The Sandbox Writing Challenge Bonus Question — That’s What Friends Are For

We got a spontaneous bonus question from Lady Calen, over at Impromptu Promptlings for The Sandbox Writing Challenge.

QUESTION: What do you wish others would  take with them after meeting with you?

What I wish others would take with them after spending time with me is that they feel I respect them, care about them, and they would know I’d do anything I could to help them if they needed it. And I hope they would be smiling, and felt they had fun when we were together.



sandbox Writing Challenge – What Else Is New?

This week at Impromptu Promptlings, Lady Calen presents The Sandbox Writing Challenge 24 — Undone? This is a topic which is close to my heart. In fact, I sat here for so long, trying to figure out what I could say about this, that if I did not get on with it today, it too would remain undone.

What have you left undone?

I believe ‘Undone’ is my middle name. My parents got it wrong with the one they chose. I’m a starter – always beginning projects, but not often finishing.

The list might be hefty – shall I get a Glad bag?

There is even a song that goes with this:

That’s all she said.

Mundane Monday #43 – If You Wear It, Spring Will Come

Mundane Monday, got here on Tuesday. Blame it on an avalanche of email. I do. 🙂

Pho Trablogger, brings us the chance to display the ‘pretties.’

My photo for today:


I am yearning for spring, and the bright colors and lovely flowers brought it home to me. I wear it on my sleeves, and it swirls about my knees…

The Monday Music Medicine Show – It’s All Greek To Me

The Monday Music Medicine Show LOGO

Welcome to the Monday Music Medicine Show – THE 42!

Round and Round she goes, where she stops nobody knows.

Sometimes I don’t need to understand the lyrics. The music itself speaks volumes to me, of something inner, mysterious and necessary. Though just listening to the voice sing words is a sensual feast of unknown sustenance.

I first heard this song as background music in an episode of “Breaking Bad.” And the treasure hunt was on. Yet I discover that it is important for there to be a specific musicality which some other versions did not bring to me. So I searched, and found the perfect original verion. Jose Larralde has a splendid voice, speaking or singing. It is rich, deep and full. I have never found out what the specifics of the words are, and don’t feel I have to, at least not right now. It’s enough to just bathe in the exquisite sound of the blending of instrumentation and unknown words.

Quimey Neuquen – Jose Larralde

So my beautiful Monday Music Medicine Show friends, if it pleases you to play, share with us: what songs have you found where you did not understand what was being sung, but felt no need to know? The song was enough, remaining a mystery. You know I want to hear it! Share it there (your own blog with a ping back), or share it here.

BYOM and  remember: It Don’t Mean A Thing If You Don’t Send That PING!

Music is the Medicine in my Soul and I hope yours is as healing and nurturing as mine!

Singing Smiley

The Sandbox Writing Challenge 23 – That Smell

There are some challenges given to us by The Sandbox Writing Challenge, hosted at Impromptu Promptlings, by Lady Calen, which I don’t even have to think about. This was one of them.

The question this week:

What door have you closed in your life, and why?
Will you ever open it again?

This is not a hard question. In fact, there is really only one door which I have closed, and that was 44 years ago. In 1972, I closed the door on substance abuse. The why of it should be obvious. But on the chance there is someone out there who would not know why I’d close that door, I’ll spell it out for you. It was a dangerous way of living my life. It was hurting me, and it was hurting those I love. I live with the consequences of it and have begun treatment for one of those consequences, which was life threatening – as much so as the abuse itself was.

As to whether I would open it again, I sincerely hope not. I’ll just say I don’t want to become that stupid again.

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