#SoCS- The Toy that Rocked my World

A Delightful Blue Discovery…

My life before simple
A linear path filled with a fairly predictable routine
Then, one hot summer day…
The library presented an irresistible challenge
Itching with anticipation!
Waited for what seemed like eternity!
The mission was to read 20 books!
The reward?
A yo-yo!
The latest spinning craze
Allowing gravity to unwind the string
Lighting up the world of so many participating children
Embarking the reading journey while
“walking the dog around the world” πŸ˜‰

Years later
Just when I think the yo-yo has disappeared
into the locked vault of yesteryear’s fads
My serious concentration
questioning employers at a cyber job fair
was broken!

Genuinely smiling
Filled with overwhelming nostalgia
A blue yo-yo!
Gleaming against the black tablecloth
Idaho National Laboratory
“You made my day!”
Your motto?
The energy of innovation!

The first blue thing I see this morning ❀

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Wow, a wonderful story behind this yo-yo

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you! It’s a wonderful memory that I cherish very much.

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‰

  2. Lwbut says:

    True to it’s name the Yo-yo keeps coming back as a fad around every 15-20 years! I’ve known of at least 3 times since my childhood days. πŸ˜‰

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Did you play with a yo-yo too? It’s funny how certain things can come back into vogue! My mother is waiting for when her clothes from the 80’s will come back into style. πŸ™‚

      1. Lwbut says:

        Sure did! I may have 2 still hanging around somewheres? πŸ™‚

        Not sure about the US fashion scene, but i don’t think a ‘style’ from a previous era will ever come back here.

        Not that you can’t wear what once was all the rage several decades ago – quite the reverse – now you can wear it anywhere to anything and people will just see you as expressing your individuality. People don’t seem to care about fashion ‘fads’ so much? Nothing is ‘dated’ anymore it seems??

        1. theresaly520 says:

          Hm, well overalls came back from the 90s here and it’s a trend? I wish I can say the same about fashion fads, but I feel like it’s somewhat still a thing. πŸ˜‰

          1. Lwbut says:

            As long as we are not personal slaves to Fashion, i guess fads are ok?? πŸ™‚

            1. theresaly520 says:

              It’s a load of fun! I still giggle when I look at photos of my parents in the 80s. Short shorts for dad who has a mullet hairstyle 🀣 and a gemstone encrusted jumpsuit for mom who had an afro perm! They tell me they would never go back!

            2. Lwbut says:

              That’s what they say. πŸ˜‰

    1. theresaly520 says:

      I’m glad you’re enjoying this new word! πŸ˜€

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