Thursday, November 5, 2009

Flash Fiction Friday- serenity



Here it is your moment of zen...
Every Friday write a short story, poem or limerick
of 55 words, no more no less and then report to the G-man!!!

"As the moon is setting high in the sky
The clouds and stars are flying by
A calmness surrounds you as you take a breath in
You can hear waves crash and let the salty air in
This place to meditate is personal to us all
We find humble strength when life comes to call"

Here you go G-man!! i needed some serenity in my mind tonight so i remembered the beaches in Laguna and got inspired.

It has been a hectic week and i still need a meeting. i got some service work done for my region and i am excited that the meeting is in a couple of weeks. i miss not being around like minded people.

i have had a lot to be grateful for these past 4 years, and yet this little addict can manage to twist up reality into something it is not. i have done this before and blogged about it as well. it is a roller coaster ride that i cannot get off of. i am an addict and always will be. i strive for perfection and i am so imperfect. i want more so i reach for it, forgetting the it is in the reach and not actually getting the 'want' that is important. life is so very precious and short and i need to remember to live it as best i can and be happy as often as possible, that is what the creator wants for us all.

i will leave with this thought tonight, then i will visit everyone who is playing this week through the g-man. so today's thought; "The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same."- Carlos Castaneda
Have a great weekend everyone, i will be stopping by!!

29 comments:

g-man said...

Excellently Serene 55 CC....
You wrote this beautiful piece in spite of your inner turmoil this week?
Thank You.
You Rock The Jayhawk State!!
Have a relaxing Week-End...G

Monkey Man said...

Nice rhyming 55. They are a little piece of Zen. Quoting from Carlos Castaneda as well. Haven't read him since my using days which ended on November 6, 1989. My 55 is up and HERE.

Tall Kay said...

I was thinking that your 55 reminded me of Laguna Beach in CA. Is that what you were describing? Excellent job of recreating a gorgeous place of serenity!

Mom of Opiate Addict said...

I LOVE this 55, so serene, just what the doctor ordered! I also really like the thought of the day. Have a fantastic weekend. Mine is up.

anthonynorth said...

Those were great words. You captured the moment.

Shadow said...

i like your place of meditation... have a happy weekend!!!

Brian Miller said...

nice. a calming and peaceful 55. breathing it all in. love that castaneda quote.

mine is up

Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent!! When life comes to call....I love that line.

Mine is Pepper Sprayed today. Click Here and scroll down beyond my Friday's Show n Tell to find my 55. Have a glorious weekend.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Ah Fridays are the most fun w/55 going on.

God be with you as your journey goes on and the path continues :)

Gin said...

Oh man I love that last quote! It is simply perfect!!!! Much love to you. Thank you for all of your support these past few days. It has meant more than you know.

Dr.John said...

We all need that special place to meditate. To touch the power that gives us strength.
Great 55

I have finished my 55.
You’ll find it

HERE.

Chef Kar said...

So nicely written. Where would we be without the place to meditate and reflect? I love where you've painted your spot to be. Hugs ~ Karis

My 55 is posted: Flash 55 ~ Awakening

clean and crazy said...

yes Laguna beach was one of my favorite places to go in California growing up. and hey everyone, don't forget to wish Monkey Man a happy birthday!!

Lou said...

It is good to read you. Your thoughts and feelings give me insight to Andrew's mind. Thanks for expressing yourself so honestly.

My meditation place is in the woods, on my favorite trail. The huge old trees and the wide sky above always listen to me!

enchantedoak said...

You rock, girl!
That Castaneda quote is awesome! So is your serenity level.
And thanks for your comment on my 55. Dandelions are wonderful, as you point out.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Absolutely amazing 55! Thank you for sharing your serenity with all of us!!!

Castenada quote rocks!!!!

Love and have a great weekend!
G

Nessa said...

Your 55 is very serene.

Flash 55 - Holiday Preparations

Susan Anderson said...

Thanks for visiting my page! Your 55 is great. I can't wait to read more from you.

Susan at Stony River said...

What a lovely 55 --- and such a GREAT quote to end with, because it's so true!

Akelamalu said...

We all need our 'special' place. Nicely done. :)

Mama Zen said...

Aha! A fellow Daily Show fan!

Love the last line of your 55. That says it all.

sarah said...

peaceful, calm - aaahhh. so need that. Have a gentle weekend. Sarah

LarryG said...

"Life calls" and you answer so wonderfully!
I enjoyed this very much.

Felicitas said...

Om shanti... I feel like I'm there. Beautiful piece/peace.

Fandango said...

From time to time we dragons fly to that place.

Bubbie said...

Hi Sweetie - I feel I am writing to someone I KNOW since you are so real and open in your writing. I'm a first-time reader and you know what I picked up? Honestly? That you are BETTER than drinking. You are stronger, smarter and too good to let a drink infiltrate your existence. To have babies and a college grad is fascinating to me. I enjoy your blog and will be back to visit.

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

I love your honesty. Beautiful 55 ~ especially the thought of "humble strength." ♥

Just Be Real said...

C&C, great 55! Thank you for sharing dear. Blessings...♥

Mona said...

Indeed this is so zen like & reflects so much calmness!