Pondering the nuances between ‘an elder’ and describing someone as ‘elderly’. Would exploring the subtleties make for an exciting, enlightening ESOL lesson or merely be bewildering? #mbnov
In 1977, age eleven, I was taken to see the first Star Wars movie to come out in theaters (now called Episode 4). Fell passionately in love with that world and spent many happy years with my sibs and friends creating new stories, planets, costumes and so much more…so…May the Force Be With You. #mbnov
So many things positive things bind us personally (family, place, stories), but also as part of a greater network across time, places and common human experiences. The theme of woven threads and webs recurs in many mythologies. In a world of complex but not obvious systems that is comforting. So often, we don’t see the invisible threads until something breaks (ecosystems, supply chains) then we are delightfully surprised by mirror neurons and quantum entanglement. For me there is something joyful in the awareness that we are threaded together in a shining web, and hopeful, too, that the invisible threads will be a bit more visible from now on.
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It’s late…the day flew by without a way for me find a way to use inflate in a way that I can creatively relate. Peaceful and happy sundown to you all! #mbnov
Puzzling over the rustling in the trees, in the leaves. The wind is still. Late Autumn is a hustling, bustling, nut-stuffing time in the trees, in the leaves. #mbnov
Sitting on the stoop, scoping out the scoop.
Watching the birds do the loop de loop – in the stooks, in the sticks, in the stalks.
This is what two days of watching election results does to a mind. 🙂 #mbnov
Near to hand is nature, simple physical tasks, distraction from waiting, anxiety. Fatally, also near to hand is the ‘Net. ‘Just a quick check’. #mbnov
It will astonish me if we have election results by bedtime. Trying not to stress or doomscroll. Failing. #mbnov
Concentrate. Spiralling into concentric circles, distilled into essence, while the wild wings of distraction flutter on the edge and and the dragonflies of diversion dart in, tempting, leading me down their wobbly path. #mbnov
Dreary – excellent word. Very Poe. Very November, though this month starts cheery, with colors galore. Not gray, grismal until we are weary, bleary and wind-swept until teary. #mbnov