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#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 ❀


Hello everyone! I'm a technical writer by day, creative writer by night. I have a wild imagination yearning for more in life. I'm fascinated by many subjects that have developed into a sort of mental and physical wanderlust that ultimately leads me to experience a variety of cultural shocks. Welcome to my journey and looking forward to reading your blogs!

14 thoughts on “#SoCS- The Toy that Rocked my World

      1. 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. 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!

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