Anything is Possible!

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Go Beyond: One-Liner Wednesday

Possbile quote by Arthur C. Clark

Arthur C. Clark was a science fiction author most famous for his novel, 2001: A Space Odyssey along with his work on the screenplay and the novel’s sequels.

It’s good to be back with One-Liner Wednesday hosted by Linda G. Hill at:

https://lindaghill.com/2017/05/03/one-liner-wednesday-light-a-haiku/

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Here are the rules which I sometimes follow:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our very cool badge to your post for extra exposure!

5. Have fun!


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Believe the Unbelievable. Describe the Indescribable.

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:

http://lindaghill.com/2015/11/13/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-nov-1415/

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!


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Thirty Nine Years Later

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It had been 39 years since we’d seen each other.

When I heard his voice on the phone, he sounded very different from the 15 year old boyfriend I remembered. I didn’t remember him having an accent. I guess 39 years of living back home in New England can do that.

When I’d last seen him, it was 1972. He was tall and lean with sensitive hazel eyes like mine. I can imagine the scene. Him in his jeans with the battery acid holes and his leather jacket, or the olive military field jacket. His hair in his eyes just a little bit. Humming Jethro Tull. Working on a motorcycle.

                             David from 1972 yearbook      JoAnne from 1972 yearbook

When we met again in 2011, he looked different. Still tall, but filled out nicely. Silvery hair, slightly, handsomely weathered. My heart was beating like a set of bongos. I bet his was too. 🙂

The smell of my soul mate was intoxicating. My body remembered, without even consciously knowing that it remembered. It was my first love. Back again after all those years.

We had both seen tears and years of disappointment, overcoming life’s hills and mountains, journeying the long and winding road back. We had no idea this was part of the plan. This reunion. This grand surprise, ripening when the time was finally right for us to journey together on new adventures!

You never know what wonderful surprises are on the way. Anything is Possible!

joanne and david at the river

The prompt for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday Post was: scene/seen.  If you’d like to join in the fun, visit:

http://lindaghill.com/2015/01/30/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-january-3115/

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,” or “Begin with the word ‘The’.”

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. Have fun!