I think this is down Lexington Ave in Manhattan. I continue to promise myself to ‘title’ my photos at the time of photography or shortly thereafter, but I never do.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symmetry.”
HAIKU HORIZONS PROMPT: RING
NEVER ENDING BOND
CHERISHED SYMBOL OF DEEP LOVE
Normal on the surface
And that’s where it stops
At school days end back to the shelter
Friends can’t come over
And there’s no sleep over
Cause we’re living far from normal
That’s what mom said
No place to stay no place to play
Since grandpa went to heaven
It has been this way
Without a room of our own
We moved to a shelter
‘Cause this was the only way
Missed curfew no bed for the night
Riding the train is now our plight
Danny ’cause he’s little cried all night
Mom planned it so we would get to school
On time for breakfast ’cause
There was not much dinner last night
Thought I would take this opportunity to share the above with you, as I am still in an acrostic state of mind from the A to Z Challenge.
No. This one is not mine it was posted in the office of the placed where I had my mammogram done yesterday. With Mother’s Day in the wings it might not be a bad idea to honor matriarchs as well as those blessed with wisdom, sisters, daughters and aunts to take the time to have a mammogram. In the spirit of keeping on top of things. This is what she does for everyone else, now its her turn.
A to Z Challenge
S is for SALSA
Definition: a fast Latin American Dance with influence from several Latin Cultures
S. Saturated in the rhythms of the night
A. Annabella was lost in its sensuality her body moved of its own accord
L. Last time she was here they had shared a connection
S. She danced all inhibitions thrown
A. As he watched her across the floor he was drawn to her he moved toward her their eyes met she felt it too he was distracted by his buddy Jake when he regained focus she was gone
Photo taken at The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
When in the city it’s always way more fun to tip the camera skyward.
On my car radio this morning there was this story..a blurb actually.
A young woman went out on a blind date with someone she met on the internet. After the date they went back to her apartment. She went into another room for something and when she came back her TV and her Dog was gone. In reporting this to the police she didn’t even know his last name.
I’d say she was lucky!!. What is going on out there????
We keep expecting monsters to look like monsters!!
I took this photo at the Brooklyn Museum some time ago
Challenge – Most Influential “Writing Moment”
— April 17, 2014 by Opinionated Man
Do you have a moment that you consider the most influential on your writing? If so care to share? If you write a post and send me the link I will reblog.
photo taken off the pier in the neighborhood
MOST INFLUENTIAL WRITING MOMENT
I don’t particularly remember a moment of influence like a teacher saying ‘great job you could be a writer’ or anything like that. All I remember was that for me, writing didn’t come with furrowed brows and beads of sweat like it did for my counterparts.
In school, essay questions were my forte. Where others panicked on the lack of multiple choice questions, I saw it as an opportunity to hover, circle and land in the spot I needed to be to answer the question. I was biding time till the light-bulb flicked on. There was some appreciation for that from the teacher it showed her I could think. Of course, I didn’t think of it that way at the time.
As I came into young adulthood writing my thoughts down kept me out of jail. As I would read it back it became the ‘slap in the face’, ‘the wake up’ and ‘ the are you crazy’ I needed to just walk away and not do something stupid. Now that would be a most influential writing moment, right? That’s what I mean about writing around it till it comes! Unfortunately, I never kept any of those written words. Recently I have been writing poetry and have been finding that some of that stuff was just writing itself. Writing is fun as well as therapeutic and it’s cheaper than a therapist. And now that I am done with school, it feels like a luxury.
O is for OGEE
Definition: OGEE…S- Shaped
O Ocean on one side picturesque jagged cliffs on the other this narrow roadway hugs the edge
G Grand ocean views tempered by rambunctious crashing waves like screaming warriors scaling a precipice only to be sucked back down again
E Evenings send the mesmerizing sunsets the temptress beckons seducing all on this curvy drive
E Every stolen glimpse from this meandering S-shape is a glimpse closer to peril