Ronovanwrites Haiku Challenge 176

Daylight over

Sunset hues broken, drifting

Darkness is falling

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SYW November 20, 2017

Wind here blew my daughter’s power out and some poor souls are moving today! It’s supposed to be 59degrees F but are you kidding? I turned the heat on, lit candles and put on three layers plus a scarf. The ladies are supposed to go out this afternoon but we’ll see if we don’t get blown away first. has once again favored us with her Share Your World post, so jump in, the waters fine (assuming you live in Hawaii).

1. I never cheated in school or games, etc. When little I was petrified I would be caught doing something wrong and it never occurred to me to cheat. My grandkids think it’s funny I don’t cheat in games and I don’t tolerate it. What’s the point? It’s a game!

2. All of it. Trees and flowers especially. Clear lakes, mountains–exceptional beauty. Wonderful.

3. When I travel, I like to meet the real people. I would love to visit rural China to see how the people live, same for New Zealand, Africa, everywhere.

4. Inspiration this week is my oldest granddaughter. Last Christmas break she had her hips operated on, one at a time. This is a picture of her when we baked and decorated cookies. She was in constant pain but never complained. This year she’s back playing basketball and soccer again. I asked if it was painful and she said “not as long as I don’t fall down”. πŸ˜³πŸ˜«πŸ˜‚She’s an aggressive player like the rest of the family, and studying to be a doctor. No keeping her down!

Weekend Writing Prompt 29

She was almost moonstruck, watching the light sparkling on the water. This ragtag journey was even more than she hoped for. Swishing her hand through the salt water, she wished the boat would carry her on forever. She had read of catching the wanderlust of the sea and now she knew it was true.

He kept hoisting the sail. They would be clear of the lighthouse beam soon enough. Their adventure was about to begin.

Movie Monday

The African Queen

After religious spinster’s (Katharine Hepburn) missionary brother is killed in WWI Africa, dissolute steamer captain (Humphrey Bogart) offers her safe passage. She’s not satisfied so she persuades him to destroy a German gunboat. The two spend most of their time fighting with each other rather than the Germans. Time alone on the river leads to love.

Release date: February 20, 1952 (USA)

Director: John Huston

Story by: C. S. Forester

Screenplay: John Huston, James Agee, Peter Viertel, John Collier

Awards: Academy Award for Best Actor

MLMM Tale Weaver – Unlikely Conversations

“Hey little man, who do you think you are? You will never win, I can squash you like a bug!” His breath practically blew the boy off the ground he was standing on. He was standing straight up, trying to appear taller. Of course that didn’t fool the huge giant in front of him. The boy David was petrified, but remained stalwart.

Goliath was not the brightest soldier in the group, certainly over confident, being at least ten feet tall. He believed no one could ever defeat him. “So, boy, why have you come? You should go back and warn the others. I’m going to kill you all!”

“I am not running back. I am here to defeat you! Just because I am much smaller, I am wise.”

The giant laughed, saying, “Do your worst, I’ll wait”. David pulled back the sack holding a large stone and hurled it towards the giant. The stone hit the bigger man on the forehead and knocked him down, permanently.

Never underestimate the power of the Brave.