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SoCS: Spots on My Apples


“Give me spots on my apples, but leave me the birds and the bees. PLEASE.
Maybe we’ll come back to that. Maybe if my computer wasn’t in the shop, I would record and share me singing that song. Maybe I can do it all with my phone. I don’t know, but they say, or someone says, anything is possible. I’ll get back to you on that.
The prompt looks like this:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “spot.” Write whatever image the word “spot” invokes. Have fun!

Spotty apples don’t sound perfect, but they’re better than holey apples. Maybe not as good as holy apples though. I’d rather have a few spots an my apples and keep the birds and bees happy and healthy. Wouldn’t you?
This isn’t exactly following the minimal planning rule, but singing a song for you did show up in my stream of consciousness. Please keep in mind, I know I’m an amateur. Plus I haven’t been singing or playing guitar regularly. About time.
Thank you to Joni Mitchell for writing this song, “Big Yellow Taxi.”
I hope this works…. If the video appears sideways, it might straighten up when you click on it.

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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.

20 thoughts on “SoCS: Spots on My Apples

  1. Great response to the prompt. I enjoyed your video. You have a nice voice. But, I hope they didn’t take away your old man 😉

    • Thank you, Dan. When my first marriage ended 20 years ago, I changed the lyrics to reflect who took away my old man. It’s better if I don’t share that version here. Today I am thankful that old man was “taken,” opening a space for the man in my life now. II’m not so sure it would work like that for the trees, birds, and bees, though.

  2. I opt for spots. I remember as a kid breaking off the tips of the corn that had worms in them. We grew up with insects. Loved your video. Nice take on the prompt.

    • Thanks, Maggie. I’ve come across a few ears of corn like that. They taste like any other ear of corn after you get rid of the wormy part. I’m so glad to know you loved the video. I was a little nervous about sharing it.

  3. The parking lot will give you a lot of parking spots.

    • That’s true. My favorite parking spots 😊 are the ones close to trees, especially in the summertime. It’s not that hard to leave some trees island.

  4. so true, I love my birs to be happy!

  5. That was great. You were perfect with your singing and guitar playing. Great take on the prompt.

  6. You have a nie voice…

    They say that bananas are at their peak eatability when they have speckles on the skin.

    • Thank you, John. It’s not the best song for my voice, but one I know by heart. You’re right about the bananas. And when they get beyond that, they become smoothies or banana bread.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your singing and guitar playing! I sure enjoyed it. 🙂

  8. JoAnna, I’ve featured your self-help guide, From Loneliness to Love, in my Sunday’s blog post (08/09/20). It has even gotten a re-post on the Guyanese Online Blog 🙂

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