Today is my first official day under ” Stay At Home ” orders here in Washington state.
I guess I’ll go walk my dog now.
I guess if I had to choose a song to describe what it’s like venturing out into a world where ‘essential’ workers ride almost empty trains and buses and wait for the crosswalk lights to change from Walk to Don’t Walk ( even though it really doesn’t matter now because the traffic is so light ) I’d choose this one by Iggy Pop.
What am I saying?
I have chosen it.
It’s called ” Passenger “
I am a passenger
And I ride and I ride
I ride through the city’s backside
I see the stars come out of the sky
Yeah, they’re bright in a hollow sky
You know it looks so good tonight
I am the passenger
I stay under glass
I look through my window so bright
I see the stars come out tonight
I see the bright and hollow sky
Over the city’s ripped-back sky
And everything looks good tonight
Get into the car
We’ll be the passenger
We’ll ride through the city tonight
See the city’s ripped backsides
We’ll see the bright and hollow sky
We’ll see the stars that shine so bright
The sky was made for us tonight
Oh, the passenger
How, how he rides
Oh, the passenger
He rides and he rides
Light Motifs II Thursday Inspiration 49-SHARP
The two women in brightly colored hiking gear were walking on a trail through a sunny park named after a Priest.
The Sun was shining in a cloudless sky and it was warm- warm enough for the two of them to break a little sweat but not so warm that they had to break out their water bottles.
They strolled by a pond full of lily pads and frogs, further down the trail there was another pond where a family of ducks swam in leisurely circles and dog walkers passed by them and smiled wide beautiful smiles.
Not the people.
” I can show you were the monsters live ” she told her friend who’s name is Tabitha.
Tabitha stopped and decided to play along with her friend’s joke. ” No way. No way do monsters live here. It’s to- it just to beautiful for them.”
” Well. There is a lot of room for-” her voice trailed off and she put her hand to her throat.
Tabitha thought that the flush she saw raising up from her friend’s neck to her cheeks was from the heat. She supposed it had gotten to her a little. ” For what? ” she laughed.
Felicity’s face turned red and little beads of sweat popped out on her cheeks.
” Here. Have some water, you look a little warm.”
Felicity shook her head. ” Oh no. It’s not that. I just feel a little foolish. What a thing for an adult to say. I’m so embarrassed. I was just being-”
” Fanciful?” Tabitha offered as she started back up the trail.
Felicity let her friend walk a little ahead of her and when Tabitha was a few feet away, Felicity reached behind her back and pulled something off of her belt clip.
Tabitha heard a sharp metal click and guessed Felicity was going to have that drink of water after all.
” Monsters wouldn’t live here. Too many mosquitos and who needs the competition? Felicity asked. ” It is a nice little hike all the same. Like I said, there’s lots of room to pretty much do whatever you want. Anyway, I could use a snack right now. Is that ok?”
Tabitha was going to answer, in fact she tried to-
but the cut that Felicity made on the front of Tabitha’ neck from ear to ear after she snuck up behind her, bumping into Tabitha just a little bit as she grabbed the back of her head by her ponytail, made it impossible for her to say anything at all.
Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Countless Branches
I was visiting my son and his family in Wisconsin a few years ago and one of the places we stopped at ( of course ) was a cemetery.
A few weeks before I arrived there had been a storm and a few trees got knocked down and was the result spooky looking even in the daylight.
FOWC with Fandango — Amount
HOW MANY FIGURES OF SPEECH CAN YOU FIND IN THIS PICTURE?
( Answers and potential answers are in the comment section- I went crazy and listed them twice- add to them if you find more!)