Today’s photography prompt was inspiring. I refilled my glass gingerbread man with syrup and I made some healthy gingerbread with freshly grated ginger and toasted hazelnut flour (instead of almond). I’m so glad I tried it, because Gingerbread People are delicious.
Lift it up Hold it up to a light source a reflection of changes my broken parts may slide when the waters arrive to challenge the edges of this lift the corner see our wild beasts absorbed in fascination to elucidate reject the sameness of life takes on a different meaning find a beautiful haven some way for mutuality and interaction like a string of horses splashing ahead in terms of connection I have so much ground to cover, cook longer, and then check again
I knew today’s photo challenge “cheer” was going to be tough. My cold is holding on tight and I spent the night coughing and shivering, but I was determined. So I made no-bake healthy oatmeal cookies to eat like Santa all day, and put on a Christmas record. Just as “Rudolph’s Christmas Party” started to play, I heard sirens. It seemed early, but I looked outside, and it was Santa! The world appeared to agree that I should be filled with Christmas cheer!
Today I found cheer continuing to develop yesterday’s ideas. I brought Christmas to the mirrorworld.
Poetic Bloomings has an interesting prompt today. Prompt #363 is “Marley Was Dead.” However, it’s not a morbid prompt. That is the opening of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The prompt is to write a spirit of Christmas poem exploring my personal Christmas past, present, and/or future.
Let’s see if I can get in the spirit.
Christmas Past is Present
I select the blue snow-covered trees open the fold and up pops Santa’s workshop like a setting for figurines and play things I think I’ll make some elves perhaps a polar bear and a talking snowman to act out the song-stories among the reindeer
I start the record and I am transported dancing in the living room by the light of the tree before playing with the decorations clipping and unclipping the painted wood birds as they fly about to visit the other ornaments
Soon the room would host a cardboard sleigh and reindeer, arriving Christmas morning with blow-up conical Santa at the reins somehow getting smaller every year his crumbling, slanting sleigh less full of presents
I hear sirens Can it already be? I fling open the door camera ready and there is Santa in his sleigh The firemen bring him by to wave “hi” a bit early this year.
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