Friday, January 11, 2013

Fun Friday - The Fun of Memes.. The Power of Feelings

Five Minute Friday: Dive
The first thing I think of on reading the word ‘dive’ is a swimming pool, a diving board  a few feet high up in the air, and then in my mind, I hear a splash amoment later. And who dived into the water? Not me, I have not even thought about me diving into water from high up anytime though I do think a lot about swimming – something I yearn to learn and hope to do at least this year.
But as I think more the word also brings me to mind, of the human mind letting itself dive into moods and either emerging exultant when the mood was good or just sinking deeper into the depths of despair. I learned many years ago, from my first stay away from home, when I went to college, that dwelling on negative feelings really does feel like diving into unknown depths which are really dangerous and can pull you in. so before you go in too deep, you need to get yourself out. Soon enough, I learned not to dwell at all. Instead, I chose mainly to dive into waters that are joyful, beautiful, so I may emerge, a better person

For  NaBloPoMo's prompt of the day:
How do you find the energy to write when you're not in the mood?
I just have to get into it because as I said in yesterday’s post, every minute that I use my energy here energizes me. Self-sustaining :)

Today's dVerse prompt - the medium is the message - imagist poetry using the surroundings.
So here for Friday Flash 55 and dVerse is my 'Friday Folder Duty'

Marker smells,
About -me posters on the walls,
Artwork hanging on strung-wire,
Essay samples tacked to boards,
Today’s assignment on the whiteboard–
‘Resolutions for class’.
School notices, the weeks’ work –
Overwhelming number this week -
Piled – waiting to be orderly stacked
To their destination  by human hands -
Their person's Friday folders 
and then backpacks.
I am, as always, reading multiple books this week, and I just started on what I think is one of the biggest books I have ever read (excluding, of course, 'A Suitable Boy' by Vikram Seth!) - 'Bleak House' by Charles Dickens. Based on comments about the book on goodreads, I feel confident to start this with other reading going on, as they all say not to be overwhelmed by the size:)

Both excerpts today  for Book Beginnings: and The Friday 56  aree from Bleak House (using the ePub edition downloaded from Project Gutenberg)

'London. Michaelmas term lately over, and the Lord Chancellor sitting in Lincoln's Inn Hall. Implacable November weather. As much mud in the streets as if the waters had but newly retired from the face of the earth, and it would not be wonderful to meet a Megalosaurus, forty feet long or so, waddling like an elephantine lizard up Holborn Hill.'

The Friday 56
'He looked so disagreeable and his cat looked so wickedly at me, as if I were a blood-relation of the birds upstairs, that I was quite relieved by Richard's appearing at the door and saying, "Miss Summerson, I hope you are not bargaining for the sale of your hair. Don't be tempted. Three sacks below are quite enough for Mr. Krook!"'


  1. I really enjoyed reading your post. I do agree. I know when I focus on negative feelings the more it tends to drag me into worry and doubt. I don't like that, so I tend to focus on joy and happiness.

  2. oy, guess i got a bit of a break today...our exams started so its more grading what i those posters on the wall are pretty cool...

  3. Bit of an odd 56... at least for me.

  4. would love to see some of the artwork on that strung-wire...

  5. I just read a darling book by Terry Pratchett called Dodger. In that book Charles Dickens is a character and the author uses phrases that Charles later puts into a novel. Bleak house was one of them. It was a fun, silly book but it got me thinking how authors do come up with titles and phrases.

    Visiting from Book Beginnings.

    Anne@ My Head is Full of Books

  6. I love how the smell of markers evoked the sense of place. I read like you...about a half dozen at a time (not counting poetry.

  7. Holy Crap Woman!!!
    Cut back on the caffeine!
    But I Loved your 55....:-)
    You always come up with a great contribution that satisfies many prompts.
    Not an easy talent.
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End


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