What’s the last thing you’re most scared to do? What would it take to get you to do it?
Winter to me can be very scary, the blizzard, ice on the pavement, driveway and streets; keeps me from going out. I’m contented to stay home, rather than walk on ice.
The news on the radio about slippery roads and that the citizens should be careful, frightens me. My biggest fear is falling and breaking my arms or legs, this fear in me is the reason why I prefer to stay indoors.
I cannot believe there is anything that can possibly make me walk on ice unassisted.
Day 9: Cold, Concrete Poem,Anaphora/Epistrophe
Today’s form : Concrete Poetry
Today’s device: Anaphora/Epistrophe
my mind begins
to wonder, are we
expecting to see large
snowflakes today?My mind
says:not just yet,be ready
with your shovels and ice pick
after snow it might rain and make
the surface slippery and icy,it really
becomes so bad only your skates will help.
when the snow will show up.
It will cover the car, the walkway
the outside porch and driveway and the tree
O God, help me I will say
O God, You are the one who
can save me,from the cold ice and snow
From today I will begin to Pray,
So the snow is not heavy, I will Pray,
Do you think it will help if I Pray?
So that the winter does not last long!
We cry for lots of reasons: sadness, pain,fear….. and happiness.When was the last time you shed tears of joy?
Almost every day I feel joyous. The very fact that the snow, winter, the freezing days, the ice on streets and pavements have run its course, that this unpleasant weather is on its way out, gives me relief and happiness.
Sunset at 4 pm is such a difficult thing to bear, I look forward to longer hours of daylight and warm sunshine with pleasure .
I am longing to see and feel the fresh air without covering myself from head to foot, the green grass, trees covered with leaves, birds singing, announcing the end of winter and welcoming the arrival of summer.
This is when I say yes the happy days are here again!
For this week’s writing challenge, take on the theme of H 20 .What does it mean to be the same thing, in different forms.
Ice,Water and steam:what it means to be the same thing in different forms.
I’ll start with “Ice” : It is useful in many ways, it helps to cool our drink on a hot day.It is a way to preserve food and keep them from spoiling, it also plays a part in some health adages such as chewing ice suggests you have some kind of nutritional deficiency which may be true.
Ice is also essential in hockey,i.e ice hockey , during the winter there are numerous ice rinks where sports enthusiasts either practice their skating skills to get them fit for important games, or just skate for pleasure.
Ice skating is another sport where the skater learns to do jumps, double triple or quadruple to do well in competitions.
The second form according to my list is,”Water” : It is one of the most natural resources for all kinds of living things, it determines where people can live and also their quality of life.Despite the fact there is plenty of water on Earth, it is not always available when and where it’s needed.One must consider water as a finite resource which has limits and boundaries to its availability and suitability for use.
The next form is steam: Since fuel is consumed to heat water that becomes steam, the gas is valuable, it can be used for a variety of purposes.
Steaming is a great way to prepare vegetables, it is healthy because we do not need oil or any kind of fat to cook it. Unlike other cooking methods gentle heat helps vegetables keep more of their nutrients and flavor.
I saw some pictures of astronauts on the moon,it looked like they were hopping. I know lack of gravity made them look like they were walking in slow motion. Whatever we choose to call it I guess we are free to do so.
When I first tried to walk on ice I wasn’t sure I’d be able to succeed without falling and breaking my leg. I managed to walk slowly, every step I took felt like it was an accomplishment.
It might seem weird to people who are born and brought up in a cold country, to them walking on ice is no big deal.
I was born and brought up in a country where the word snow is unknown. When I tell them how difficult it is to walk on snow or ice
they do not get it.
Although I live in a cold country now , I still am scared to walk on snow or ice.
From “The Non-Stop Fright” (1927). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Fright Night (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I am afraid of so many things. I don’t know about others,I am terribly scared of flying. Where I live it’s almost the only way if I want to get out of the island. There is by road,if I want to drive for ten hours to get out of the island,then take the ferry to go across followed by more driving depending where I am planning to go. I have not overcome my fear of flying,I still fly and pray while we are taking off and landing,which according to my brother are the crucial moments.
I am also afraid when it is dark to be clear night time travelling.I had to do that too.
Where I live we have a lot of snow,sometimes when the temperature warms up and melts the snow and then freezes the ice on the drive way,street,pavement is dangerous.I have the fear of falling and breaking some part of my body. So far I have fallen a few times.
When I was teaching,it was known throughout my school,’Mrs.Asgar is afraid of ice’,I didn’t feel embarrassed when an eight year old who watched me walking ever so slowly,asked me if I needed help,I gladly took her hand and resumed walking little faster,I had help.
These are some of the things that frightens me. What helped me was I got Divine help from above , and human help on earth!
snowplough (Photo credit: freefotouk)
I am sorry to see the long Summer days leaving us.
Now what will follow is something I shudder to think, ‘WINTER’.I can see cold hard winter days in my future. I’ll no longer see the lush green lawns,colorful flowers, birds of all variety adorning my patio.
It will be replaced by mountains of snow,slippery streets,bare trees,snowstorms, People clothed from head to foot in huge parkas to protect themselves from cold wind.We’ll be busy buying hat,coat,gloves and scarves. What is worse is the transportation,the cars will have to be equipped with winter tires.Driving will be a chore.
The most inconvenient thing we have to face is the snow plows dumping hard rock- like snow in front of our driveway. I’ll have to stay home most days,I am terrified of falling on the ice.
I wish I could convince ‘Summer’ to stay longer. It is something I cannot hope. Changing of seasons is a natural phenomenon. I will have to be satisfied thinking, ‘Summer’ will come again, I have to be patient!