Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Dances in the Dark

 


“This vegetarian lifestyle really sucks,” Dina sighed, tugging at the weeds surrounding peas, tomatoes, and beans.


Dewy leaves now were dried in midday sun. Dina stretched and arched her back, standing to look around fields. People and friend were just like her, hard at work on summer harvest.  What life had been when all of this began…

Oh, the times Dina relished when she had whirled around nightly fires, sparks rising up into a black sky.  Fairies had danced upon her fingertips and elves had woven rainbows through her hair. Dina had laughed, swirling and loving all in a colorful world.

Now hippy life and love appeared less and less meaningful after three years. The world now was black and white, the fires less, and fairies gone.  Dropping the clumps of weeds to the ground, Dina strode along the damp earth. I am outta here.

All things come to an end.


The underlined bold italicized words are this Wednesday's Words.  Hope you enjoyed how they were used. This comes from 2015. This was fun, but then, hippies had way more fun than I did in college. 


18 comments:

  1. After a while, even free-wheeling is a drag.

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  2. Why wasn't Dina smart enough to know that some things can co-exist? A colorful world of dancing, fairies, and elves can uplift her spirit as she faces the drudgery of black and white days.

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  3. Even all good things come to an end which was the title of Star Treks last tng episode.

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  4. Catchy story, I can see the 60-70 hippy groups. AND yes we need to know when we have had enough! Sometimes we wait too long. LOL
    Love from over here,
    Sherry & jack

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    1. I knew too many dancing-around-fire people in college.

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  5. Nothing in this life is perfect, and all good things on this side come to an end.

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    1. Idealistic young woman heads off to dance around the campfire? That is pretty much off my list.

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  6. Sounds like the drugs wore off ;)

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  7. Good for you Dina! That kind of life isn't for me either, not for longer than a weekend at most.
    Good story.

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    1. I used to enjoy camping, but this would kill that for me.

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  8. Hopefully she went a got a big juicy steak! The hippie lifestyle always sounded good but I guess one needed those drugs and pot to blur the edges! Yep sometimes reality is a good wakeup call. Fun story!

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    1. I was never part of the drug group, altho it was amazing to watch them in the drugged out state.

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