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“And I know now that all the time I was trying to getKaren Hesse, Out of the Dust
out of the dust,
the fact is,
what I am,
I am because of the dust.
And what I am is good enough.
Even for me.”
Good evening! Please forgive me for my absence, everyone. It’s been a whirlwind, and I’ve been waiting for the dust to settle, but it seems like it going to pick up again soon! Recently got back from Las Vegas travels filled with personal development nuggets, and I have fun Halloween adventures to share. I also had an enjoyable collaboration with Joey on Writing with Strangers which resulted in a Grimm inspired poem, “A Boy Named Gullible“. I’ve also been learning how to navigate the world of solicitors touting their products and services in my new job. Discerning what is really the best value for what my boss needs is… a process. 😉
Karen Hesse wrote a verse novel called, “Out of the Dust”, which is set in Oklahoma’s dust bowls during the time of the Great Depression. Billie Jo, the 14-year old protagonist, must cope with the tragic losses of her family members and forgive herself for some devastating mistakes.
I was 13 years old when I first read it, and stepping into Billie Jo’s world was an eye-opening experience. This book was the first time I encountered a full length written in poetic format. The quote above makes me wonder about the symbolism of dust in the story and how it shaped Billie Jo’s identity. I wonder how the proverbial dust in my life has affected my character.
I’m hoping taking more breaks and relaxing my mind will help me find a few answers to my homework and work responsibilities. I decided to pass on the Brain Focus supplements in the pharmacy aisle. I like to think I can naturally release the fog in my mind and wait for it to gradually clear so I can find my way ahead…
Though, I wouldn’t mind a metaphorical leaf blower to speed up the process of blowing the brain fog away! 🙂
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Sneaking in a giggle before I get started for the day. When I was a kid, I enjoyed playing baseball with some friends. They taught me baseball lingo. I came across this sign before jogging for a 5K run last weekend:
Here are some other photos of the baseball park where many of us were resting in the bleachers before the start of the “race”. It was such a gorgeous day! It’s funny I used to think I couldn’t stand watching the sport for 9 whole innings, but when you’re out in the field, it’s a fabulous experience! Aiming your bat, focusing on the incoming ball, running from base to base… it’s helped me improve my hand-eye coordination. 😉
Good evening everyone! There’s a lot for me to celebrate in life today! I just love to do the best I can with what is given to me. It’s a thrilling feeling to partake in such a creative adventure! When I receive a gift of an award, it’s a confirmation of appreciation from the giver. Someone out there has appreciated something I wrote and shared. If I left the world a more inspired, compassionate, and hopeful place, an award to me serves as a catalyst for me to continue reaching for better horizons.
I’ve been nominated at least 15 times this past year for Sunshine, Mystery, Solidarity, Kindness, Liebster blogger awards. I’m grateful for your friendship and support via your comments. It gives me great joy to consistently be recognized for these qualities here on WordPress. Moreover, I’m glad I don’t actually receive any real trophies because I don’t have space for that. 😉
Many thanks and kudos to these hardworking bloggers! Rory @ A Guy Called Bloke, Sadje @ Keep it Alive, Mr. A @ Barbarian in Gentleman’s Clothing, Irene @ My Slice of Mexico, Mel @ Crushed Caramel, Kiwi @ Kiwi Katastrophes, Laura Bailey @ All the Shoes I Wear, Jenna @ The Sunshine Artist, Myexpressionofthoughts @ Beauty lies within yourself
I have taken a different approach with my award nominations today and wrote a story from their questions about myself in third point of view. Pictures are from Pixabay. It will be a blend of fantasy and truth! 🙂
I was inspired by Word of the Day – Odyssey …
“HOW DARE YOU DEFY ME?” Ciar, god of darkness, gradually began to suck the remaining light in the galaxy into his mouth which resembled a terrifying black hole.
Sa, space warrior princess from the kingdom of Texas, was temporarily distracted by his impeccable rock hard abdominals, but she was more preoccupied with his black hole. One non-negotiable, unalterable term in this life, is that Sa will survive.
“Sorry? What’s that? I can’t hear you!!!” Sa just used her most commonly spoken phrase against the god of darkness. Will you look at that? 🙂
“Golly, whatever did I do to him?” She unhappily fought against the immense forces that threatened to kill her. What does Sa do to cheer herself up when she is unhappy? She hums a tune of an electrifying song. In this case, the theme song of Ghostbusters galvanized her and became her saving grace.
She pulled a glittering lever, and was not prepared for the recoil. Space X’s Falcon Heavy rocket thrusters propelled her out of Ciar’s influence. Elon Musk gave her a parting gift, his most powerful rocket, and wished her good luck on her odyssey. Commandeering a rocket ship is one talent Sa would love to improve upon! Sa thought back to when she read Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy scanning her memory for any clues. “YEE-HAW!” Ciar’s bad breath is the least of her worries.
Ciar’s army has besieged her beloved hometown. Ciar’s rhetoric was powerful, and he has swayed the minds of various citizens to commit heinous acts and convinced them they are doing right by the kingdom by terminating who they felt to be the enemy. Who was the enemy? A neighboring community whose was seeking asylum from the ravages of their own war-stricken home? It’s an event that has changed Sa’s perspective on how we live in society.
In the next twelve months, Sa looked forward to the day when the migrants would be settled into their new homes with the help of RAICES, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. One of her friends told her how hard she has been working around the clock to help furnish their new homes. Sa shared a value with her friend: caring for those who have difficulty defending for themselves. If she won a lottery, she would love to get each of the boys she met while visiting her friend a pair of printed Oxford leather shoes and help them feel fabulous.
One great thing about being in outer space is that Sa isn’t like the dwarf, Sneezy. Her seasonal allergies don’t act up! Drenched in sweat, Sa glanced outside the window and marveled at the moonglade against Earth’s ocean surface. “Now this is something to write home about on my blog!” Filled with nostalgia, she missed swimming in the sea with the dolphins and her friend, a marine biologist.
Sharing an oceanography and geology course together, Sa admired her friend’s determination. The marine biologist was studying and documenting how the threat of global warming was affecting the dolphin population. The dolphins were having a difficult time adapting to the changes to their habitat, changes to their migration schedules, and it’s even affected their ability to reproduce.
Sa opened up her laptop and began typing a post so that her family can read her latest adventure! Sa was grateful for her parents for teaching her how to be brave in the midst of adversity. She once studied her family tree in the genealogy department held in the third floor of the public library. Even though her roots were derived from diverse backgrounds in monasticism, education, art, aquaculture, one quality was clear: bravery was the connecting link to Sa’s ancestry line.
One of her fondest memories was with her father when he taught her how to play basketball despite her not being too athletic. He pushed her to the edge of what she may have thought her limitation was, but he showed her that she isn’t as fragile as some people made her feel. He nurtured her bravery every step of the way.
She pondered on what they were doing now. She missed washing dishes side-by-side with them. A single tear floated in zero gravity. It’s the little things that seem to get to her. Before Sa left Earth to fight a galactic battle, she filled out a Texas Tree Survey from the Arbor Day Foundation. She felt so proud of herself for taking the time out to complete this survey. She received a gift for 10 free flowering trees (5 American Redbuds and 5 Dogwoods).
Despite being a space cadet, she remained hopeful for a better future for Earth and all its creatures. She knew that there were other people out there who would be wiling to plant trees, rebuild habitats, and help nurture the planet back to health. Her only regret is she might not see the delicate trees grow into the royal beings that they are. Its blooms are startlingly attractive to her when cloistered together.
Her penpal, Cassandra, would get a kick out of this blog post! Although Cassandra chose the monastic life in the convent as a nun, she loved reading about her childhood friend’s adventures in the world. The last time Sa connected with her was by passing her in while shopping in a mall outlet. It felt so good to see an old friend!
If Sa died in outer space today, she would want the world to know that she loved Earth so much. She is a caring, adventurous gal with a sense of humor who would do anything including fighting the god of darkness to protect her loved ones! ❤ 🙂
Good morning everyone! I had such a fun day at the amusement park with my friends two days ago. A great way for me to end the summer with a bang! So, it will be my first time participating in Paula Light’s 3TC where she will give three random words for you to write about. When I saw this weeks prompt, it reminded me of a memory!
My sweatpants were soaked with perspiration from my two mile jog outside on the school track. The yard is surrounded by many houses outside the chain link fence. Some days I envy the homeowners who are watering their beautiful begonias in their front yards as I’m huffing and puffing on my runs. After our warm up, we head inside and show our instructors our game play.
Coaches peered out in the sea of girls performing sets of drills on the court studying who they want on the basketball team. I practiced my drills at home: dribbling back and forth, spinning the ball, shooting into the net, playing with neighborhood friends.
My shoes squeaked on the glistening wooden floors. I dribble the ball, and run towards the hoop. For a moment, the room is muted, and it’s just me and the net. I leap into the air, hook my left arm, and shoot the layup.
The ball skirts the edge and falls outside. Disappointed, I run towards the bleachers where the rest of my classmates were standing …
*THUD* My vision was obscured by white stars as I temporarily blacked out. I just crashed into the bleachers.
“Sa! Are you alright!” My basketball coach exclaimed with a motherly expression on her face.
Before the shot, I took my glasses off because they were falling off my face. Probably not the wisest idea. My vision and depth of perception of objects was horrible without them. 😉
Thanks for stopping by everyone! Have a wonderful day! 🙂
Hello! Here is my take on BrewNSpew’s Word of the Week Challenge: Witty 🙂
Word of the Week – witty (adjective) – showing or characterized by quick and inventive verbal humor. synonyms – humorous, amusing, droll, funny, comical, clever, chucklesome, jocular, lively, waggish.Eugenia @ BrewNSpew
When Refrigerators Attack
Oh refrigerator! My refrigerator!
Hackers have infiltrated your system
Developed a botnet to send thousands of malicious emails
How do we defend against my sudden rogue appliance?
My heart is at a loss!
The sudden ambush!
Defenseless with no warning!
Perishables are now vulnerable!
Oh refrigerator! My refrigerator!
You’ve been with me through thick and thin.
You offered a refreshing cool haven
after a hot summer day playing out in the parks
Savory dishes have lasted longer
Bacteria were kept at bay
Cold storage during transit
Meals can be prepared in bulk
A presentation at a conference with a witty name
“When Refrigerators Attack ” surprisingly offers some hope
promising a different future for smart refrigerators
In the wide world of Internet of Things
Recognition of new cyber defenses
Rejoice at the honeypots
Ice would soon dispense again!
Food no longer spoiled and sullied