When I was younger, I went to school to become smart. I thought that getting smart was a rite of passage and that no one had to worry, it would happen. School was not hard for me, my body seemed to absorb knowledge, and offered me an oasis in a socially demanding environment. Now as an adult I wonder where they all are, all the kids that went to school with me. Did they get smart? Did they find it or did it find them? What about those who didn’t care? Do they care now?
3TC; Body, School, Hard
Word of the day Challenge; Oasis
Yours words today were smuggle, seat and melt.
If you go through TSA at any US airport you will be asked to remove way too many clothing items and throw away much too much in the way of beauty products and lotions. That is unless you get TSA precheck. Then you go through with virtually no change but your bag on the belt. Precheck requires an FBI background check, so if you don’t mind Big Brother invading one more personal space, it is so worth it if you are a frequent traveler. My one piece of advice – Do not try to smuggle a chocolate bar onto the plane, in your pocket, because the minute you sit in your seat it will melt and become a hideous brown stain on the back of your pants. At that point, no one will believe that you like chocolate that much!
Your three words today were alarm, haunting, shock
I didn’t realize, until the shock wore off, that it was the damned alarm clock that was haunting my dreams, not the fire alarm I thought I had to respond to or the security alarm at Walmart telling me I was shoplifting!
Your three words today are: boundary, nonchalant, warm
He approached the boundary in a nonchalant manner, only aware of the warm sun on his skin.
Your words for today were precious, bottom, meek
For those who are meek and sit at the bottom of the well, listen to me speak and I will cast out my spell.
You are too precious to stay in a place dark and so dank. You must rise up above and straight out of that tank.
Show people your light for its shine is intense. Let people realize the option is opening the fence.
Open it wide and allow people in. The world loves our children and all women and men.
By Christine Bialczak
Written for the Three Things Challenge for October 20, 2109 from Pensitivity 101: self, assaulted, hedgerow.
Sitting along the hedgerow
I wonder where to go
Can I still belong here?
Can the wind still blow?
My mind drifts off to somewhere new
Assaulted by the sound.
The grasses green and flowers red
Insects and birds abound.
Sitting along the hedgerow
I know my time is now.
My present self is ready
to stand and take a bow.
Stand with me too
for you are part of all there is to be.
For life is like a labyrinth
A maze for you and me.
Your final three things for the week are: personality, pimple, lead
There was a little fat man who laid upon his bed. He had a giant wrinkle and a pimple on his head.
He didn’t know what fun was, he always lacked in speed. He’d never won a race in life, he never took the lead.
One day he was so certain that he found a wife to love. He gave her all his money, a purple hat and glove.
Her personality was peaceful, her grace beyond divine. He knew one day he’d say to her, “I want you, be all mine.”
She’d say yes sir, I will, I do, I cannot live without. I love you too, we get along, a wedding without doubt.
He’d love that girl until he died, he’d never want to stray. She’d stay with him, as his wife, she’d never go away.
The little man he stayed real fat, his cake he loved to eat. The girl she loved to think about the day that they did meet.