Ligo Haibun Challenge – The life of a Morning Glory

The two prompt words for this week’s Challenge are “oblivion” and “morning glory“. I have chosen “morning glory“.

Morning Glory

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Just as sunshine spreads over early morning horizons, beautiful trumpet-shaped blossoms of morning-glory vines burst open, pollinated by early rising birds and industrious insects. By late afternoon the morning-glory blossoms fade and die, new flowers appearing on the ‘morrow.

There seems a special magic to the hard working morning-glory. Their entwining vines hardy in dry earth and lovely blossoms giving forth rich mixtures of greenery and various hues of colored flowers.

The morning-glory flower makes the most of its day, for one day is all it has. To me a specialness in this. A point nature is making here. Will I make the most of my “lifetime’s day” on this planet? Will I enthuse a richness in my manner of being? Can I be hardy as the vines, even on the toughest of days? Will there be a fullness of beauty, an openness of expression in the sharing myself with others, so they too may share and so on?

Yes, I can do this. I shall be as the “morning-glory” in my human life!

I, a morning-glory
blossomed, open and sharing
my “one day” – all days

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Thank you,

The honorable mentions for the final two weeks in the July Ligo Haibun Challenges are:

Ese’s Voice
Peripatic Eric
Oh Pithy Me
Yarnspinner
Angie Inspired

13682519091 (1)Congratulations! And to all who entered, the quality of your written haibun is so good that selecting honorable mentions has become very difficult. This also means I am really looking forward to reading and sharing each of your new creative haibun in the coming weeks.

And please don’t forget to check out the two other co-hosts of the Ligo Haibun: Nightlake and Managua!

join us – become a haibuner! Write your own original haibun – a few paragraphsligo_circle_of_appreciation2 (prose) based on your thoughts, experience, or take, from one of the two prompts given (“oblivion” or “morning glory”), include a haiku (short free verse poem – such as the one above – that imbues the essence of your written piece (the several paragraphs). For more information click on the Haibun Challenge section at the top of this page.

Enter your written piece, after publishing it on your blog, by clicking on the little blue box and following the directions!

Thank you for your interest, have a pleasant day and better tomorrow,

~ Penny

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There is so much …

 … we can be.

power

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There is so much we can do.

 This means opening yourself up inside.

Taking Risks!

Sometimes great big ones!

BUT THE REWARDS ARE HUGE!

And we are so very capable!

LIVE YOUR LIFE

LOVE YOUR LIFE!

BE YOUR LIFE!

And then pass this love of life along,

by giving and sharing it with others.

Go back to my last post and watch the video of Astronaut Chris Hadfield just one more time. Look closely at his face. He is feeling the words he’s singing. Really, really feeling each word – because he “knows” the words he’s singing. He’s living those words with every ounce of his being, up there at the space station, in outer space! And that is what life is truly all about!

The living of it!

It is your life! And there is so much you can do and be!

NOW!

You can do this, I know you can!

I believe in you!

You should too!

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Thank you for your visit!

~ Penny

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The Mythos of our Realities

Mythos: (Sociology) the composite of beliefs, values, attitudes, etc, characteristic of a specific group or society.

mythos vs reality

I’ve come to believe that there is less reality and more mythos in life today.

Many of us are so removed from the natural order of things that we are less involved with those around us than we are “viewing” as happenings (second hand – mass media) events during the normal course of daily events.

Meanwhile we do share (in common) an increasing frustration of “missing out” “feeling alone” “not quite connecting” and so on.

So what to do: Wouldn’t it be fantastiic if I could just whip out this excellent answer here that would solve this sense of feeling apart from.

No worries, I can do that – here you go:

WAKE UP TO YOUR OWN PERSONAL REALITY – GRAB SOMEONE AND GIVE THEM A BIG HUG, DO TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO SMELL THE ROSES AND THE COFFEE, MAKE THOSE MISSING CONNECTIONS, YOURSELF – STAND UP – MAKE A DIFFERENCE – CARE – LOVE – IT ISN’T COMPLICATED, NOT REALLY – EMBRACE LIFE !

IT’S ULTIMATELY UP TO “YOU’!

Egyptian hug

Hey the hugs worked for them! Their culture lasted for thousands of years!

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And Guess What? If you do this – others will follow in your footsteps because they want to be where you’re going too!

Your choice, as always!

~ Penny

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“Did you really think it would be easy…

The complexity of life

... Growing up, Being successful?”

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Because I did, well maybe not that I thought about it exactly in those terms … but I did assume that most things would go the way I had decided they should go – WRONG!

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First Lesson:

If it can go wrong it will!

“Well okay then. No worries. I’ll just start over and all will be as it should be”WRONG!

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Second Lesson :

See first lesson in life!

“Alright. I’ve got it now. I know what to do.”

“I’m assuming that it is going to be a little harder perhaps, required a little more effort on my time.”WRONG!

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Third Lesson:

Don’t ever take anything for granted or assume things, ever!

“So, it seems that almost everything I try seems to be turning out exactly the opposite of what I thought would happen!”You are correct.

And beginning to learn life’s lessons.

Final lesson in life and the key to success:

Getting up

one more time

Than you fall down!

Regardless of how many times your fall!

Always!

Thank you for your visit I hope your week is a good one!

~ Penny