Our Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt is: “up/down.” Use one, use them both, but try to put one in your first sentence. Bonus points if you use the other in your last sentence. Have fun!
Life is full of ups and downs. Mountains and ravines. Peaks and valleys. Slopes would be better. I’ve had enough of the rollercoasters. Gentle waves are fine if you don’t mind mixing metaphors.
You can dive under some waves. Letting them crash into you is not fun. Positioning is crucial to avoid being slammed down. Then there’s surfing which I don’t know much about. I’ve been on a surfboard but never stood up on one. My preference in the ocean is to swim beyond the breakers or to let the swells lift me to a higher perspective of lower gravity, then set me down gently on the sand.
My granddaughter has sneakers that look like they have scales. I think they are really sequins. Brush them up and they’re silvery. Brush them down, and they’re rainbow colors. Like magic! Just what we need for traveling the peaks and valleys.
But I’d rather lay down on a soft grassy slope and gaze up at the clouds.
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June 26, 2021 at 12:06 pm
Ooh, I adore those fancy sneakers! Reminds me of the Rainbow Fish book I used to read to my daughter. 🙂
June 26, 2021 at 9:34 pm
That’s it! I knew there was something familiar about those scales and colors! 🙂
June 26, 2021 at 1:54 pm
Love the way you used the words up and down in your closing sentence. Beautiful imagery. Life is, indeed, full of ups and downs. The view from the mountain peak is expansive and exhilarating. But it is down in the valley that we gather our strength to make the climb up towards the peak.
June 26, 2021 at 9:35 pm
Thank you for that insight about valleys and peaks. We do need both.
June 26, 2021 at 3:06 pm
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and photos!… perhaps one needs an occasional “down” so one gets the incentive to work towards the “up” and enjoy it more when one gets there… 🙂
Until we meet again..
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
June 26, 2021 at 3:21 pm
Happy Stream of Consciousness Saturday 🤗
June 26, 2021 at 9:52 pm
Thank you, Bee! I hope you have a happy weekend! 🙂
June 27, 2021 at 12:43 am
I have. I am working 🤣
June 27, 2021 at 5:05 pm
Nice combination of ups and downs.