Day 01

Damn! Quotes are such a tricky thing. Especially ones without a context. I’m always very careful with quotations. Yes, I see a question in your eyes. ‘Why is she whining here?’ It’s easy.

I was recently invited by my friends to take part in the ‘03 days 03 quotes challenge’ party and I said, ‘YAY! Thank you! Of course, you can count on me!’

Prakash HegadeSheldon KleemanEthel Beckett
Thank you, my dear friends!

 

Rules:
1) Post 1 quotation a day for 3 days.
2) Nominate 3 other bloggers to participate per post.
3) Thank the blogger who nominated you.

 

But when I started to write my first post for this challenge I realized the scale of my problem. I’ve since changed my mind three times before opening my rough draft dated June 27 to write these lines.

Of course, it’s not a very big deal to find some cool quotes from some cool famous guys and be happy with my own coolness. I even spent about an hour searching for them. But then I suddenly understood that hiding behind other people’s famous words isn’t something that I consider a really cool thing. That was my first thought.

My second thought was to use my own quotes from my various essays and poems. It’s not very modest but at least I could always take responsibility for this bullshit. I’m glad that I didn’t start to do this because I liked my third thought much more…

I don’t want to use famous quotes. I don’t want to use my quotes. My friends! My community! My dearest Writers and Readers! Let me use your quotes!

I was nominated three times, so I will take three quotes and their authors will be my nominees. All agree? Excellent! Let’s go!

 

Grandpa asked why
I talked to his veggies
said I didn’t know
Didn’t know
how to say
Veggies don’t hurt me

Michael Spahr, ‘Grandpa Had A Garden’

 

One day,
when it’s time for me to go,
I won’t cry.
I will look back on all these days I got to spend,
and I will smile.
I’ll be glad that I’ve had the chance,
to be alive,
and all in all,
that I’ve lived
a pretty good life.

PROSPERMIND, ‘A pretty good life’

 

Writers write for they are egomaniacs,
A fancy poem our soul’s aphrodisiac.
Spinning words, the most heinous temptation,
Desperation for eternity our only salvation.

Obsidian Visionary, ‘Writer’s Dissolution’

 

Hmmm… Yes!
The end.

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA
© All rights reserved 2015

22 thoughts on “Day 01

  1. ❤ Thanks for making me feel important Damselfly. It's funny that you picked that poem of mine. A funny and sad one. And the other two are so amazing. You're an awesome (AWEsome) extractor of what's truly special.

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    • It couldn’t be without you, Mite! 😛
      You were the first person who came into my mind…
      Because you’re important. You’re needed.
      You’re truly special ❤
      Thank you for this…

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  2. I love the quotes you’ve selected here, Tati! Michael’s made me giggle. Prosper’s made me smile. Obsidian’s made me nod in agreement. You came up with a creative solution to this challenge. This doesn’t surprise me at all. It feels like you’ve always thought “outside of the box”. I don’t think any of us would have it any other way. 🙂

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    • WOW! Thank you, good sir! You flatter me 😛
      Yes, it’s the only way that made me happy.
      And I’m happy that you liked my choice! I must admit that it was a hard task to choose. And not because it was a meager selection, all is vice versa 😛

      P.S. ‘outside of the box’… such a funny expression! 😀

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