Tuesday, January 26, 2021

TRANSPORTATION AT LAST... T3M's TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGE...


 “Beyond a certain speed, motorized vehicles 
create remoteness which they alone can shrink. 
They create distances for all and shrink them for only a few. 
A new dirt road through the wilderness 
brings the city within view, but not within reach, 
of most Brazilian subsistence farmers. 
The new expressway expands Chicago, 
but it sucks those who are well-wheeled 
away from a downtown that decays into a ghetto.” 
~
 Ivan Illich

Sunday, January 24, 2021

A BIT OF THE BUBBLY... TAW's WINE CHALLENGE...


 Red red wine, you make me feel so fine 
You keep me rockin' all of the time 
Red red wine, you make me feel so grand 
I feel a million dollar when you're just in my hand 
Red red wine, you make me feel so sad 
Any time I see you go, it make me feel bad
~
Neil Diamond

Saturday, January 23, 2021

ONE AND A HALF MAN BAND... SPA's MUSIC CHALLENGE...


You can't always 
choose the music 
life plays for you,
but you can choose 
how you dance to it.

UMBRELLA PARADE... DIGITAL WHISPER's RAIN...


 I'm only happy when it rains 
I feel good when things are goin' wrong 
I only listen to the sad, sad songs 
I'm only happy when it rains 
I only smile in the dark 
My only comfort is the night gone black 
I didn't accidentally tell you that 
I'm only happy when it rains
~
Garbage

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

THE GOODLY FOLKS... T3M's FAMILY CHALLENGE...


 Uncle Ezekiel and Aunt Clara 
were goodly folks,
they felt it was their duty to 
visited all of their neighbors faithfully
for an hour each week
to cheer them, share their knowledge
and let them know just what they were doing wrong. 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

MONA's BLUE PHASE... TAW's BLUE CHALLENGE...


 After you go, I can catch up on my reading 
After you go, I'll have a lot more time for sleeping 
And when you're gone, 
looks like things are gonna be a lot easier 
Life will be a breeze, 
you know I really should be glad 
But I'm bluer than blue, 
sadder than sad 
You're the only light this empty room has ever had 
And life without you is gonna be 
Bluer than blue
~
Randy Goodrum

Saturday, January 16, 2021

FRAMED... SPA's FRAMED CHALLENGE...


 “It's funny how the beauty of art 
has so much more to do with the frame 
than the artwork itself.” 
~
 Chuck Palahniuk

DON'T STOP BELIVING... DIGITAL WHISPER's JOURNEY CHALLENGE...


 Just a small town girl 
Livin' in a lonely world 
She took the midnight train goin' anywhere 
Just a city boy 
Born and raised in South Detroit 
He took the midnight train goin' anywhere 
 Searchin' in the night 
Streetlights, people 
Livin' just to find emotion 
Hidin' somewhere in the night 
Don't stop believin' 
Hold on to that feelin' 
 Don't stop, believin' 
Hold on Streetlights, people 
Hold on to that feelin'
~
Journey

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

THE KID IS IN THE MAIL... T3M's MAIL ART CHALLENGE...


 Just a few weeks after Parcel Post began in the early 20th century, an Ohio couple named Jesse and Mathilda Beagle “mailed” their 8-month-old son James to his grandmother, who lived just a few miles away in Batavia.  Baby James was just shy of the 11-pound weight limit for packages sent via Parcel Post, and his “delivery” cost his parents only 15 cents in postage (although they did insure him for $50). Over the years, these stories continued to pop up from time to time as parents occasionally managed to slip their children through the mail thanks to rural workers willing to let it slide. Finally, on June 14, 1913,  the postmaster officially decreed that children could no longer be sent through the mail.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

AMAZING GRACE... TAW's DANCE CHALLENGE...


 I hope you never lose your sense of wonder, 
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger, 
May you never take one single breath for granted, 
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed, 
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
 Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens, 
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance, 
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance. 
I hope you dance... 
I hope you dance...
~
Lee Ann Womack

Saturday, January 9, 2021

MY SWEET SEBASTION... SPA's BRANCHES CHALLENGE...


  Our roots belong to 
The same tree, 
Our branches have grown 
In different directions. 
Our tree, 
Now resembles a thousand 
Other trees 
In a sea of a trillion 
Other trees 
With parallel destinies 
And similar dreams.
~
Suzy Kassem

IT's A HARD LIFE... DIGITAL WHISPER's LITTLE BOYS...


 When your day is long 
And the night, the night is yours alone 
When you're sure you've had enough Of this life, 
well hang on 
Don't let yourself go 
'Cause everybody cries 
Everybody hurts sometimes 
Sometimes everything is wrong 
Now it's time to sing along 
When your day is night alone (hold on, hold on) 
If you feel like letting go (hold on) 
If you think you've had too much 
Of this life, well hang on 
'Cause everybody hurts 
Take comfort in your friends 
Everybody hurts sometime.
~
REM

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

HAPPINESS IS: HAVING SOMEONE WHO CARES... T3M's HAPPINESS IS CHALLENGE...


 You're nobody till somebody loves you 
You're nobody till somebody cares 
You may be king, you may possess the world and his gold 
But gold won't bring you happiness 
When you're growin' old 
The world still is the same, you'll never change it 
As sure as the stars shines above 
You're nobody till somebody loves you 
So find yourself somebody to love
~
Dean Martin

Sunday, January 3, 2021

JUST THE STARS and ME... TAW's STARS CHALLENGE...


 “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” 
~
 Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Happiness is always there. 
You just have to choose to see it. 
There's no point dwelling in the dark 
and ignoring the light of the stars.” 
~
 Carrie Hope Fletcher

Saturday, January 2, 2021

FORTY SHADES OF BLUE... SPA's JANUARY BLUES CHALLENGE...


 “How do you know, when you think blue — 
when you say blue — 
that you are talking about the same blue as anyone else? 
 You cannot get a grip on blue. 
 Blue is the sky, the sea, a god’s eye, a devil’s tail, a birth, 
a strangulation, a virgin’s cloak, a monkey’s ass. 
It’s a butterfly, a bird, a spicy joke,
 the saddest song, the brightest day. 
 Blue is sly, slick, it slides into the room sideways,
 a slippery trickster. 
 This is a story about the color blue, and like blue, 
there’s nothing true about it. 
Blue is beauty, not truth. ‘True blue’ is a ruse, a rhyme; 
it’s there, then it’s not. 
Blue is a deeply sneaky color.” 
Christopher Moore

THE TWENTIES NOIR... DIGITAL WHISPER's ROARING TWENTIES CHALLENGE...


 In olden days, a glimpse of stocking 
Was looked on as something shocking 
But now, Heaven knows 
Anything goes 
Good authors, too, who once knew better words 
Now only use four-letter words 
Writing prose 
Anything goes
~
Cole Porter

2021 ENOUGH SAID...


 ENOUGH SAID...

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

2021 INTO THE DARK... T3M's QUOTE CHALLENGE...


 And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: 
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” 
And he replied: 
“Go out into the darkness 
and put your hand into the Hand of God. 
That shall be to you better than light 
and safer than a known way.”
~
Minnie Louise Haskins

Sunday, December 27, 2020

YIPEE IT's OVER... TAW's NEW YEARS CHALLENGE...


 There's a sad sort of clanking 
From the clock in the hall 
And the bells in the steeple too. 
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird 
Is popping up to say cukoo! Cukoo! Cukoo! 
Regretfully they tell us 
But firmly they compel us 
To say goodbye to you. 
So long Farewell Aufwiedersehn 
Goodbye 
I leave and heave a sigh 
and say goodbye Goodbye! 
I'm glad to go I cannot tell a lie
Goodbye,
Goodbye,
Goodbye.
~
The Sound of Music

Saturday, December 26, 2020

BIRDS ON ICE... SPA's WINTER BIRDS CHALLENGE...



 I heard a bird sing in the dark of December
a magical thing and sweet to remember.
We are closer to spring than we were in September
I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.
~
Oliver Herford


THE WINTER FAIRY... DIGITAL WHISPER's FAIRY CHALLENGE...


May you touch dragonflies and stars, 
dance with faeries 
and talk to the moon.
~
Unknown
 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

SNOW, AND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CATS & DOGS... T3M'S SNOW CHALLENGE...


 Snow, snow, snow, 
It won't be long before we'll all be there with snow 
Snow, I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow 
Snow, I long to clear a path and lift a spade of snow 
Snow, oh, to see a great big man entirely made of snow.
~
Bing Crosby

Sunday, December 20, 2020

PARIS CHRISTMAS... TAW's CHRISTMAS CARD CHALLENGE...


 A Very Merry Christmas to all my friends and visitors.
My love and best wishes to you and yours where ever you may be.
Thank you so much for your friendship and comments
through the years they mean so much to me.
Hopes and prayers to us all for a Happier and Healthier
New Year, until then take care of you.
~
Deann

Saturday, December 19, 2020

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL... SPA's OPEN CHALLENGE...


 Open your heart
open it wide
someone is standing outside.
~
Mary Engelbreit

LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE... DIGITAL WHISPER's SNOWMAN CHALLENGE...


I light up my life 
I give me hope to carry on 
I light up my days 
And fill my nights with song
~
Covid love song