They looked for glistening silver wings. They looked for radiance. They listened for voices so beautiful their throats would clench.
They overlooked their frowning neighbor who volunteered in the homeless shelter on the weekends.
They looked for the guardians that would give them their heart’s desire. They looked for signs that their lives were charmed. They listened for a wisdom greater than their own.
They overlooked the kind and gentle support they offered to the tantrumming child that gave his mother a few moments to compose .
They looked for majestic and brilliant beings and overlooked the angels in the mirrors.
This morning thinking of what life would be like if we all explored the angelic within ourselves and others.
Inspired by the daily prompt : explore
Long slender fingers with unsightly large joints.
Flexible. Too flexible. Tips curved up slightly.
Always chewed and bitten. Cuticles, not nails.
Now with scars from gardening. From cooking. From art.
Now spotted from brilliant sun light while biking. While kayaking.
Now wrinkled from years passing. Quickly. Far too quickly.
I wonder if he knows that I drive fast on the highway singing at the full volume to songs new and old. The songs I sing boldly proclaim my feelings for him.
I wonder if he knows that I mostly only write in my journals when I am angry. The words he would find scattered around do not tell the story of my love.
I wonder if he knows that I both love and fear the passing years. A graying beard and laugh lines suits him well.
Inspired by my love and the daily prompt: wonder.
With a little imagination, we can do anything.
No more spoon fed ideas!
Puréed politics is as unpalatable as over-cooked carrots spun through the food processor.
Talking heads in 1950s suits telling us what to think is so retro (and not in a good way like that mid-century modern you’ve been eying).
If your words are sharp, short and fire rapidly, think for a moment: have you heard this before, in exactly this way. If you have you know you have been memified.
Let everyone know, our brains are not empty waiting to be filled with their memes that crowd out original thought. Imagination needs the space that the memes take up. So throw them away like moldy cheese.
We have been playing it too safe. Think of your worst ideas.
The worse the better.
For brilliance rises not in the safety of acceptable ideas that carry no risk. Brilliance bursts into life from outrageous ill conceived unconventional thoughtS.
Failed ideas are the food of the precious few.
You cannot fail if you open a void
The old men peddle shame.
How can you blame them?
Their mamas lied to them.
Their wives lied to them.
The elders let their boyhood selves stand on soapboxes while their sisters clapped.
“Sit with the men. The girls will handle dinner.” The mamas said.
The papas grinned. “You are a chip off the old block.”
It’s anatomy and all that!
It’s the natural order!
Who could blame the old men now?
Inspired by gender bias in politics and the daily post, bewildered
A life carved in butter-soft flesh.
Hardened into crevices by a cold arctic wind.
Ice eyes sparkle.
A whale’s heart pounds large and generous in her tiny chest.
Inspired by the daily prompt: carve