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September 16, 2023 at 6:57am
September 16, 2023 at 6:57am
It's odd how culture works.

For example, it's rude to say 'no' to an elder -- so when Dad asks someone for something, they say 'yes'. Then they disappear!

So it's rude to say 'no', but it's okay to do 'no' ... ?

40 Words
September 13, 2023 at 8:34am
September 13, 2023 at 8:34am
In my classes, I have to be rigid to be creative or flexible. I have to stick to the age group I'd decided on. If I am rigid about these things, I can allow the discussion and creativity to flow.
Words: 40
September 11, 2023 at 11:29am
September 11, 2023 at 11:29am
This word - 'apply' brought to mind my Grade 8 Math teacher. He wasn't a very good teacher, and each time we struggled to answer, he'd say 'apply, apply and no reply'. I smile about it now. It wasn't nice then.

All Words: 40
September 10, 2023 at 3:37am
September 10, 2023 at 3:37am
What are our basic needs?
Air, Water, Food, Clothing, Shelter, some would say.
But I think that emotional needs are as basic, if not more basic.
Security, Comfort, Companionship ... these are basic too.

Words: 33
September 9, 2023 at 12:29pm
September 9, 2023 at 12:29pm
Age makes him thin
The hands tremble
That twinkling grin
Replaced by a tender smile
A gait unsteady,
Could walk many a mile
That's my Dad,
I love him so
Very attractive,
Ever my hero.


(Written on Sept. 9, corrected a spelling mistake the next day)
September 1, 2023 at 9:10am
September 1, 2023 at 9:10am
Today has been a dull day and I guess I should be very thankful for that because the last couple of days have been emotionally charged with Dad's helper having to quit. The new guy has taken over and Dad is missing the old guy and getting a bit snappy with the new guy, so I have to intervene sometimes. Just now I am listening to Dad talking on the phone reading out a notice to someone who is helping us with some issues we're having about the house. I know I am supposed to write without stopping but I have paused sometimes. That's all I feel like doing for now.
August 13, 2023 at 6:11am
August 13, 2023 at 6:11am
All Words: 32
My friend made a deal with his daughter. For every classic she read, he'd buy her one Harry Potter as a reward. I told him that Harry Potter IS a classic itself! *Smile*
August 3, 2023 at 12:23am
August 3, 2023 at 12:23am
"Note: 48-HOUR CHALLENGE : Media Prompt Deadl..."

We're human. That is, we are social animals. Which means we need validation from our fellow humans.

One of the many 'validations' is that of romantic love. Songs, poems, movies, plays, monologues, prose pieces extol the experience of falling in love, being in love, staying in love. In love, romantically, with someone else. They even go so far as to say 'you're nobody till somebody loves you." (Again - they mean romantically loves you.)

It that's true, then I'm nobody.

God's love, my Dad's love, the love of my uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends ... doesn't count for anything. Apparently, I'm nobody because I don't have that ONE supreme relationship - that of a partner whom I can kiss on the lips.

I won't deny it, I did crave that love. Still do in fact, but not as intensely. I no longer need it to validate myself. Those other types of love are enough for me. and my love for myself.

In response to those who say you need a romantic partner to be validated, here is what I say:

July 31, 2023 at 12:51pm
July 31, 2023 at 12:51pm
All Words: 302
Isn't it strange that not so very long ago, we thought there wouldn't be a future? Yeah, remember - when the world shut down because of a virus, and all of us sheltered in place and put on masks when we peeped outside? Things looked beak. Dark. Now that is in the past and once again, we can look ahead to a future. So ... what have we learnt from the experience?

Nothing, I guess. We continue to exploit our planet. We continue to consume and consequently, generate garbage in more ways than we can count. We continue to be the selfish, entitled pigs we were before the virus came, tried desperately to teach us something, and subsided. Human beings are strong. We have put the awful, terrible tragedy behind us. Sadly, we've put the lesson behind us, too.

So what does the future hold? More population, more pollution, less resources, more deficiency. More cruelty to other beings supposedly 'lower' in the pecking order. More struggle over more money, more power, more control, more, more, more –! Unless ...

Unless the younger generation proves to be wiser than we were. Not smarter. We don't need more intelligence, artificial or real. Not stronger, we don't need more brute strength. But wiser. With a far reaching vision of the consequences of their actions. With the ability to analyse how each deed affects those interconnected with oneself. Maybe they'll learn that less is more. Maybe they'll truly believe that it's better to give than to receive. We didn't learn from our mistakes, maybe they will try and make up for these colossal errors. Maybe they'll be humbler, more prudent, less entitled. Maybe they'll share the planet equally with other living beings.

Maybe they'll peel off the mask of hypocrisy and let the future be open, honest and healthy. Maybe.
July 23, 2023 at 1:10am
July 23, 2023 at 1:10am
When you knit, you get a unit.

7 Words.

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