Featured Bloggers for Fog or Writer’s Choice
Since I don’t know all of your first names, I changed the format of Featured Bloggers somewhat to reflect your tagline or title. Your friendships mean so much. Thank you all for joining in.
- CATH’S CAMERA
- CEE’S PHOTO CHALLENGES
- FRANK @ BEACH WALK REFLECTIONS
- HEAVEN’S SUNSHINE
- LADY LEE MANILA
- LOVING LIFE
- LIFE AFTER 50 FOR WOMEN
- SECOND WIND LEISURE (SUNDAY STILLS)
- WIND KISSES
- WRITER RAVENCLAW
IT’S EASY TO PLAY ALONG WITH #WQWWC
This weekly writing challenge runs from Wednesday through Tuesday. The only rule is to use a quote. If you want to participate, create a pingback to link your post. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here. Be sure to link to the most recent post, not my page. I don’t see links to my page.
#WQWWC #49 – Topic: Forgotten
Definition: Unable or fail to remember something. To stop thinking or caring about someone
We get embarrassed, people hurt us, they die, they get Alzheimer’s and don’t remember us. We try to forget the pain. We can’t will forgetfulness or stop it from happening. Eventually, we do stop thinking or caring about someone or something as deeply as we once did. One day we wake up pain free, and think about the person or event, and it’s like it happened to someone else. The pain is forgotten.
It’s just as painful to forget someone’s name as you run into each other at the store or forget a word when you’re in a hurry to finish a blog post or the answer on a timed test. It’s even worse when you are speaking to a group and forget… your name or a salient point. People forget when they get nervous or tense. Practice, relaxation techniques, repetition exercises like mnemonics, and brain exercises all help, but the truth is that we all forget when we don’t want to.
Before I Forget to Mention Other Challenges
Today, along with #WQWWC, I’m combining Lindy Low Le Cog’s Guest Post, “Follow Your Bliss,” for Lens Artist Photo Challenge #175 along with Sunday Stills – “Ruby Red,” and Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge. I also want to include Jez’s Challenge, “Fan Of.” Colleen Chesebro started me writing poetry again and her book and blog can help you climb your poetree. I used my own images rather than Colleen’s for last week’s Tanka Tuesday Writing Challenge. Ju-Lyn’s post, Revel in Repetition also works well with Writer’s Quotes this week.
Looking up ruby red, I found a plethora of reds from bright red to almost black red in that category. Red also happens to be my blissful color especially when it comes to blouses, hats, hair, and cars.
My Choices for This Week
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
How could you forget Ruby lips Meant for you alone? Free verse (Haiku backwards 5-3-5) Ooops, I had forgotten! 3-5-3 is correct for a Haiku © Marsha Ingrao Rewrite #1 Ruby lips How could you forget? Meant for you. Rewrite #2 How could you? Forget ruby lips Meant for you.
Lady in Red
Yesteryear Toys In Store Windows
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.Aaron Siskind
Glimpses of Christmas Past
Once a ruby Red pedal car Ruby red stipes on ruby red pants Bear wearing ruby red vest Pounding ruby ringed drum Ruby red beads dance Atop ruby red ornament Ruby red treats reflected not real Ruby red car waits for Santa's helpers. Free verse © Marsha Ingrao
We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.Cesar Chavez
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.Woodrow Wilson
Ubiquitous Ruby Red Pick-Up
Wintery display, You see a red pick-up truck, In stores everywhere. Does it nourish souls? Or enrich the downhearted? Satisfy longings? Others' achievements Dissipated in payments For fading glories. Haiku © Marsha Ingrao
Forgotten Ruby Red Blooms
Don’t forget to tell yourself positive things daily! You must love yourself internally to glow externally.Hannah Bronfman
Hanging from the rafters Dripping beads of water poured During summer's heat Fuscias delight my view In the fields along a fence High above all heads Hollyhocks gisten in the blazing summer sun Remind us to smile as we wipe our brows. Free Verse © Marsha Ingrao
As the world becomes a more digital place, we cannot forget about the human connection.Adam Neumann
Mom’s Ruby Red Bug
Like that toy over there, Memories have dimmed. Together going everywhere. Your key on the chair. Zip, zip, zoom away Like that toy over there. To the coast if we dare Grab my hat and lip gloss Together going everywhere. Traded in disrepair, for digital delights, Like that toy over there. Forgotten fun shifting gears. Revving at the light, Like that toy over there, Together going everywhere. Villanelle © Marsha Ingrao
Now it’s your turn.
Tell us what you’ve forgotten, embarrassing, sad, or not. What don’t you EVER want to forget? Thanks so much for stopping by and having fun with quotes. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, if you celebrate it, and the rest of your week!