Shhhhh: I’m falling asleep as I write this.

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I’ve been known to “should” myself too much. I should have known better! I should have seen that coming. I should not stay up so late on the computer. Especially when I have to get up early.

I’m writing this SoCS Saturday post, from the prompt, “sh” (dang does the comma go before or after the quotation mark? I hate that. No the only thing I hate is… I forget.) It’s well after midnight, so I’m writing this on Saturday. And I should be sleeping. Shhhh.

I don’t like a lot of noise, which is kinda sad, because my hearing is not what it used to be. I’m having trouble hearing the person next to me in a crowded room. So, that’s one reason I like quiet. Shhhhh feels good to me. Soft birds singing, the sound of water gently lapping at the shore, the sound of music that is not loud music, those are noises I like. Quiet noises. Shhhhh is a soothing sound if it’s not said harshly.

“Shhhhhh.” said slowly to quiet a crying child, or the shhhhh sound of the wind, or the sound of a sea shell when you hold it up to your ear. The sound of my shooka shooka, that’s what I call my shaker. It sounds like it has coarse sand inside. You can make a shaker/shooka out of a plastic Easter egg filled with beans or rice. But I like my shooka shooka better.When I shake the shooka, it’s soft and smooth like rhythmic rain. I have rains stick too. I forget to play it.

Shhhhh. No more shoulds, just be who you are.

Can you imagine 10 hours of Shhhhh? This is better than any sleeping pill.

To read more SoCS posts on “sh,”  visit Linda’s blog:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 3/16

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

Four Years Ago…

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December 1, 2012

 

I never would have imagined that at the age of 56, after twenty years of marriage and the unexpected divorce that brought me to my knees, after the rebound from hell followed by the rebound from purgatory, and after five years of celibacy when I almost gave up on romance, that I would end up marrying the love of my life.

God had a plan all along. We just had to be ready. Not perfect, just ready to work on our stuff together.

Never give up.

You never know

what wonderful surprises

are waiting right around the corner!

 

One-Liner Wednesday: PMS After Menopause

I think this could happen to men, to.

Loving Me, Too

circle-woman-2 A photo I took at Brookgreen Gardens

Based on no particular research other than my experience, I am convinced that post-menopausal women have subtle hormone cycles that can cause PMS-like symptoms, even 10 years after menopause, leading to a lower tolerance for BS.

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For related and not so related one-liners, visit Linda at

https://lindaghill.com/2016/11/30/one-liner-wednesday-words-to-live-by/

Here are the rules she’s made but confesses to not always follow which is fine by me:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our very cool badge to your post for extra exposure!

5. Have fun!

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Joyful Reunion

The video contained in the following article moved me to tears of joy. It’s about a family of Sudanese refugees separated for four years. You can watch their reunion by clicking the link below. I hope your day is filled with gratitude and joyful moments.

http://www.faithwire.com/2016/11/21/sudanese-man-falls-to-his-knees-in-middle-of-texas-airport-to-praise-god-after-emotional-reunion-with-family/

A Pretty Short Stream of Consciousness

There have been some scenes in my life that were not pretty. So un-pretty that I’m not going to write about them. But what is pretty is today. The golden sun on the yellow leaves, the softness of the breeze, the promise of Christmas lights popping up here and there.

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Things can get pretty ugly and scary sometimes. But things are going to work out. They always do, even if we don’t like how.

And speaking of “pretty” which is today’s prompt, Natalie Scarberry posted a post a couple days ago about pretty. Here it is, take a look!

https://sacredtouches.com/2016/11/24/we-get-so/https://sacredtouches.com/2016/11/24/we-get-so/

Pretty darn cute, Natalie.

To read more pretty posts in the Stream of Consciousness mode, visit Linda Hill’s blog:

https://lindaghill.com/2016/11/25/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-nov-2616/

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Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

Falling Angels

Yes, hope lives. Hope can live forever.

Kate Houck, Poems

I time these minutes like something will be lost otherwise
the falling of the crimson leaves above my head,
the peculiar smirk of the sly squirrel perched on the corner of the fence.
I will marry the sun when it peeks one more time from behind the clouds
my temple of pure, unadulterated occurrences living outside of perpetual weeping.

These are only simple visions we can hope for in the coming days
those of natural life, still abiding by the order of things
unaware of the angels falling at the waist side
how many can we bring back to life.

It must be said again and again that hope can live on.
Will you marry the sun with me and sleep with the moon?
I have known many angels. I will not bury them under thoughtless men.

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One-Liner Wednesday: Windows of Heaven

A peek at heaven.

Loving Me, Too

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“A thankful attitude opens windows of heaven.” __Sarah Young

The photo is a piece of tree bark I found in my yard with this heart shaped hole already there. I think it’s from my beloved sycamore.

One-Liner Wednesday is hosted by Linda G. Hill. Visit her at :

https://lindaghill.com/2016/11/23/one-liner-wednesday-but-wait/

Here are the rules/guidelines:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our very cool badge to your post for extra exposure!

5. Have fun!

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