Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts to encourage us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.
This month, the prompts are being provided by WiseWebWoman.
This week's prompts are:
and this picture:
"Ladies and gentlemen, if you will please gather around this next piece, it is by our famous local photographer, Mr. Mudd. Let us all study this great work for a few minutes, and then each of you tell me what you think Mr. Mudd was trying to symbolize by this artistic photograph."
"All right, let us begin, who would like to go first. You, ma'am."
"Yes, I think the deep hole is symbolizing the desire of each of us for WITHDRAWAL from society in this day and time."
"Excellent insight! Who is next? Ah, yes, please."
"This is obviously a visual demonstration of how POLLUTION is eating away at all of us and even at the Earth herself."
"Well said, I am impressed. You, sir."
"We are to EMBRACE one another deeply, digging into each other's lives, getting to know the truths that are beneath the surface we show the world."
"That's quite insightful. Ah, yes, please, and speak up, we couldn't hear you well last time."
"The PROSECUTION rests! Meaning, once you have dug up all the evidence, guilt is self-evident."
"That's...interesting. Next up?"
"YEAR by year by year, time moves inexorably, none can stop it's rampant pace."
"Oh, yes! I was hoping someone would see that aspect. Ma'am?"
"This can REPRESENT representation itself, how one thing stands for another."
"Another I had not thought of, very good. Sir?"
"Beginning from the bottom, thought you start small, as with a COTTAGE industry, by hard work, you build bigger and bigger."
"Well, I'd never thought to look at this as ascending instead of descending. Quite good. And last but not least, yes?"
"All right, what aspect of overwhelm, can you elaborate?"
"As in, I'm overwhelmed that I managed to end up with such a crazy bunch of nitwits when I signed up for a museum tour!"
(And my apologies for naming the photographer "Mudd," as i have no idea who took this photo and it's quite excellent, but i had to come up with a name for the story.)
Apollon Day -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of music, poetry, sunlight)
Battle of Las Piedras Day -- Uruguay
Emergency Medical Services for Children Day -- because children need different care, they aren't just tiny adults
Flag and University Day -- Haiti
I Love Reeses Day -- as voted in by lovers of the candy a few years ago
International Museum Day -- International Council of Museums (ICOM)
Lag B'Omer -- Judaism (begins sunset today)
Moonbeam Hopping Gala -- Fairy Calendar
National Cheese Souffle Day
National Employee Health & Fitness Day -- US (originally the 3rd Wednesday in May, but now spreading around the world as Global Employee Health & Fitness Month)
National Pike Festival -- Fayette County, Pennsylvania, US (through the 20th)
No Dirty Dishes Day -- spread around the internet by a mom who needed the break, possibly; go ahead, break out the paper plates just on this day
Restoration of Somaliland Sovereignty Day -- Somaliland Region, Somalia
Revival, Unity, and Poetry of Magtymguly Day -- Turkmenistan
St. Eric's Day (Patron of Sweden)
St. Theodotus' Day (Patron of hotel keepers and innkeepers)
Turn Beauty Inside Out Day -- the day to remember what really counts is who you are, not just what you look like
Visit Your Relatives Day -- if they are great, go have fun; if awful, go remind yourself why you moved so far away!
World Goodwill Day -- commemorates the opening meeting of 26 nations in the First Hague Peace Conference, 1899
Henry II of England marries Eleanor of Aquitaine, 1152
Tina Fey, 1970
Jari Kurri, 1960
Chow Yun-Fat, 1955
Rick Wakeman, 1954
George Strait, 1952
James Stephens, 1951
Tom Udall, 1948
Reggie Jackson, 1946
Brooks Robinson, 1937
Dwayne Hickman, 1934
Robert Morse, 1931
Pernell Robers, 1930
Pope John Paul II, 1920
Margot Fonteyn, 1919
Perry Como, 1912
Big Joe Turner, 1911
Meredith Willson, 1902
Frank Capra, 1897
Wilhelm Steinitz, 1836
Omar Khayyam, 1048
"Le roi malgré lui / King in Spite of Himself"(Opera), 1887
Today in History:
The Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, falls to the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the Battle of Antioch, 1268
Vasco da Gama reaches the port of Calicut, India, 1498
Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy (under torture) lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe, 1593
John Winthrop takes the oath of office and becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts, 1631
Rhode Island passes North America's first anti-slavery law, 1652
Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec, 1763
The first United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after leaving the United States, 1783
Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of the French by the French Senate, 1804
The destruction of Saturdays forever after: Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, lawn mower, 1830
The Disruption in Edinburgh of the Free Church of Scotland from the Church of Scotland, 1843
The United States Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that separate but equal is constitutional, 1896
A mass panic on Khodynka Field in Moscow during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II results in the deaths of 1,389 people, 1896
Bram Stoker's Dracula is published, 1897
The Earth passes through the tail of Comet Halley, 1910
Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier, 1953
Under project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon, 1974
Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage, 1980
In France, a modified TGV train achieves a new rail world speed record of 515.3km/h (357.2 mph), 1990
Photos from the Hubble Space Telescope confirm the existence of two additional moons, Nix and Hydra, around Pluto, 2005
A landmark bill passes in Nepal curbing the power of the monarchy and making it a secular country, 2009
Italian officials announce that many of the country's public assets will be sold in an effort to reduce the country's debt; plans to sell part of the nation's air traffic control and postal services have already been approved, 2014
WHO member states agree to set up an inquiry into the global response to the pandemic, including looking at the WHO itself, 2020