Five Minute Friday: Dive
The first thing I think of on reading the word ‘dive’ is a swimming pool, a
diving board a few feet high up in the
air, and then in my mind, I hear a splash amoment later. And who dived into the
water? Not me, I have not even thought about me diving into water from high up
anytime though I do think a lot about swimming – something I yearn to learn and
hope to do at least this year.
But as I think more the word also brings me to mind, of the human mind
letting itself dive into moods and either emerging exultant when the mood was
good or just sinking deeper into the depths of despair. I learned many years
ago, from my first stay away from home, when I went to college, that dwelling
on negative feelings really does feel like diving into unknown depths which are
really dangerous and can pull you in. so before you go in too deep, you need to
get yourself out. Soon enough, I learned not to dwell at all. Instead, I chose
mainly to dive into waters that are joyful, beautiful, so I may emerge, a
For NaBloPoMo’s prompt of the day:
How do you find the energy to write when you’re not in the mood?
I just have to get into it because as I said in yesterday’s post, every
minute that I use my energy here energizes me. Self-sustaining 🙂
Today’s dVerse prompt – the medium is the message – imagist poetry using the surroundings.
Both excerpts today for Book
Beginnings: and The Friday 56 aree from Bleak House (using the ePub edition downloaded from Project Gutenberg)
7 thoughts on “Fun Friday – The Fun of Memes.. The Power of Feelings”
I really enjoyed reading your post. I do agree. I know when I focus on negative feelings the more it tends to drag me into worry and doubt. I don't like that, so I tend to focus on joy and happiness.
oy, guess i got a bit of a break today…our exams started so its more grading what i got…bet those posters on the wall are pretty cool…
Bit of an odd 56… at least for me.
would love to see some of the artwork on that strung-wire…
I just read a darling book by Terry Pratchett called Dodger. In that book Charles Dickens is a character and the author uses phrases that Charles later puts into a novel. Bleak house was one of them. It was a fun, silly book but it got me thinking how authors do come up with titles and phrases.
Visiting from Book Beginnings.
Anne@ My Head is Full of Books
I love how the smell of markers evoked the sense of place. I read like you…about a half dozen at a time (not counting poetry.
Holy Crap Woman!!!
Cut back on the caffeine!
But I Loved your 55….:-)
You always come up with a great contribution that satisfies many prompts.
Not an easy talent.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End