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Monday, August 10, 2015

Six Impossible Things, Monday Muse, One Stop for Writers, and Being Thankful

ImageChef.comIt was the White Queen, from Through the Looking Glass, who said to Alice: "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." 

When life gets you down think of, or believe in, six impossible things before breakfast. Take a deep breath and close your eyes. If you are aren't smiling by the sixth thing, think of six more. Keep thinking of impossible things until you smile, or until you understand that life itself is impossible. Yet here we are.

Here, for your entertainment, are Six Impossible Things. You can believe them or not as you wish.


1. Being the world's best speller.
2. Riding on the back of butterfly.
3. Knowing what dogs dream.
4. China returning Tibet to the Tibetans. (One CAN hope!)
5. Writing the most beautiful symphony anyone has ever heard.
6. Having tea with Dorothy and Ozma of Oz.


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Today's Monday Muse is a prompt brought to you by none other than Angela and Becca of The Emotion Thesaurus fame. They are embarking on a new enterprise, One Stop for Writers, where we writers will be able to find everything we might need in one place. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter @onestop4writers. 






I told my parent I didn't know being a Buddhist would get the crowd so riled up. I thought they trusted me to tell the truth. I guess I'm naive to believe what was written centuries ago in our Freedom Documents, and what our elders teach us in school, what my parents preached at me almost every day that, "ALL are to be loved equally for ALL is made of Star Dust and there is NO difference between humans or any thing that IS within the UNIVERSE."

Yet here I am, tied to a stake, my parents ready with the lit torches. I bet the Hippies from the Long Back times are rolling in their graves.





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Being Thankful

Today I am thankful for BEES
whose very existence is being threatened by pesticides from Monsanto.

Think of a world without honey.

Think of a world without:
apples, mangoes, kiwi, plums, peaches, guava, pears, strawberries, onions, cashews, apricots, avocados, allspice, kidney beans, green beans, cherries, walnuts, flax, lemons, limes, cotton.

Think of a world without: 
cucumbers, cantaloupes, broccoli, watermelon, papaya, chili peppers, bell peppers, raspberries, blackberries, tamarind, vanilla beans, cocoa, coffee, tomatoes, grapes... 
And this is just a small list.
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Have an impossible thing to believe in? Please share. How about that prompt, has it inspired you with an idea for you next novel or short story? And what are you thankful for today? How about that cup of coffee or piece of chocolate the bees have unselfishly and without thought, given to you?

17 comments:

  1. Great and wonderful thoughts and photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. We need those bees!
    Dogs probably dream of chasing balls and eating treats.

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  3. The bee issue is so upsetting. I am grateful for my heart working properly.

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  4. I am thankful the bees do such an outstanding job, I love eating good food and chocolate is the next best thing to alcohol, lol. Its a little like my thinking cap.

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  5. My one impossible thing -- Getting the upstairs (3 bedrooms and a long tall hallway) painted within the next two weeks. I am thankful for bees. And water. I am not writing, so no prompt for me.

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  6. I do so wish I knew what dogs dream about. :-D

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  7. I love your six impossible things, and we all need to be more grateful for little things like bees.

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  8. I'll take the flight on the back of a butterfly. That would be a thrill--short, but beautiful. I'm letting all my herbs keep their flowers longer this year. The bees are very happy with me.

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  9. I so love your impossible things, Bish. I do think of the bees. I live on a farm. We could never do without our friendly bee friends. But most folks could care less. They eat the GMO foods and grow the GMO seeds from Monsanto. We have to take a stand. xoxo

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  10. I can never imagine being the best speller. I'm horrible. Yes, we need bees, and I'm allergic, but I still love bees and all that they do for the planet.

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  11. I can't think of a world without bees. I hope they thrive. I love your list of impossible things.

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  12. What a wonderful exercise, love it. And your flash was great, and so true, we are all descended from the star dust. I don't understand why no one sees the equality of our creation. And the threat to bees, the water, the planet is getting critical - but will we react in time?

    Hi Bish, thanks for signing up for the WEP Spectacular Settings Flash Fiction Challenge, so happy to have your talent on board!

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  13. I love your flash, Bish. And your pics are inspiring. You know what they say, if the bees die, so will humans. I hope we're selfish enough to want to save the bees just for this one rather important reason. But try telling that to the pesticide manufacturers and sprayers.

    And like Yolanda, welcome to our first revamped WEP challenge. Can't wait to see your entry!

    Denise :-)

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  14. I so love that quote. We should all do something impossible each day. At least one thing. I'd love to keep bees. Until the day I can, I'm hoping to post some bee friendly plants in my front yard.

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