Daily Prompt: Lookin’ Out My Back Door

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Look out you back window or door__ describe what you see,as if you were trying to convey the scene to someone from another country or planet.

This is an imaginary dialogue with my brother, who’s visiting me from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Me:    Hey Riaz, come and see the scene from my back window.

Riaz: Ranu, your backyard is large, don’t you grow some vegetables and flowers?

Ranu: We have a bed where we planted some perennials.

Riaz: What are perennials?

Ranu : These are variety of flowers, like tulips, daffodils and peonies,petunias. Once you plant them, you do not have to plant them again they come year after year. This way is cheaper, not like annuals they have to be planted every year.

Riaz: Who mows your lawn, it looks beautiful, I like how green the grass is?

Ranu: I used to mow the lawn one time but as you can see the land is not flat, I found it challenging to continue mowing. I had to  hire the lawn care people. Their company is called, “Affordable Lawn Care,” I’ve often told the owner the  name of your company should be named , “Unaffordable  Lawn Care”.

Riaz : Who owns these trees?

Ranu : One  beside the driveway on the right side, belongs to us, the other one in the middle of our lawn and the neighbor’s, belongs to my next door neighbor.

Riaz: the leaves of these trees are very interesting , what is the name of the trees?

Ranu: They are maple trees, in the Autumn the leaves fall off the trees and the trees are bare. When you see them in the winter, you might think the trees are dead, but this is not the case. In Spring the leaves begin to show up by summer the trees are covered with leaves.

Riaz: I see your neighbor’s roof, what is it covered with?

Ranu: They are shingles, they last for over twenty years. Now that you’ve seen my backyard what do you think?

Riaz: Your backyard is awesome, it is worth it to hire professionals to look after it.

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DP Daily Prompt: Rolling Stone Post by Ranu

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I remember the saying,” A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss”. If I am given the opportunity to live a nomadic life.I’d certainly want to try.The best place I’d choose would be,keeping in the tune with  the song,’O give me home,where the buffaloes roam and the sky is not cloudy all day. A home on the range where the deer and the antelopes play.’

It is not difficult to decide.I have seen and lived in cities,while they have their charm,life is complex and full of stress. A nomadic life can help to look at my innermost self. I’d like to spend my time studying nature.It will provide the experience,Tagore had when he wrote those beautiful poems and songs. I feel blessed,I can read and understand him and appreciate his hard work that he left behind for us to enjoy.

When I leave for a life,which is carefree and rejuvenating,to me it will be heaven on earth. I am certain I will not miss my home base. I’d be busy talking to the variety of animals,I’d come in contact with.For once I’d get to see nature and learn to appreciate it. The absence of city life cannot and will not be an issue. I’ll think of Wordsworth and his poem,”I wandered lonely as a cloud . That floats on high o’er vales and hills, when all at once I saw a crowd,A host of golden daffodils.”

It will give me an occasion to feel Tagore’s poetry, “We play with the golden dawn,we play with the silver moon”. I ask , “But how am I to get up to you?” They answer,”Come to the edge of the earth lift up your hands to the sky, and you will be taken up into the clouds”. These are the moments I will treasure. I’d love to give nomadic life a try.