Ermilia’s Picture it & write (Sunday 9th September 2012)
Once again, here is my offering to ‘Picture it & write’ hosted by Ermilia (Ermisenda and Elizabeth) who invite others to join them by writing a fictional story or poem to accompany an image presented on their blog.
It wasn’t long before the end. Today was an example, she thought. Today there was an expectation. Today she held her breath. Was there to be a chance? She didn’t know. Was there to be a grievance? She didn’t know. Was there to be avoidance? She didn’t know. The past had had its time, and now this day was having its way. It could go many ways. It could have its way by being brilliant. It could have its way by being boring. It could have its way by being mediocre. She didn’t know.
No, life had shown her that any day had many possibilities. Each day presented itself as an offering. Each day had a purpose. The sun rose. The flowers bloomed. The animals set about looking for the morsels to sustain life. All things had a purpose.
What was the purpose of her day? Was it to be awakened by the clock; tick, tock? Was it to go to her kitchen and choose; what?
Yes, every moment of every day was a choice; a moment.
And then she saw it. Like unto a dream it wound itself around her. It lovingly held her in its embrace. Like beautiful flowers succumbing to the day, she felt the warmth of the light upon her mind. Yes, she thought. Always a choice; always a purpose.
She chose bread, buttered heavily with jam. And then; what did this day hold in store?
Her choice, she thought; her choice.
Carolyn Page – ABC of Spirit Talk
September 10 2012
A beautifully day when what today brings is your choice. As always a pleasure to read what you write.
I haven’t added to your already tight schedule by leaving a message on your latest post; left a like though. Wow, woman; is all I can say…!
Thanks for taking the time to come on over and leave a message here; highly appreciated…! As are the thoughts behind the comment….!
Hey, thanks for contributing to Picture it & Write. I am so blessed Ermisenda is letting me rotate in so that I get to read people’s musings. I hope you enjoyed the picture, I certainly enjoyed your writing. Feel free to post in the archives as well, submissions never close.
Thank You, Elizabeth….
I am enjoying the pictures; they do conjure up all means of imaginings…. 🙂
Thanks for the ‘archive’ advice… If I am inspired I’ll certainly do that..! 🙂
I like the way you worked in the twisting and the turning of all the way things could go, Carolyn.
Thanks Anne… 🙂
I read your limerick style piece on Ermilia’s blog – very cute….
I too saw the wrought iron; though I pictured it as a fence with flowers growing through it…!
Yours was a wonderful piece; very inventive…
Love your stories, also wondering which kind of books you like to read
Thank You… 🙂
This may sound very strange however, I don’t… read that is…!
My reading has been very limited to a few Sci-fi books as a teenager, to some Arthur Conan Doyle to Agatha Christie and Shakespeare; though much of what I know about the ‘so-called’ masters of the written word I have seen reproduced on stage or film. I went through a period where I read/investigated many of the worlds religions though, I haven’t read a book for so many years I can’t remember. I tried to read the first Harry Potter book because my guidance told me that it was going to be enormously successful. The words literally become very blurred when I try to read some books, and from that I know that I’m not to read them, or I know that I am not to buy them. For the past number of months on WordPress I’ve been reading more than in any time in my life..! My guidance ‘The Collective Consciousness’ has led me to understand that I am to remain free from a lot of influences from the minds of others.
A rather lengthy reply to a simple question…. 🙂
What kind of books are you interested in..?
Interesting. Because reading are part of my job I did not read for a long time until I got a Kindle and now I love it. I mostly read non-fiction but then also for relaxation thrillers and crime, e g Michael Connelly. I do not like love stories, vampires and Sci-Fi but a historical novel may do
I haven’t a kindle, though recently downloaded the kindle app from Amazon onto my PC because I wanted to understand the technology. It’s simply amazing how the Internet is changing almost everything we do.
I googled Michael Connelly – looks good.. 🙂
Please accept this nomination for One lovely blog award. 🙂
Congratulations for the award… I love your blog… 🙂
I’d be delighted to accept… Thank You so much.. 🙂
This is the day of awards….please accept this nomination for Beautiful Blogger Award.
It certainly is (the day of awards)… 🙂
Congratulations again and Thank You for this nomination, which I’m delighted to accept.. 🙂
Thank you for reminding me that we DO have choice! Sometimes we just do not know how to exercise this privilege!
I have a phrase (or 2) that speak volumes to me –
I am being inspired to….
I am not being inspired to…
True; I really am either being inspired to, or not however; I pass these on for whatever value they may hold…
After all; I am being inspired to…! 🙂
Good to see you..!
Very interesting your response to why you do not read books :-). Mum reads a lot of travel books. We are not happy about this because then she disappears 😦 xxx Have a good weekend
Travel books will do that every time…! 🙂
I’ve had similar experiences, myself…….
Thank You and, you all have a great weekend too…. mmwwaaahhhhh xoxoxo 🙂
every day holds its promises-its so very true!
Thank You, Sharmishtha… May this day prove that maxim to you…. xoxoxo
“…She chose bread, buttered heavily with jam..” I just love this statement. That is so powerful and so…um..um… empowering. In this day and age when all you hear is – to be beautiful you have to watch what you eat, you have to be thin, you have to choose foods wisely, you have to…
This statement is right there, in your face. It screams freedom, it screams happy, it screams “I am perfect the way I am and I am beautiful even if I eat the damn bread with butter and jam”
Powerful comment, my dearest Dace…! 🙂
I hadn’t thought of it as you’ve, so succinctly, expressed….
Hope you have a grand ‘bread, buttered heavily with jam’ weekend….
Enjoy, Dace; enjoy…! 🙂
what I mean by that is – you have a choice in everything you do. You have a choice to let other people to determine how you live your life, how you look, what you do or do not do, what choices you should make, or you choose yourself and what makes you happy – you choose to live
Yep; that’s how I read your comment…
The ‘bread’ reference I meant as ‘life’… Do whatever makes us comfortable, happy, contented, etc. Eat your bread whatever way you want to, or not; the choice is ours. This is why I thought your comment so powerful.. Sometimes we can engage in the thoughts of others, and try to squeeze ourselves into limitations that just don’t fit… Who cares, in the long run, if we fit a supposed glove of acceptable; it is only ourselves we need to be comfortable with. If that happens to agree with the majority; so be it; if it doesn’t, so be it. As long as the bread is buttered to our liking, and we do no harm, and wish no harm; the bread is good…..
I say once again to you, dear Dace… Enjoy your bread, whatever way you choose to eat it……. xoxoxo 🙂