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Gone Fishing!

Well I’m not really going fishing but I will be away for a couple of weeks on vacation. I’m sure no one will miss my posts but just in case, I have scheduled a few poems and photos along with the Daily Haiku 😊

I only share this with you because I do enjoy all your posts and “like” and comment on them frequently.  As I’ll be out of action, meaning I will not be taking my laptop or iPad with me, there will be no opportunity to respond to any of your great posts or answer anything you may send my way.

Thank you all for the wonderful support to my still fledgling blog.  I will be sure to catch up on everything as soon as I get back 👍

Best wishes,

Christine

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My Life According to Diana Ross

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Kristian from Tales from the Mind of Kristian blogged about this fun little quiz from The Britchy One

Choose an artist then using only the titles of the songs from only that artist, answer these questions in a blog entitled, My Life, According to…(insert artist’s name):

Here’s mine:

Your Artist: Diana Ross

Are you male or female:  Lady Sings the Blues

Describe yourself: Amazing Grace

How do you feel about yourself: Forever Young

Describe where you currently live: Anywhere You Run To

The first thing you think of when you wake up: Reach Out And Touch

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Take Me Higheer

Your favorite form of transportation: My Old Piano (Sorry! Best I could do.  I should have picked Joni Mitchell)

Your best friend is: All of You

Your favorite color is: Brown Baby

What’s the weather like: Summertime

If your life were a TV show, what would it be called: I Wouldn’t Change a Thing

What is life to you: Do You Know Where You’re Going To?

What is the best advice you have to give: Love’s All That Matters

If you could change your name, what would it be: Baby Love

Your favorite food is: Being Green

My soul’s present condition:I hear a Symphony

The faults I can bear: Love Hangover

How would you describe your love life: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Hope you enjoyed this!

Christine

Play it forward.  This is a fun challenge!

3-2-1 Challenge – Emojis v Words

Originally the brain child of A Guy Called Bloke , I thank Kristian  from Tales from the Mind of Kristian for inviting me to participate in another 3-2-1 Challenge.  Please check out his site and read some super short stories and poems.

The Rules of the Challenge are as follows:

Thank the Selector

Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.

Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

Just a few days ago, July 17, was World Emoji Day so today’s 3-2-1 Challenge Word “Expression” was timely. Love them or hate them, we all seem to use them!

 

When we used to write real letters, they were heartfelt and our words were used wisely so there was no misunderstanding.  We cherished them, reread them, tied them in ribbons and saved them in shoeboxes.  I still have some of mine and spent an hour a few weeks ago going through them again.  It made for a very special moment bringing back lots of memories.

These days, unfortunately, we rarely write letters on paper.  We squash our words into emails, texts and twitter, limiting what we actually want to say.  Just to be sure we don’t upset, offend or hurt the recipient of the literary masterpiece, we add emojis here and there to express ourselves so they will hopefully understand our social media shorthand.   I am as guilty of it as anyone else but I think it’s really quite 😥.

Being a tactile person I have always enjoyed paper, books, written materials, that I can touch and smell, and loved writing and receiving letters.  Fortunately I still can do that.  I hope they don’t disappear too soon!

Here are a couple of expressions, not emojis, that amuse me and I share them with you.

I nominate the following bloggers.

J-Dub

Poetry From The Inkwell

Ishaisms

This is challenge of choice and you do not have to respond by any deadline or you don’t have to participate at all.

It’s all just good fun! 😊👍✌️

Enjoy your day!

Christine

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321 Quote Me Challenge

A big thank you to Teresa at The Haunted Wordsmith

She nominated me for the 321 Quote Me Challenge.  Please check out her site for some great content.

WHAT IS IT?

The 321 Quote Me challenge was created by A Guy Called Bloke. The idea is that you post a couple of quotes inspired by a given theme.  Check out his site too!

RULES:

  1. Thank whoever nominated you.
  2. Post two quotes inspired by your given theme.
  3. Select three bloggers to take part in the 321 Quote Me challenge.

The chosen theme for today’s quotes is: Tomorrow

These are a couple of quotes that sprung to mind when I saw the theme was “tomorrow”

Yogi Berra had many great sayings and this one is a classic.

This one is good for when you really, really want to send that email after a few glasses of wine!

Don’t do it … wait until tomorrow.

I nominate the following people for this challenge:

Keto for Beginners

Magnoliajem

Cyranny’s Cove

Enjoy your Saturday!

Sunshine Blogger Award

I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Tales From The Mind Of Kristian Thank you, I am honored!

The Rules are:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post.
  3. Answer the 11 questions the selector asks of you.
  4. Nominate 5-11 bloggers you want to give the award to.
  5. Ask the following bloggers that you selected 11 questions of your own

My Questions from Kristian

1. If you could travel in a time machine, where and when would you travel to?

Seeing as I am an ancestry buff and I have traced back in my family tree, I would love to go back to around late 18thCentury Northern Ireland where my great great grandparents were from and experience what their lifestyle would have been like as farmers and weavers.

2. Which extinct animal would you love to bring back to life?

The Woolly Mammoth.  A great looking creature!

3. Would you rather be Rich but without friends (money can’t buy you friends but they can buy you acquaintances) or have lots of lovely friends but very little money?

Both! There’s no right answer to that one.

4. What is your favourite meal to have in a restaurant?

Anything Seafood

5. Do you prefer Savoury or Sweet?

Savoury….I love cheese 

6. Name one of your favourite authors and one of their books

Seeing as I prefer thrillers and mysteries it would have to be Tom Clancy.  My favorite book of his was Patriot Games.

7. Do you have a favourite song or piece of music? Which is it?

A song that always makes me happy when I hear it is “Baby I Love Your Way”, by Big
Mountain.  It was a Reggae Style version of the old Peter Frampton song.

8. Why did you start blogging?

I needed an outlet for my writing and so far it has been a good choice for me.

9. What type of blogs and posts do you most enjoy reading?

Obviously Poetry, but short fiction and those concentrating on the environment interest me a lot.

10. If you won a holiday, what type would you prefer? A sightseeing holiday taking in lot
of scenery? A beach holiday with lots of relaxing? An Adventure holiday with lots of
activities? None of the above?

Definitely action.  I live on the Florida Coast so I’m already on a beach vacation!

11. If you wrote a novel, or maybe you already have, or are in the middle of it. What
would its title be and what is it’s genre?

I haven’t written a novel but maybe one day. For now I just want to concentrate on my poetry and perfecting it. 

My Nominees are:

The wonderful Whacky World of one Single Mom

Poets Paradise

Musings of an Honorary Counsellor

Escape to the High Country

Change Your Life

My 11 Questions to the nominees are:

              1. How long have you been blogging?
              2. Where are you located?
              3. When you are not blogging, how do you spend your time?
              4. What’s the best Halloween Costume you’ve ever had
              5. What’s your favorite word?
              6. What is the worst job you ever had?
              7. What is a dream you have that you’ve yet to achieve?
              8. What do you fear most?
              9. If you could spend a day in someone else’s shoes, who would that be?
              10. Do you have a hidden talent?
              11. What was the last text you sent?

OK, I hope you like these questions. There is no time pressure to do this straight away. Save it until you have more time.

As usual, if you have been nominated, you are not required to participate…blogging is all about fun! I hope everyone who reads this post will also check out the blogs and websites of my nominees (and Tales from the mind of Kristian

A note to my nominees: You may already have been nominated in the past for this award and I apologize if you find this annoying. You are under no obligation to accept the nomination, equally as much the same applies to the questions, if however you wish to answer just the questions, that is also fine.  Being new to blogging, I look forward to finding out more about you

Thanks for participating!

Christine Bolton

Looking For The Other Half

The Word of The Day Challenge for June 17 is Moiety. Admittedly I had to look this one up, but I’m thankful to learn its meaning.  It’s definition according to Merriman-Webster’s dictionary is “Moiety: one of two equal parts – Half” It reminded me of a Plato allegory that I discovered some years ago and instantly loved. It’s a beautiful story and worth the read. Here is a brief synopsis of the lengthy document I found on theconversation.com with some links to the Symposium if you are interested.

“In the beginning, humans were androgynous. So says Aristophanes in his fantastical account of the origins of love in Plato’s Symposium. Not only did early humans have both sets of sexual organs, Aristophanes reports, but they were outfitted with two faces, four hands, and four legs. These monstrosities were very fast – moving by way of cartwheels – and they were also quite powerful. So powerful, in fact, that the gods were nervous for their dominion. Wanting to weaken the humans, Zeus, Greek king of Gods, decided to cut each in two, and commanded his son Apollo “to turn its face…towards the wound so that each person would see that he’d been cut and keep better order.” If, however, the humans continued to pose a threat, Zeus promised to cut them again – “and they’ll have to make their way on one leg, hopping!” The severed humans were  a miserable lot, Aristophanes says. “[Each] one longed for its other half, and so they would throw their arms about each other, weaving themselves together, wanting to grow together.” Finally, Zeus, moved by pity, decided to turn their sexual organs to the front, so they might achieve some satisfaction in embracing.”

I find this story very romantic.  For those of us who believe in soulmates and two halves making a whole, this allegory would seem to confirm our thoughts.  I found it buried in a self-help relationship book that someone had recommended to me.  I felt better instantly because I always had an indescribable feeling my whole life that something was missing.  As if I were limping through life with only one leg. For fear of sounding dramatic, the book, and Plato’s allegory, changed my way of thinking about life and the universe.  We waste too much time searching for the wrong things and not realizing that it is us who hinder our own progress.   I hope you enjoyed this. Christine Bolton Word of the day Challenge: Moiety Follow Poetry For Healing on WordPress.com

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