In three acts, for Mundane Monday.
The woman adjusted her coats and walked around behind the park bench where she’d just spent the night. She yelled across the grass, “Get out! You don’t belong here!”
But the man walking his dog was too far away to hear her.
The woman didn’t like dogs. Or cats. Or little children. They were mean and stared at her. Sometimes they touched her cart. Grownups knew not to do that. She made scary faces at the kids in hopes they would quit coming near her. She didn’t need any trouble.
She rearranged the bags in her cart so they were in a pattern that pleased her. Then she began to talk, at first in a mutter and then louder:
“No one knows, but we will orchestrate the dance. We will choose our own music and it will be beautiful! There will be roses and cakes. And everything will fall down. Then they will see. We won’t be silent forever. Not when the music begins. They will be naked and they will listen to us!”
A young woman jogged past, and the older woman gripped her cart and screamed, “You will listen when the houses fall! You won’t ignore us when you’re lying in the mud with the dogs!”
But the jogger had earbuds in and missed the entire Shopping Cart Soliloquy.
Random pic of bird in HB Central Park.
This week’s fun challenge from Cee is all about light. 😎
Painting lighthouses with the fam.
Early morning light.
Eight is the new 11, yayyy! Thanks Kristian for not going up to 11!
Eight random things about me then:
1. My ears are significantly asymmetrical.
2. I remember names much better than faces.
3. I don’t ask/care about/remember facts about people such as age, location, job because those things bore me, but I will remember something funny they said.
4. I have written two complete, legit romance novels (available for Kindle).
5. I have done stand-up comedy.
6. I won an award in high school for being awesome at Spanish.
7. I barely remember any Spanish now.
8. I still have some Beanie Babies.
If you have fewer than 500 WordPress followers, you have now been chosen by me as a Liebster Award Recipient ~ congrats! Please follow the rules above and take my 8 random facts (8 is the new 11) and questionize them (what about you is asymmetrical, do you remember names or faces, etc.).
Interesting stream of consciousness Saturday prompt: we open a book and the first thing we point to is what we write about. I’ve got Soul Food by Jack Kornfield & Christina Feldman right here, don’t even know why, can’t remember buying it, but I’m opening it up right now… page 144…
“We have not yet plumbed the depths and possibilities of our own awareness.”
How true this is. We’re just a bunch of blind bats flying into the cave walls and crashing down to die in a mountain of bat poop. Those few moments between birth and death, when we’re fluttering madly, before we bash our bat brains out, is when we think we’ve accomplished something, lol. Look at me! I’m doing so much better than those other bats! (Smash.)
I suppose this book is going to tell me how I can become aware of something or other before I hit the wall and die, disintegrating into bat goo indistinguishable from every other bat that was ever born, which is why I spent [can’t find price tag] on it. Maybe it was a gift. Thanks, whoever bought me woo woo self-help actualization type book. I love these things. 🙄
Hard to believe I bought it, but I guess I might have occasional moments of trying to connect with muh spirituality. Such as it is. Okay then. That’s all I can do here. Should have opened the art cat book. 🐱
The lovely Jay-lyn nominated me for yet another Sunshine Award and guess how many questions I have to answer? Yup. ELEVEN. 🙄🙄🙄 As per my SOP, I am not tagging anyone, but I encourage everyone who hasn’t done one of these yet to copy Jay’s questions and answer them on your own blog.
Thank you, Jay, for these great questions:
1. Do you believe in true love?
– Well, I’m not sure we all define it the same way, but do I believe that two people can, soon after meeting, discover a mutual and intensely fulfilling physical, emotional, and intellectual connection that builds into a caring and committed bond that lasts a lifetime… sure, why not? I think it has happened to other people.
2. Summer or Winter?
3. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be?
– Idk, I don’t really like to travel and leave my kitty. 🐱
4. Have you ever sat in your car and cried for no reason other than being sad?
– I usually have a reason for being sad. But yes.
5. Science Fiction or Fantasy?
– Not clear on the difference here. SciFi is like Star Trek and fantasy is dragons? Can’t mix those, I suppose, but why not? I liked the original Star Trek and the movies with those characters a lot, but I also liked the one with Chris Pine (no, I don’t want to hear about his penis), but I love love love Game of Thrones. However, that’s kind of a one-off; I didn’t love dragon stuff before and I doubt I will again. So… yeah. Idk.
6. If you could be any fantasy character what type would you be?
– A dragon! Purple obviously.
7. If you discovered the secret to slowing down the aging process would you use it?
– On myself? How would that work? I’d quit aging, so I’d never retire, but my bosses would, and then I’d have to look for a new job? Gahhh. What about my kids ~ they’d age past me and die?! That sounds pretty horrible actually. 😢
8. Walking through the forest you come upon a large tree with a door in it, do you open the door?
– No, that seems like a bad idea. Might be a dragon in there.
9. If you opened the door in the above question what did you find?
– Dragon, hello.
10. If you did not open the door in question 8 why not?
– Probably a drug dealer’s stash. Best not to know or to leave fingerprints. In a novel, the protagonist would of course open the door, which would cause a cascade of unnecessary problems and then of course end in true love. But before that… ughhh drama!
11. Favorite all time Halloween costume.
– Devil with a blue dress on.