Daily Prompt: 180 Degrees

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Tell us about a time you did a 180 degrees —changed your views on something , reversed a decision, or acted in a way you ordinarily don’t .

I was watching a ice hockey game. My favorite team was not playing so well in that particular year. Rather than stick to my decision of going for my favorite I changed and rooted for the team I never liked.

I changed my mind because my favorites were playing a lousy game, what was worse they started to fight, which lengthened the game.

I disliked their tactics so I changed and went for the team, who were never my favorite .

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Writing Prompt: Furry

Turn to your co-workers,kids ,facebook ¬†friends, family, – anyone who is accessible -an ask them to suggest an article,an adjective, and a noun. There’s your post title! Now write.

FURRY:

Furry is my middle name

Running around like crazy

Is my most favorite game

I hop here and I hop there

But I cannot go anywhere!

 

She says she’ll get me some company

Until that time comes I’ll be crazy

Living with humans is not a joke

They make me drink this horrid coke

Can anyone take me to a place

Where there is no human trace!

 

Then again I must agree

These are the best people

Who are taking care of me

They feed me and love me

They’ll do anything for me!

 

It was nice talking to you

Great folks, I’ll be back later

To tell you about my life 

Until then stay contented 

With yourself and your sweet Wife!

 

k: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/writing-prompt/

 

 

Jewel

I have spent years chasing the tail of my darkness.  Although my name is Jewel, I was anything but a Jewel. I laughed sometimes and thought I am not a nice person,why did my parents choose this name for me.   My parents died when I was a very young boy. I never enjoyed my childhood.  Early on I was into all kinds of trouble. I stole to satisfy my hunger. I envied the kids my age who were leading a better life than I. I never knew what love was. I grew up hating and cursing anyone who got in my way.

I was not proud of myself. I didn’t go to school. I could neither read nor write. I was tired of this dark life I was leading. I made up my mind to leave this darkness behind. I looked around to see which path was appealing. Suddenly I saw a giant oak tree. It caught my attention I followed ¬†the path that led to the tree. I felt the cool breeze. ¬†Nature was calling me. Humans didn’t comfort me. But nature was giving me the comfort I longed for. ¬†I sat under the tree ¬†and began thinking how to feel peaceful. I started to relax, this type of feeling was rare for me. I felt groggy and fell asleep.

Next thing I knew someone was calling me to wake up. Who could it be, I opened my eyes, staring at me was a lady in white. I’ve never seen angels but the word angel came on my lips. I uttered the word softly. She smiled and said, “I am Sara,I live close by, every day I come here for a walk, ¬†then I sit under this tree and meditate.”

I asked her what she meant by meditate, she said, ¬†” to meditate is to practice, ¬†training our mind to focus to reach a higher level of consciousness. You can meditate anywhere at anytime.”

I was happy to know I can really become a better person,if I learn to meditate.

I said, “I am Jewel, I am a very unfortunate man, I lost my parents when I was very young,I’ve spent a larger part of my lonely ¬†life loafing around. The things I did to fill my stomach will terrify you. It seemed this tree will lead me to the right path. I fell asleep hoping to find something or someone ¬†who will turn my life around when I’m awake. Maybe you can guide me to become a better person. This will be a miracle for me.”

“What kind of miracle are you looking for Jewel?”

“I want to come out of my dark and ugly life and become a good person. Do you think you can help me Sara?”

Her face brightened up when she heard my plea.

“Of course I’ll help you ,come with me. I live with my painter husband,he’s a good man, he and I will do what we can to make you happy.”

Thus started my life of happiness.  Sara and Gregoire changed my life. I learned to paint from Gregoire ,and Sara taught me how to meditate. We were happy.

I put my heart and soul to attain happiness. Whenever Sara thought I needed to relax,she’d invite me to play a game of cards. I’m embarrassed to admit I knew nothing about cards, with Gregoire and Sara’s help I learned the basics.

Now I think I am worthy of the name  Jewel. I know now when we try hard enough we can achieve happiness.

A Companion by R.Tagore translated by Ranu

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This is a short poem by Tagore. The title is , ‘A companion’

One afternoon,the beautiful day in the country side,persuaded me to go for a walk.

While walking along the side of a green grassy field,

I noticed a young dark girl sitting on the grass.

She was alone,quietly braiding her hair.

Her young frisky dog, watched her,

thinking it was  a game she was playing,

came right behind her to join in the game,

the woven braid swayed to and fro,the dog became increasingly excited,

first it continuously bit the braid,

English: Inverted French Braid. Deutsch: Zopf....

English: Inverted French Braid. Deutsch: Zopf. Polski: Warkocz francuski. Svenska: Halvv√§gs inbakad fl√§ta. –†—É—Ā—Ā–ļ–ł–Ļ: –ö–ĺ—Ā–į. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

the girl scolded him ,pulled the braid,

the dog jumped higher and higher and barked louder and louder,

it liked the game,the girl slapped it and scolded it.

She could not stop it.

Not knowing what to do, she picked him up and laid him on her chest.

She then stroked her pet gently and lovingly.