Good Wednesday! It’s a chilly one in my neck of the woods! But boy does the sun shine bright (all the better to fool you into going outside!) I had no idea where to go with this one. Stumped I was. Then I asked Rochelle if it was what I thought it was and she said it was, and then some, and then I thought well I know where Imma go with this one then… confused yet? Thought so. Thanks to Roger Bultot for allowing us to use his head-scratching (for me) photo. And always, ALWAYS, a thank you to Rochelle for hosting this weekly party.
All In One
“Here it is!”
“Here what is?”
“Our new building!”
“Is that Hebrew up there? Is it a synagogue? Can they just sell religious buildings like that? And what do you mean, ‘our new apartment building’? What have you done?”
“Yes to all that. I bought us a building. We can live upstairs and have our businesses on the ground floor. My wood workshop will be in the back with a window to your café in the front so people can have a coffee and snack while they watch me build stuff. Whaddaya think?”
“I think you’re nuts. I love it!”
Every Wednesday (usually much earlier than this), I post a Wordless Wednesday over on Sorryless. I have been doing a Church series of sorts and was lucky enough to decide to photograph the Ste-Anne Basilica in Varennes at noon on a Saturday.
Sainte Anne Basilica of Varennes
I was leaving after my photo session and realised it was noon when the church bells started. I quickly (okay, I missed four beats) decided to record them.
And then, a whole ‘nother bit of bell-work started so I tried to get most of that too!
I don’t usually post anything particular on this day. There are no vets in my family on either side. It almost feels weird that is it so. Not a one? That does not mean, however, that I do not purchase my poppy every year, that I do not respect what all our vets have done; that I do not feel pain that so many find themselves pushed aside, suffering from PTSD and other malaises.
I do, however, have friends currently in the military or who have retired from service so for them as well, I share this beautiful song by Trevor Guthrie. Proceeds to this song go towards raising funds for Wounded Warriors of Canada
A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend. How you use the prompt is up to you. Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like. Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise. If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.
A huge thank you to Sammi for hosting this special challenge. I am always pushed to find some way to bring her chosen word to life. Not always an easy task!
Everywhere and Nowhere
She was quite convinced
It was impossible to arrive
At that delicious point
Surely it was a gift from the Universe
To find oneself at that liminal point
Aware of our surroundings
Yet feeling the dream slowly
Take hold so that we find ourselves
Not here, nor there
But everywhere and nowhere
Highs and Lows
You crash every party
Your body not present
But your aura hovers, waiting
And then it starts
One memory begets another
Each one adding their part
In their story of you
Soon all are are laughing
‘Til I drive home, alone
Lost for a little while
Crimson’s Creative Challenge has been going on for a whole year, already. Can you believe that? I did not partake in all of them but quite a few. Thank you, Crispina for hosting such a fun and open challenge. There is no way I could NOT write a little something to commemorate this auspicious occasion and include a few “matching, not matching” pics 😉 I may have cheated a tad with the timeline, for the purposes of my story.
We are to take a journey
Will it be a long one?
It will start late in the summer
And then we will arrive?
No, we must keep moving forward
All through autumn?
And once the leaves have fallen?
We must keep on through the snows of winter
This journey will take forever!
No, you shall see, before you know it, 52 weeks will have gone by
A whole year?
Yes! But you’ll have enjoyed the journey for all it has brought you
What about the challenges?
They were the reason this journey began
I am so very glad for it
I am too.
Good Wednesday morn, my peeps! Rochelle has given us a most interesting picture to use today. It is thanks to Ronda Del Boccio that I found myself immediately sent in the direction I went. Sometimes we just have to let it go, eh? To play along, just click on the frog below and you’ll be taking to the squares where you can add your own story to the mix. G’head, you know you wanna….
G’head, Try me!
“What the hell, Mom?”
“What?” Mom’s voice was muffled as her head was deep into the refrigerator.
“What are you doing?”
“Looking for one more ingredient.”
“I am challenging you to create a dish with the black olives and the peach jelly and something else.”
“You have got to be kidding me.”
“You’ve seen the show. Made your snarky comments. Time to put your money where your mouth is.”
“Who’s gonna judge?”
“Jeff. He’s in town.”
“How about some beef? And we can use the pantry, right?”
“There’s the spirit!”
“Prepare to be chopped, Lady!”
“I think not.”