Monday, May 10, 2021

Monday WRites 297

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GREEN BANANAS puzzle on TheJigsawPuzzles.com 
  
 
Mosaic: Flowers at The Table.
Green Bananas. Here in T&T we say  Green Figs. We cook them
The pretty flowers are from The Crown of Thorns

 


We are in still in our 3rd lockdown from here in Trinidad and Tobago. 

You've heard about the Monday Blues well this is Monday WRites (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance for eg the rite of afternoon tea). 

Welcome to Monday WRites #297: A Happy Monday to all. Be Safe.

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BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH
#130: Keeping Her Memory Alive

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Prosery:
Here’s the thing about existing
Challenge: to use the words 
"Only mouths are we. Who sings the distant heart which safely exists in the center of all things"

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We are wearing the mask, in those places where the virus poses a threat to our humanity. Our voices may sound muffled at first, however our ears learn again to listen, more attentively.

So now we hear every word fresh and new, clear and sounded.

 Listen we must; to cautions of distancing, sanitizing, hand washing, isolating. The word 'we' holds deeper meaning: within distance of oceans and horizons, no longer constraining boundaries as of before.

The consciousness of a higher power appeals to  us all

In this now then, only mouths are we. Who sings the distant heart which safely exists in the center of all things
TO A HIGHER POWER © gillena cox 2021





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28 comments:

  1. ...now I'm hungry for a banana! I hope that your week is off to a great start Gillena.

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  2. Thanks for dropping by Tom

    Much💚love

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  3. I hope the situation improves there soon! I like how you write people are now listening more carefully. Stay safe, Gillena.

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  4. I think that we can only make it through this pandemic if we think about we... we do things for each other, even taking the jab when it's time.

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  5. Thanks for dropping by Björn

    Much💚love

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  6. A most timely and poignant write, Gillena! Here's hoping the situation improves soon. We are also currently facing lockdown. Thank you so much for adding your voice to the prompt! 💝

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  7. I, too, went with a Higher Power, AllThatis. You made the prompt work so well, making it topical and relevant.

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  8. Thanks for your appreciation Glen

    Much💚love

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  9. Well done Gillena. You are right Covid-19 helps us think more about our existance and who is really in charge of the Earth and the Universe!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Dwight

      Much💚love

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  10. I like how you used the prompt. It brings the matter close to the heart.

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  11. Thanks for your appreciation Lili

    Much💚love

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  12. Gillena - I hadn't really thought about it, but you are right that we are listening more closely when people wear a mask. Another silver lining of the pandemic! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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  13. Thanks for your appreciation Angie

    Much💚love

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  14. It is so true that as we put up physical boundaries, we find we are open to the world in a new way:

    'within distance of oceans and horizons, no longer constraining boundaries as of before.'

    I hope this is helping you cope with lockdown, and that it will be over soon!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Ingrid

      Much💚love

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  15. Yes, Gillena, we do have to pay closer attention because of masks. It is even more difficult for people with hearing problems and no way of lip-reading. I hope that listening more carefully will continue and people will benefit from it, so that at least one good thing comes out of this awful pandemic.

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  16. Thanks for your appreciation Kim

    Much💚love

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  17. Never eat cooked green bananas. Sounds delicious.
    Happy MosaicMonday.

    Stay healthy and well.

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  18. Thanks for dropping by Erica

    Much💚love

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  19. Your Prosery is beautiful ......

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  20. Thanks for dropping by Helen

    Much💚love

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  21. Very true Gillena. The Covid made all of us think hard and not just reflect and forget. It gets frightening by the minute!

    Hank

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  22. Thanks for your appreciation Hank

    Much💚love

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  23. Yes, masks have truly made people pay more attention. I like how you took a classic sounding line and made it work for the modern voice. Nicely done.

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  24. Thanks for your appreciation Raivenne

    Much💚love

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