The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 3/18
This week LindaGHill has set us the prompt Point for her #SoCs. Here is how it works. ‘Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “point.” Open a book on your lap, close your eyes, and put your finger on the page. Whatever you land on, whether it be a word, a phrase, or a sentence, write about it. Enjoy’
Right book on my lap, eyes closed, po roll the pages plonk down the finger and…
“The second anniversary of the fall of the Bastille was nothing like the first.”
Where can I go with this, I have not read the book? It is not even my book it belongs to hubby.
For years France was divided into three Estates. The First Estate was the clergy. The Second Estate was the nobles. The Third Estate was everybody else. As usual the first and second estates kept the third downtrodden, poor, hungry and abused. As always happens, eventually the Third Estate rose up and the French Revolution was born .
The Bastille was stormed on July 14 /1789 the rest, as they say is History 😀.
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and
hopefully in to light ??
I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well.
I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.
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21 thoughts on “The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 3/18”
You did well, Willow, without reading the book!!
Well I knew it was about that period of history so I just wrote what I could remember from school history lessons.💜
Haha, good job, Willow. It worked perfectly! ❤
Thank you Miriam, I have been left school for a long long time 😉
Yes, people say you learn everything in high school. At least it covers all the basics before people choose majors in college, then the area of interest gets narrower… 🙂
Yes indeed, though I never went to college or university 💜💜
Then you have everything you need. Some people went to college but found out that’s not what they want to do for work. ❤ ❤
I left school at 15 and went into an apprenticeship as window dresser. The rest is history 😀💜
Experience is priceless, Willow. ❤ 🙂
In the end it is 💜💜
Yes, Willow. Time can tell. ❤ ❤
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Great take on the prompt sis 💜
I had to rely on my limited school knowledge from forever ago!! 💜💜💜
I feel like I should read this book, Willow. Well done on the poem and music choice!
Thank you, Hubby started reading it last time we in France. I think I will read it too 💜