Thursday, March 26, 2020

Six Sentence Stories - Safety

As I link up to Six Sentence Stories - Safety, a blog hop hosted by Denise of Girlie on the Edge's Blog, I hope that this finds each of you safe and well, a hope I have for all those in the world during this turbulent time when one doesn't know where COVID-19 is going to strike next.



Snuggling beneath the heavy woolen quilt made by her grandmother from old woolen clothing with parts too worn to wear was like being nestled in her arms, though she was long gone.

Angst began to leave as her breathing slowed and synced to the rhythm of the soft music enveloping the room.

Fear had been replaced by calmness making it possible for her to feel what the poets call tranquility.

Evening sounds such as distant chirping crickets or the soft hooting of an owl perched in an oak tree reassures earth’s inhabitants of the ebb and flow of days and nights and the necessity of such.

The tenets of her religion were like tentacles wrapped around her soul which brought a feeling of spiritual safety even when outlying worldly and physical conditions tried its best to release her.

Yesteryears’ sorrows faced and understood through the lenses of experience and the wisdom that arises helped her to be able to face the future and feel more sure of who she truly is.

20 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, calming, and I absolutely love the first sentence - "like being nestled in her arms"..."
    A most Excellent 6, Pat.
    Thank you.

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  2. Oh, to be at the point where calm overtakes fear! Beautiful 6, Pat!

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  3. So good. With feat gripping so many, this was so needed. Great job on the sss front, good use of the cue, and great job on the humanitarian front as well. I know of at least one person this helped!

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    1. Thank you. Even helping one person, even if it is oneself is good. :-)

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  4. I love how you did this acrostically. Great six!

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  5. Very nicely done.*
    And the sentiment is one that we all would benefit from incorporating into our lives.

    *and...and! as an acrostic! don't know how you guys do that and make it look so simple and obvious (after you've gone and created it)

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    1. Thanks, Clark.
      Sometimes the acrostic is a little easier than other times. It is helpful when the cue is only six letters. LOL

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  6. Nice use of imagery from nature and everyday life

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  7. Simply a warm and beautiful message and lovely acrostic!

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    1. Thank you, and thank you for introducing me to this style of writing.

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  8. Bravo. A calming six, so delicately crafted, with many layers of comfort, it's hard not to feel safe and grounded reading this.

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    1. Thank you. I am glad that you felt safe and grounded while reading this.

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