Oh, and here’s an angel in a green dress that I painted a few years ago.

Angel in a green dress on white

Better an angel in a green dress than a devil with a blue dress. That was a song. I don’t think I liked it much. Damn. Can’t end on that note. Sometimes the stream forks off into a bog. Let’s turn around and paddle back to that question:

What or who would you like to dress up as?

For more info on Stream of Consciousness  Saturday, visit Linda G. Hill at:

https://lindaghill.com/2019/10/25/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-oct-26-19/

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 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. I also paint angels.

20 thoughts on “#SoCS: The Wedding Dress Prank and Other Imaginings

  1. Your dress is beautiful. Our granddaughter who is just two loves to wears her brother’s t-shirts 🙂

  2. I love these!! I have been wanting to try for a while. I think I may try this one….while trying not to think about what I’m going to write! The wedding photo is beautiful!! 💗

    • Thank you! It’s hard not to plan just a little, but I do let go once I start writing. It’s an adventure! We get a prompt every Friday from Linda. I hope you’ll join us. ❤

  3. Beautiful dress!

    I actually did dress up as the devil in a blue dress one year for Halloween! It was cute. I had an old blue dress I cut up a bit, and wore red stockings and shoes, red long gloves, a glowing pendant, and little horns on a headband.

    My post today was about how I don’t bother dressing up in costume these days though. 🎃👻

    • Sounds like a lot of fun. 🙂 I miss dressing up in costumes, but I don’t really go to parties anymore. A few years ago our Wednesday night potluck at church fell on Halloween and I dressed up then just for fun. I can always dress up as an old hippie, but no one would notice. 🙂

  4. Too much work to dress up then no place to go. I’m the same with jeans. Theyre not that comfortable to me anymore. .

  5. Love the wedding dress! A handsome couple 🙂
    I don’t like dressing up in costume. I leave that to the kids.

  6. What a trick your friends played on you about your dress! Glad it turned out fine, though, as your dress is so pretty. I love the angel painting, too.
    I used to dress up for Halloween, but not so much any more. Just a few little touches, like a cat ear headband or something. 🙂

  7. You were a pretty bride…

  8. I’m smiling, both at the prank and the Stream gone haywire. Nice job bringing it back

  9. Oh my goodness that was some prank and of course losing your dress to the ocean was an extremely remote possibility. Your dress was so beautiful and you looked every bit of a radiant bride. I am glad that you got your soul mate at last and that life continues being good to you.

    As far as jeans go, I won’t give them up ever. I love jeans and wear them where ever I can. My life style involves animals, rescue, and the outdoors. Here in Texas they are standard wear for many women. When I am home with no where to go, I live in pjs or some warm up pants with a tee shirt. If I need to dress up, for a funeral or some other respectable affair, I wear a dress or a skirt and a nice top and heels that are not too high.

    • I used to wear jeans all the time. They are good for being around animals, rescue, and outdoor adventures. I’m glad to know you are enjoying that lifestyle. I wear skirts or shorts in the summer. Maybe Texas heat is dryer than NC heat. But we don’t need to deal with that so much now.

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