Fandango’s Provocative Question #178

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When did time actually begin?

Honestly, what is time? It is different at any given moment in any given place. Does it really even matter? Back in the day farmers used the sun and the moon to gauge time, as did the people before that. When I am blogging here in FL at 5:00 in the afternoon and a fellow blogger is just getting ready for bed it is just that we are doing different things. My biggest “issue” with time is the whole space thing and stars being “light-years away”. I cannot wrap my head around the sense of time when it comes to space because it just makes no sense to me. If a star is 2000 light years away then how the heck are we seeing it? What is a light year? How is that time?

I guess if I had to give a definitive answer I would say time began with humans because anything else lives off the rotation of the earth.

Not a First Date!: Compilation 08/17/2022

A mermaid and a tortoise were outside for a ride
Looking for a taxi cab and driver as their guide
Feeling taxed and achy because of his big shell
The timid tortoise trailed behind the girl he knew so well.
They knew of their commitments and opted for advice
On the most pervasive spot to get a drink that’s nice
The mermaid had a problem with loans she had to date
She wasn’t giving money, all repayments would be late
The tortoise was a writer who made just a few bucks
And retorted with an angry sigh as he saw the food trucks
He had more than his share of cash and wanted to dine out
The taxi man should have asked, but had seen the two with doubt
Now that they had stopped down here the pair just couldn’t wait
They ran from the old taxi cab, got their food and then they ate.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Simply 6 Minutes 16th August

Di has a great flip on who is standing the wrong way! Lol.


Christine at Stine Writing is our host for this Tuesday photoprompt. You can join in here


This is a picture of a field of sunflowers all facing away from the camera except for one in the front, which is facing the photographer.

Sonny was greeted with silence.
His fieldmates were all standing in regimental rows and to attention waiting for their shot at fame.

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Simply 6 Minutes: My Favorites

John gives us a few sunflower references here!

The Sound of One Hand Typing


I’ve always loved sunflowers. They’re happy and cheerful, just like me. Well, whatever…

Vincent Van Gogh (his name is pronounced similar to “fan cough” in Dutch, by the way) painted them in one of his famous paintings, named (SURPRISE!) “Sunflowers.” He was a rather morose character; probably needed to go sit in a field of sunflowers for about three years.

Mary planted some sunflowers one year, and they grew like crazy. I think one was close to seven feet tall. Then, at the end of the summer, she told me to cut them down. Broke my heart, but they’re just annuals; they wouldn’t come back. I wish I had learned how to get the seeds out of the plant so I could plant more the following year, but this was in the days before the Internet (remember those?) and I didn’t know where to turn. I asked a friend…

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Simply 6 Minutes – Outcast State

Raven gives us a little to think about how we fit in.

Jezzie G

Inspired by and written for Simply 6 Minutes – thank you, Christine

Now, either that sunflower is so vain it likes being the centre of attention, or it’s wise and knows something the rest do not. I like the latter. Like most people, I feel the fear of making changes to make life better or right. Sometimes we just get to that point where we have to walk alone in the right the direction and let them go the wrong way – here goes….

Outcast State
Form: Arabian Onegin Sonnet

Their feelings of love promote my self-hate
And my eyes saw nothing until too late
To leave me alone within my own hate
With thoughts of dying as for love, I wait
Yet amid the tears of my crying soul
My heart knew it must now fight for my soul
Away from her crowd, that’s taking its toll

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