Block the Block — “And, Then What?”

This is so sad when a person is at a lost for words and is a writer 🤦‍♀️ but the issue of inspiration is not the problem this time. It’s more on how to start this blog.

How do you start writing the idea if it escapes you? Are you, like me, honest to say writer’s block is your friend (in the moment) and you have mechanisms to cope with the block? One of my tendencies is to walk away for the moment, praying earnestly, the idea will come. I’m, even, willing to admit rhetoric fills my brain and I just sit and type … seems like what I’m doing now 🤷‍♀️ but, thankfully, it has lead me to the idea.

When all else has failed and you’ve tried (experienced) everything there is to experience — then discovery comes — no more block! No more heartache! I’ve achieved my goal in whatever I was trying to accomplish. After all was said and done…. “And, Then What” happens …

And, Then What?

From grade school to achieving goals to live life
Success in singlehood or a husband taking a wife
Working hard from day to day
Being with loved ones for special holidays
Singing, laughing; the occasional sorrow and tears
Precious moments experienced every year
These simple notations, to everyone, clear-cut
But a question remains ... "And, Then What?"
The powerful question answered with rhetoric
Covers to prove methods of "cleverness"
Kind of sad to realize the limitations in planning
Showing the emptiness of life regardless of understanding
Are you able to grasp the point to the writing's angle?
Life is as vapor, chasing the wind, leaving us entangled
Entangled in thinking; pressing ahead
But after accomplishment a looming dread
The dread is: eventually we get to the "but"
Conjunction is the suggestion ... "And, Then What?"
Anguished! Confused! Still don't get it? 
A world allowed choices which end in transmit
Think about it ...
We're going to leave this earth 
Even leaving a supposed legacy will lose its worth
Legacies are based on people passing on a history
Otherwise, a forgotten path taken with no inquiry
Millions dying, being born - all at the same time
An unstoppable evolution to everyday grind
Family, friends, politicians ... enemies
Get it -- we are generations of specialties
Legends in time like Thomas Edison
And the scientists of this time bettering our medicines
It's the world's epidemic 
People of skill academically
Strange to believe ...
One day my generation will completely be gone
And, maybe, some positive deposits that will live on
Important to establish whatever the strive it's ultimately a connective
Good or bad is the person's directive 
The touchy subject in belief to a life hereafter
Either way ~ there is a thought to capture
Be it resolved no matter your rebut
The  question will remain ... "And, Then What?"

Tweaked Exert by Katherine Matthews

Happy Friday — The 30 Best Lifestyle Bloggers

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February 7, 2020. Good afternoon. I was thinking about the whole blog scene, again, and thought about the hottest bloggers to follow. We all need inspiration and these bloggers have it!

Check out the 30 Best Lifestyle Blogs and Top to find the inspiration you’re searching for …

Blog Fridays Repost —The Blank Page — Pictures Like Thousands of Words — Mirror Reflections

Wednesday, October 30, 2019. It’s the latter part of dawn a mind scattered in the loneliness of dread. A writer’s worst fear has gripped — speechlessness has succumb. What should be done? Is there a way out? Are you even a writer when the block lasts more than a day; two … three?! The inconsistent […]

The Blank Page — Pictures Like Thousands of Words — Mirror Reflections

Bloggers, Idiom Grammar To the Rescue!

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The idiom “the straw that broke the camel’s back“, alluding to the proverb “it is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back“, describes the seemingly minor or routine action that causes an unpredictably large and sudden reaction, because of the cumulative effect of small actions.

Why did one straw break the camel’s back? The idea is one of piling an extreme burden on a camel, until the weight of one, final piece of straw becomes the tipping point that causes the camel to collapse. References to the proverb of the straw that broke the camel’s back may be found at the turn of the nineteenth century.

What is the meaning of the idiom that was the last straw? The Last Straw. … You can use the idiom ‘The Last Straw‘ when something is deemed to be the last in a line of unacceptable occurrences. Example of Use: “She has been unhappy with him for a long time but when he crashed her car, it was the last straw.” Jan 1, 2013

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Idiom” = It is a phrase that the meaning of separate words is different from whole phrase. “Proverb“=It is a fix sentence. So the differences between proverbs and idioms are: … “Idioms” are phrases/part of a sentence but “proverbs” are full/fixed sentences. Jun 14, 2014

At a lost for words to describe what’s going on and you think a “saying” may help? I recall a past post about sayings. It talked about our ancestors coming up with supposed “proverbs” that were (are) filled with words of wisdom. One such as “ladies, never put your purse on the floor or you won’t ever have any money.” This one is a tad, NO, absolutely and positively RIDICULOUS! Management has everything to do with what’s in your account; not rather you place your purse on the floor! Idioms, on the other hand, can really capture the seriousness (in a funny way) on how we’re feeling. In other words a camel’s back cannot be broken, but it surely fits a type of crime (lol).

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We all have different occurrences that inspire our writing. It’s why we can write on a day to day basis. Take a careful look at this depiction on the left which was found by an idiom research. Because we view ideas in different ways someone decided to put this in the “fed up” pile of research. The depiction bears some truth to it. Although, sometimes when my gender is “tripping” it’s because she’s lost her mind: be it jealousy or she’s just plain’o crazy (lol).

As my journey is coming to a close I’m becoming more aware to other’s way of expression is similar to mine. Meaning, our lives are (in some type of way) idioms at its best. If anything, I needed this blog just to calm down to a recent event. The camel’s back was broken (lol). And guess what happened …. I digressed to write!

Enough Has Always Been

Is there ever enough love to go around?
Seems a simple yes
But, what about those who believe (to know) they’re not within the compound
Begs the reason for the quest
Yesterday’s wonder “How did we come to desire love?”
Our parents? Guardians? A blessed angel?
What are the fruits thereof?
To some a mere fable

God is love and love has been God
He’s the reason we fathom the feelings of “awed”
I noticed something quite intriguing while watching others coo over babies
A misnomer was broken that the feelings were only in ladies
Men, also, displayed joy in what could possibly be
Their planted seed of life in reality
Why is the desire of procreation in existence?
An unending persistence penetrating our subsistence
It’s absolutely brilliant!
Before there was foundation an ONLY begotten Son was slain
Specific order of evolution’s process none could detain
Just think, when you looked across a crowded room someone captured your eye
With beaded sweat and flooded nervousness the thought … “I’ve got to try”
The surge of opportunity boosted your confidence … “What’s the worst that could happen?”
Bonafide rejection! Yeah, but maybe his or her heart captured
Such is the story of hearts broken countless times; the anticipation of perhaps
The only way to be found by love is to keep wisely giving it a chance
Aaah! The thoughts of God brings me joy; Christ sacrificing Himself
Who can by searching find this expression? I guarantee … no one else!
Joy, peace, longsuffering and gentleness are just a few of His traits
Try His love out for size! A forever trusted mate
Perchance Valentine’s Day needs to become as any … a thankfulness of within
Remember there is a Savior name Jesus advocating to us … “Enough Has Always Been"

By Katherine Matthews