Thursday, October 5, 2017

In HIs Head (Six Sentence Story) and Large Gate (Good Fences)

"This piece is supposed to be fluid and light, not staccato." 

Jonathan heard his current conductor's voice and Denarius' voice mixed in his mind, and his conductor frowned at him as he shook his head to clear it.

"Jonathan, do you need some time off from the orchestra?" Mr. Miles asked.

"No, sir, I'm sorry, I've got something on my mind today, that's all," Jonathan apologized, and Mr. Miles picked up his baton to begin the section they were rehearsing again.

Denarius, I will give you my attention at home when I'm trying to solve your crazy puzzle, but stay out of my brain while I'm at work, Jonathan thought to himself.

He picked up with the conductor and the further thought came to him, Denarius made me the musician I am today, he's always in my brain.

Linking up with Zoe's Uncharted Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Fluid.


Gosia, of Looking for Identity, has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World.  Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit others to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.

Such large gates always make me wonder what's behind them.

Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Indonesia (Hari Tentara Nasional)

Constitution Day -- Vanuatu

Cowboy Hall of Fame Ceremony and Banquet and Rex Allen Days -- Willcox, AZ, US (the kickoff for Rex Allen Days, includes the Cowboy Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and celebrates Willcox's own silver screen cowboy; through Sunday)

Dalton Defenders Days -- Coffeyville, KS, US (honoring those who defended Coffeyville's banks against the Dalton Gang in 1892; through Sunday)

Do Something Nice Day -- internet generated; make someone's day brighter, it will brighten your own

Festival of the Five Toes -- Fairy Calendar

Festival of Mania -- Ancient Roman Calendar (held to placate the Manes, on dates when it was believed the doors to the underworld were open and the dead were free to roam)

Full Hunter's Moon/Full Blood Moon/Full Sanguine Moon (some also consider this the true Harvest Moon, if last month's came too early)
    Boun Ok Phansa and Ventiane -- Laos (end of "Buddist Lent" and a traditional boat race festival starting tomorrow with hundreds of decorated candle-lit floats made of paper set adrift in the rivers)
    Kojagrat Purnima -- Nepal (end of Dashain)
    Thadingyut Full Moon/"Buddhist Lent" ends -- Myanmar (begins at sunset, through tomorrow)
    Vap Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka

Great American Beer Festival -- Denver, CO, US (festival that holds the Guinness World Record for most beers tapped in one location; through Saturday)

International Day of No Prostitution -- information here 

Lakshmi Puja -- OR, TR, WB, India (Hindu celebration during the Festival of Lights)

Long Walk Day -- David Kunst finished his walk around the world on this day in 1974; go for a long walk in his honor

Monkey King Festival -- China (a celebration of this popular character in East Asian stories, with the best place to see the rituals being the Monkey God Temple at Po Tat Estate in Sau Mau Ping, Kowloon)

Most Common Birthday -- US (yes, according to, on average, more people are born in the US on this day than any other; wonder if it has anything to do with today being 9 months after New Year's Eve?)

National Apple Betty Day

National Education Day -- Kiribati

New York Comic Con -- NY, NY, US (through Sunday)

Noisy Munching Day -- a fun day for kids, or your own inner child; munch chips, celery, pickles, anything loud, to annoy others

Nubaigai -- Pagan Lithuanian Calendar (harvest festival; can't get independent confirmation that it's always on this day)

Republic Day -- Portugal

St. Placid's Day

Sukkot -- Judaism (begins at sundown, through sundown Oct. 11)

Thesmophoria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (start of a 3 day women's festival of Demeter; date approximate)

Unicorn Questing Season begins -- as established by the late W. T. "Bill" Rabe, get your official license here 

World Teachers Day -- UN

Birthdays Today:

Jesse Eisenberg, 1983
Kate Winslet, 1975
Parminder K. Nagra, 1975
Josie Bissett, 1970
Mario Lemieux, 1965
Laura Davies, 1963
Michael Andretti, 1962
Maya Ying Lin, 1959
Bernie Mac, 1957
Bob Geldof, 1954
Clive Barker, 1952
Bob Geldof, 1951
Karen Allen, 1951
Jeff Conaway, 1950
Steve Miller, 1943
Vaclav Havel, 1936
Bill Dana, 1924
Glynis Johns, 1923
Bil Keane, 1922
Donald Pleasence, 1919
Allen Ludden, 1917
Larry Fine, 1902
Robert Hutchings Goddard, 1882
Louis Lumiere, 1864
Chester A. Arthur, 1829
Denis Diderot, 1713
Jonathan Edwards, 1703

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Monty Python's Flying Circus"(TV), 1969
"Love Me Do"(Single release), 1962
Dr. No(Film), 1962
"Zane Grey Theater"(TV), 1956
"The Diary of Anne Frank"(Play), 1955
"You Bet Your Life"(TV), 1950
"Secret Service"(Play), 1896
"Orfeo ed Euridice/Orpheus and Euridice"(Opera), 1762

Today in History:

Founding of the city of Concepcion, Chile, 1550
The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Italy and other Catholic countries, 1582
March on Versailles by the women of Paris, 1789
Shawnee Chief Tecumseh killed in the battle of the Thames, 1813
Founding of the City of Anaheim, 1857
Destruction of most of Calcutta by cyclone, approximately 60,000 die, 1864
A strong hurricane devastates the Bay of Fundy region of Maritime Canada, 1869
The surrender of Chief Joseph, after the 1,700 mile retreat, marks the end of the Nez Pierce War, 1877
The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London, 1895
Sir Samuel Griffith is appointed the first Chief Justice of Australia and Sir Edmund Barton and Richard O'Connor are appointed as foundation justices, 1903
First appearance of the Little Orphan Annie comic strip in the NYC Daily News, 1924
Suffrage is extended to women in France, 1944
The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 110,000, 1948
The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held, 
Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, was released, 1962
The first episode of the famous comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus aired on BBC, 1969
Signature of the European Patent Convention, 1973
Raoul Wallenberg is made an honorary US citizen, 1981
Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, 1984
The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released, 1991
The Bulldozer Revolution begins in Belgrade, eventually leading to the resignation of Slobodan Milosevic, 2000
A new, though threatened, language known as Koro, is discovered by a team of linguists on an expedition to Arunachal Pradesh, in northeastern India, 2010


  1. As always, a great job. Lovely fence once again. And cowboy Hall of Fame day yay go Trx Ritter and Roy Rogers!!!

  2. A delightful tale - you really do something nice today mimi!

    Click to read my Six!

  3. As soon as I clicked here I remembered, it's Thursday, whats going to happen next (in your serial story/Six).

  4. Well done, our best teachers always stay with us. That is a fancy gate- do you have a celebrity in town?

  5. A beautiful gate. Have a fantastic day!

  6. Not a lot of information today, but perhaps next Thursday we'll learn more.

    I love this gate. Very classy.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  7. Cowboy Hall of Fame Day? Yee-haw! And happy birthday Clive Barker - very talented writer.
    Interesting tale you have going here - the mixed voices in his mind are great.

  8. Interesting note about this musician. Neat gate. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. That really is one fancy gate. Not many are going to get through that. Have a great evening.

  10. As always, well done and I love getting the latest installment.

  11. Interesting 6! Jonathan's inner musical muse was interpreting the music differently lol. Denarius apparently had different ideas.
    Isn't art (in general) wonderful. While initially totally subjective, once created, it is wide open to interpretation. Whether or not that interpretation is accepted is another story:D