Raindown

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The quest for rain. Will it ever come? The umbrella will tell the tale.

WPC: Quest

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Share Your World Week 36

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List 2 things you have to be happy about?

A good family and having a steady income now that allows me to buy the things I want and not depend on others so much.

If you could take a photograph, paint a picture or write a story of any place in the world, what and where would it be?

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I’d write about Egypt and the pyramids I suppose.

Should children be seen and not heard?

It depends – if I had children. They shouldn’t bother older people and stick to doing their own thing but every once in a while a kid can be good company.

List at least five of your favorite first names.

Brianna, Ashley, Jordan, Justin, Bianca off the top off my head.

Share Your World

Complicated

The road to eternal happiness

That is a complicated endeavor

Many times you will fall down

And cry your eyes out

Hoping for better days

But with friends and family around

The gift of love is everlasting and abundant

And your worries can be cast out of the window

For love is the ultimate healing power to all

Darkness, death, and fear

 

For the Song Lyrics of the Day challenge, I provided the song “Don’t Stop Believin” By Journey. It’s always a great song to listen to in times of despair and hopelessness.

 

Optimistic

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Don’t dwell on the past

For it only consumes you

Depression sets in

Sadness eats at your soul

That dark, dark hole you can’t get out

The light fades away

I can’t afford the sadness

For happiness has a much warmer embrace

And my struggle with that dark place

Will avoid at all costs

Struggle

Sweet Tooth Happiness

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Ice

cold to

the little tooth,

Sweet to the satisfaction,

A sensational happy moment,

Towering summit like Rocky Mountain high

Shrinking it down, that is the evening goal,

Watch out for whipped avalanche,

Skiing down the mountainside,

With one final maraschino,

Saved til last spoonful,

Plump and savory,

A stem is the

Fractional

Remain


In Response to the Daily Post photo prompt: Treat

A Joyous Family Get Together

What happens in Springfield, stays in Springfield. Okay, not really…it’s not that exciting but I’m just trying to be funny.

So today my great but sometimes odd family all came together in Springfield, Illinois as I told you was going to happen yesterday. And what a wonderful reunion it was. Everyone, that includes my two sisters, Emily and Liz, and their significant others, Connor and Shaun, mom, dad, uncle, and I, and the son, Jace, of Liz’s boyfriend Shaun. We all had a very fun and exciting day filled with happiness, laughter, and a lot of conversation coming from one overexcited video game expert.

vacation11A highway asphalt rolling machine I saw on the way to Springfield. The only reason I took this picture is because we were in a traffic jam and stopped on the highway.
vacation1Emily, my youngest sister and her boyfriend Connor, the very conversational video game junkie, at Bob Evans.
vacation5Matt Thornton – the greatest thing to come to convenience stores everywhere, that they even had to erect a giant sign of him.

vacation7And a gas pump at Thornton’s.
vacation6My meal at Bob Evans.
vacation14Floor arrow. How exactly do you make free happen? Oh, rob the place. So the arrow message is promoting shoplifting?
vacation12Neon lighted sign. Soda as they say in any state except Michigan, home to the word “pop”.
vacation10Scenery on the highway.
vacation08The Coca-Cola truck.
vacation17Overexposed picture of a frog on the outdoor patio table at the place we are staying, the home of an elderly lady with two grandsons.
vacation16Hickory River Smokehouse, where we ate dinner tonight. I had a pulled pork sandwich and couldn’t finish it because I was so stuffed.
vacation18Not so fabulous menu at Hickory River Smokehouse, a not so fabulous restaurant but the whole family was together for the first time.
vacation3Sharkie! I met this odd looking stuffed toy today in Emily and Connor’s car. To say that we didn’t have the least amount of fun waving it out the window and hitting it against heads would be wrong.

Tomorrow, our stay in Springfield continues with our visit to the Abraham Lincoln national cemetery and museum. I will be interested to be visiting my very first gravesite of a former president or any significant figure in history for that matter. There really isn’t that much to Springfield besides Lincoln but having the whole family come together in one spot is what I will really take from this trip.

The Infinite Film

If your life were a movie, what would its soundtrack be like? What songs, instrumental pieces, and other sound effects would be featured on the official soundtrack album?


Cue the lights
Cue the music
Whir, whir, whir
The screen comes on
A soft number
Pale face
“Introducing…”

Cheerfulness all around
Innocent scenes
Running through wheat fields
Looking over the hill
“Come in from the rain…”

Then a sudden darkening of tone
And crash!

The film speeds up
Blurring out of control
Changing rhythm
“Highway to Hell”
Montages memories sequence

What happened to the old me?
Reminiscing

The plot thickens
How to get out this predicament

Then the band sloooows down…
Soft and peaceful
Violin solo
Quiet background tune
“September”

Then BAM!
The music gets loud again
It’s anxiety, panic, madness
Racing against the clock
Out of control
Drum beats
Guitar shredding
Where am I
Losing it
Figuring it out
Spiral down, down, down
Slow down the music!

Sucked out
Back to normal
Steady pulsing
“Daylight”
In control
Happiness ensues
Script remains unfinished…


DP #62: “Cue the Violins.”