The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 23, 2022
LindaGHill is here with our Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the first 2-5 words at the top of the closest printed matter.” Open (if necessary) the closest printed matter to you. Use the first 2-5 words at the top of the page any way you’d like in your post. Have fun!
“Contrary to many people’s fear” Those five words always cause me to stress out. So I was not best pleased when they were the words I read from the book hubby is reading. Now that is a thing in itself because Hubby is not a reader and he would rather listen to the radio or watch TV. I was sceptical when his old friend came round with the book for him to read. I even said, “He will never read that , he doesn’t read books” well he doesn’t. The book is called Dear Life and is written by Rachel Clarke
So back to my fear of “Contrary to many people’s fear” whenever a sentence starts with that I see trouble brewing. “Contrary to many people’s fear” the petrol prices will drop soon… Really? “Contrary to many people’s fear“….. utility prices will stabilize, Really?
“Contrary to many people’s fear” the war in Ukraine will end soon… Really? “Contrary to many people’s fear” the NHS is not on the verge of collapse…Really? “Contrary to many people’s fear” global warming is not real…. Really???? I could go on but it’s too depressing so ,” Contrary to many people’s fear” this is not going to be a long drawn out and repetitive post. I am done now.
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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Thank you very much 😄
Beautiful, Willow! Have a wonderful weekend! xx Michael
Love your thinking, Sis!!
Just showing my madness 😂😂😂😂
We think the same way, Willow.
Stay positive and don’t let the world get you down – now there’s a challenge
Yes indeed it is a challenge right now I am holding on by a thread…. It’s creeping into my writing. I wish I was Morgana 🤣🤣🤣🤣😉😉
It is why I find politics andf politicians so infuriating
I soooo agree!
petrol prices here are beginning to fall, though not by much. Food prices continue to soar.
Nothing at all falling here 💕😲
Excellent post, Willow. Contrary to everybody’s fear we are still here.
Yes indeed we are …it’s been one of those days I shall be heading over to check how you are doing very soon 💜
Still here. 🤣
I know but your front door isn’t and I walked straight in….the front room is rather minimalist!
You may have noticed all the toothpicks on the floor. That’s all that remains of the furniture.
Oh! My ….I did wonder! 😲
Perhaps you could market the tooth picks …..the profit could go towards new furniture 💜
Rosewood would be in demand I’ll bet. “Get your rosewood toothpicks here.”
Oh! Only the best, my sister has beautiful Rosewood furniture which she had shipped back from Hong Kong in 1977 still absolutely beautiful. When they bought it in Hong Kong the shop owner demonstrated it was wareability by stubbing his cigarette out on it….??? Eeeeeek 💜
Yes indeed yikes 💜
Thank you it really bugs me
Interesting that this is what you interpret from these words!
I was being ironic…when I say “Contrary to many people’s fear” the petrol prices will drop soon… Really?
“Contrary to many people’s fear“….. utility prices will stabilize, Really?
I mean I do believe this, so be afraid ,😸
I realise that… My bad for doing two things at once!
What were you doing 💜
Watching a show! 🧡