Jazzy Does 100 Days of Happiness 74
He leans over the balcony railing with her note in one hand and his half smoked cigarette in the other. Can’t stay, sorry love, pressing matters, no point waking you up to say goodbye… So many lies. He wants to believe them and doesn’t know why.
The paper crumples in his fist, drops to the patio stone. He watches it skitter and dance in the morning breeze. Imagines her leaving, how she walked, the set of her shoulders, the swing of her hair. Gone, like that. With no looking back.
He slowly exhales. His head hurts. So does his heart.
Light and Shade Challenge – 100 words inspired by the above picture and this quote: She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake – Margot Asquith
“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ”
― Roy L. Smith
Just Jazzy Advent Calendar
Sometimes an ounce of common sense is worth a ton of expert advice.
1. A merry heart does good like a medicine.
2. You have an unusual equipment for success. Use it properly.
3. Truth is an unpopular subject because it is unquestionably correct.
4. Land is always in the mind of the flying birds.
5. Not all closed eye is sleeping, nor open eye is seeing.
6. It’s a good thing that life is not as serious as it seems to the waiter.
7. If you eat a box of fortune cookies, anything is possible.
8. You are not a ghost.
9. You are thinking about doing something. Don’t do it. It won’t help.
10. The quotes that you do not understand are not meant for you.
11. Do not upset the penguin today.
12. People who are late are often happier than those who have to wait for them.
13. Only a fool seeks wisdom in dessert.
1. Your bra. You know the one I’m talking about.
2. All notes and letters in your possession containing dangerous secrets. It’s faster and more effective than eating them.
3. Your mortgage, once it’s paid.
4. Zombies. I don’t know about this one from personal experience, but it sounds like good advice to me.
5. The rain, if your name is Adele.
6. Those incense sticks and the aromatic decorative candles that are just sitting around collecting dust.
7. Your imagination.
8. Your passion.
9. Someones heart.
10. The world.
For numbers seven through ten, don’t use real matches. But do say something cool like ‘burn, baby, burn.”
Does anyone burn autumn leaves anymore? We pay yard people to clean them up and cart them away. We used to rake them up and put them in clear plastic bags to be picked up and composted. Well, I never did any raking, W did it all. I’m very opposed to the whole idea, feeling strongly that leaves are meant to cover the grass and protect it from the ravishments of winter. And then we can all be doubly annoyed with them in the spring. Plus raking is hard work and I’ve never been a strong advocate of that, ever.
I remember when we were kids jumping into a gigantic pile of leaves and then having to clean up the mess all over again so we could light them on fire. The smell of burning, smouldering leaves is something so wound up in the whole concept of fall that it’s hard to think proper autumn thoughts without it.
But I guess there’s enough things being set on fire these days. No need for any more smoke getting in our eyes.