The Sandbox Writing Challenge #41 – Seduces Me

This week, over at Impromptu Promptlings, Lady Calen presents us with quite the thought provoking question:

What other worlds entice me?

Not that I’m not part of Nature, and that I don’t get out in the midst of it as often as possible, but that is a world, apart from my daily reality, which entices me. Communing with the Green Ones is something I wish I could do continuously. But, of course, living life includes having to tend to ADL, which takes me away from being outside.

Still, there are also different other worlds which call to me, so much so, that I answer. I’ve mentioned this first one often. It is a world which speaks to me on a integral level, but also a world which Little Girl Lost gravitates to, now that she’s out playing.

A second version, came into being, which has captured my heart, and has turned out to be rather more challenging:

When I’m giving my inner child the reins, of course, one passion leads to another, and I’ve recently discovered Paradise Bay:

My mind still goes back to Middle Earth, which has reigned supreme as the idyllic world – apart from the fighting. The seeming simplicity of the life of Hobbits, made it a wondrous world.

And the magic brought by the Elves:

I’ve made lemonade out of the rather disturbing lemons of life, and I don’t mind that it is a virtual beverage. After all, it was in Virtual Reality that I met my wonderful Knight in Shining Armor and to whom I am wed.

That’s the thing about books and film.  Ed Chigliak, in Northern Exposure put it best. Film is “White man’s medicine.” And I find that to be so for myself.

P.S. Holy Michael Allouicioius Finnegan! This long strange trip its been through the nightmare alley of wordpress commenting these last days, brought me to yet another world which beguiles me. The Alternate Universe! YES, that draws me in beyond belief. It just hit me.

What would my life have been were I aware of the alternate universes in which this life is lived a million other ways? Who would I have been, how would I have felt? What about time travel? Now THERE’s a lure if there ever was one.

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Fran @ TravelGenee
    Jun 04, 2016 @ 20:54:13

    Hi, I’m doing the A to Z road trip. Loved it that your videos worked in Australia. Many of the blogs I have visited the videos are not working because the IP address is in Australia. I could not find an about page. I may have just missed it. It is nice to read this when visiting a first time. Congratulations on taking on another challenge.
    Fran @travelgenee visiting from the A to Z Road Trip, TravelGenee Blog



    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Jun 05, 2016 @ 12:46:04

      Greetings Fran! YAY! @ another Road Tripper 🙂 Thank you and very happy that the videos worked! Sometimes they just don’t, and I have no clue why. My about page is called FIM NOIR at the top left of my blog right next to the HOME op. Congrats, as well to you on finishing A to Z! I’m looking forward to next year.

      Looking forward to heading your way on my Road Trip.




  2. badfish
    Jun 05, 2016 @ 01:00:33

    I had to google ADL…what the heck? And so then…what is the Anti-Defimation League? Or…an even better question…what is Activities of Daily Life? What grounds your spirit–dishes, cooking, shopping, weeding the garden? Love this line: “I’ve made lemonade out of the rather disturbing lemons of life, and I don’t mind that it is a virtual beverage.” Love it.

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    • Soul Gifts
      Jun 05, 2016 @ 08:25:19

      If I may put my two bits worth in here – as a retired nurse ADL’s took me straight back to ‘activities of daily living’ that formed the foundation for all good nursing care, especially in the community. The basic essentials that we all need in order to live – food, shelter, safety, ability to care for the self….

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Jun 05, 2016 @ 13:25:22

      I’m ROTFL here! You brighten my day, dude!
      ADL (my shorthand from my days of working Home Health Care) is Activities of Daily Living. It basically means all the basic things we do throughout the day – brushing teeth, showering, cooking, eating, cleaning, doing the bills… crap like that. Stuff that takes me away from the fun things.

      Goodness Gracious Green, I don’t want to ground my Spirit, except on the occasion, after ceremony, to ‘ground’ the Energy which was raised. But I want to fly free, soar with the Owls, Eagles, Hawks, Geese, and all manner of winged ones!

      Thank you for loving my lemonade analogy 😀



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  4. calensariel
    Jun 05, 2016 @ 01:24:53

    That Paradise Bay game looks rather nice. And of course I LOVE the LOTR clips. Funny, after all these years I still know the scenes, the dialog practically by heart! Love this post! It was right up your alley!



    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Jun 05, 2016 @ 13:34:00

      OMGosh! Paradise Bay is so much fun, and thoroughly addicting. 🙂 Little Girl Lost will attest to that! 😀

      That’s the way of it, with things we love and watch over and over again, and it’s been (just from the movie pov) fifteen years! Wow, that’s amazing! And that’s why Gandalf’s quote to Frodo sticks with me.

      And yes, I’m very happy in these other worlds. They’re quite, say it with me, enticing!



  5. Soul Gifts
    Jun 05, 2016 @ 08:21:36

    It’s opened up so many other possibilities for responding to this challenge 🙂
    Really enjoyed this post 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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