I found this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt difficult. I started out with making a list of words containing -igh that came to mind. My list was very short to say the least so I decided to do an internet search for “words that contain igh“. I was soon enlightened to the fact that there are way more words containing -igh which I never thought of. In fact the internet search provided me a list of 779 Scrabble words that contain the letters -igh. Perhaps this will come in handy if I ever play it in the future.
So the prompt for today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday brought to mind a 1967 film titled Up The Down Staircase. The film stared Sandy Dennis (“Splendor In The Grass” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”) and featured Jean Stapleton (“Edith Bunker” on “All In The Family”), Sorrell Booke (“Boss Hogg” on “The Dukes of Hazard“), Florence Stanley (“Bernice Fish” on “Barney Miller”) and other actresses from stage and film.
I came across this film several years ago playing on t.v. and even though I’m not much of a movie watcher, I really liked the film. The plot of the movie involves a young, newly graduated English teacher who begin working in a tough, New York high school. Her background is very different from her students and the environment she is going into is a far cry from the suburbs she most likely grew up in.
Wearing a hat has never been a hit for me. I like hats but for some reason they just don’t seem to look right on me. For this reason I never wear hats. People often ask when I’m doing some activity out in the hot summer weather, “how can you stand the sun’s heat beating down on your head”? I guess you can say I’m a bit of a hot-head…ha ha.
Before my grandmother passed away one of the many things she enjoyed doing was weaving Navajo rugs. Growing up I remember watching her collecting specific plants to make in to different colored dyes. Then came the arduous task of shearing sheep for the wool, which then had to be cleaned. The cleaned wool was then hand-carded and spun into yarn using a hand-held spindle. I remember she would always take her spindle and spin wool while she was traveling as a passenger. Once the wool was spun she would dye the yarn into the colors she would need. These colors were mostly brown, gray and black. Once all of these task were complete, she would take the yarn and weave them into beautiful Navajo rugs with geometric designs she learned throughout her life.
Trying to collect my thoughts in order to write down a collection of words for today’s #SoCS post. After thinking about how else to use this word, I’ll decide to press the publish button. Then all the previously collected ideas that could have been used in some way will come to mind.
The prompt for today’s #SoCS is “roc“. The first thing I thought of when I read the prompt was rock and roll. I thought about this term on-and-off yesterday and today. I kept thinking, “what can I write about this”? Then as today progressed I thought, what is considered rock and roll music today?
When I think of rock and roll, people like Bill Haley and the Comets, Elvis Presley, Ritchie Valens, J.P. (The Big Bopper) Richardson, The Beatles, and others come to mind. However, some people, myself included, consider the music by these people as “oldies”. Music from the 1970s, from artists like The Eagles, Cream, and Jethro Tull are most likely classified as “classic rock”. I suppose as rock and roll music has progressed and changed over time, different classifications had to be introduced such as hard rock, metal rock, alternative rock, puck rock, etc., the list goes on. When one looks at some of the artists (Jay-Z and LL Cool J) being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year I suppose they are being inducted because their style of music has some style of rock and roll as a foundation.
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“To your left” you’ll see an antiquated communication device…a red, cordless landline telephone. Before the advent of the smartphone, this red item was used to make calls. My parents can’t quite detach themselves from the landline connection. I write this post in jest because there are many younger people who have never used a landline telephone.
May I ask what is the historical significance of May Day, which is observed on the first of May?
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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – July 18, 2020
I can’t seem to find a link between today’s #SoCS prompt and an idea to write about it.
Stream of Consciousness Saturday – July 11, 2020
Today’s prompt is to look at a nearby picture and write about the first song that comes to mind. Well, I looked at my phone’s photo gallery and the first photo I saw was of a colorful sunset filled with clouds which I took a couple evenings ago. The song I thought of was “Clouds In My Sunshine” by the group Redbone. The opening lyrics are:
"There's a cloud in my sunshine Rain on my parade My jeans got hole in it And my happy's got a sad"
So even though the photo I took of the evening sky is colorful, the clouds do seem to make one feel melancholy because another day is ending and you’ll not have that time back.