Thursday, June 2, 2022

The Turning (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day, and Brian's Thankful Thursday

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It happens at the end of every day, softly and stealthily.


Not quite at the same moment, of course, as sun-time differs from clock time when the giant orb and the tilt of the earth make each day just a little longer or shorter than the days before and after.


Catching it is as ephemeral as a shadow cast by the moon.


Most evenings i step out into the fading light for a bit to contemplate the heavens.  Always i am just on the cusp, but you never do quite notice exactly when it happens -- one minute it's not here yet, the next it has passed.


That fleeting second when twilight dusk turns to soft night is right on the edge of eternity.



Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Edge.      






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While Good Fences Around the World seems to have gone the way of the dodo bird, i still enjoy looking for and posting interesting fences, so i will!


This fence makes no sense.





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 It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day!  This week's image and my poem:    




This is how it feels when to the

fountain of knowledge one goes,

trying to learn everything is like

drinking from the firehose!



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Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  


Today i am thankful #1 Son is recovering well from his surgery.  He's driving already.






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Today is:


Coronation Day -- United Kingdom


Coronation Day and Social Forestry Day -- Bhutan (anniversary of the coronation day of the Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the 4th Druk Gyalpo, in 1974, and the day children plant trees)


Fardagar -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (time when farm workers moved from one farm to another, the time to settle debts, and until the 20th-Century, the day to start the fiscal year; always the Thursday through Sunday of the 7th week of summer)


Festa della Republica -- Italy (National Day/Feast of the Republic)


Festival of Light and Dark Spots -- Fairy Calendar


Festival of Utter Confusion -- an internet declared holiday, and this is the one for me!


Global Running Day   globalrunningday.org


Hristo Botev Day -- Bulgaria (poet and national hero who fell fighting the Turks this day in 1876)


"I Love My Dentist" Day -- no one will claim starting this one, so it makes me suspicious


Isabel Province Day -- Isabel Province, Solomon Islands


National Bubba Day -- created by comedian T. Bubba Bechtol for Bubbas everywhere to have their day


National Leave the Office Earlier Day -- sponsored by Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro, who urges people to maximize productivity so they can leave the office earlier every day www.theproductivitypro.com/index.htm


National Rocky Road Day


Spring Bank Holiday -- UK

     Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling and Wake -- Cooper’s Hill, England (ancient tradition -- pre-Roman -- of rolling a large wheel of Double Gloucester cheese down the hill; winner of the races to catch it wins the cheese, and the rolling is now always held on the Monday Spring Bank Holiday)

     Tetbury Woolsack Races -- Gumstool Hill, Tetbury, England (this formerly important wool producing town still holds races up and down the hill, from the Royal Oak Pub up to the Crown Pub and back; part of traditional Whitsuntide folklore customs, which is now always held on the Monday Spring Bank Holiday)


St. Blandina's Day (Patron of girls, people falsely accused, torture victims; Lyon, France)


St. Elmo's Day (a/k/a St. Erasmus; Patron of ammunition workers, boatmen, childbirth and women in labor, explosives workers, mariners, navigators, ordnance workers, sailors, watermen; Gaeta, Italy; against abdominal pains, appendicitis, birth pains, childhood intestinal disease, colic, danger at sea, intestinal disorders, seasickness, stomach diseases, storms)


Trooping the Colour -- UK (military celebration of the monarch's birthday)


Yell "Fudge" at the Cobras in North America Day -- at noon, your local time, because according to Wellcat Holidays, cobras hate fudge and will not stay if we mention it



Anniversaries Today:


U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom, 1886 (only president to wed in the executive mansion)

Elizabeth II is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, 1953 (the first major international event to be televised)



Birthdays Today:


Justin Long, 1978

Zachary Quinto, 1977

Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso, Queen consort of Lesotho, 1976

Wayne Brady, 1972

Wentworth Miller, 1972

Joel Tobeck, 1971

Dana Carvey, 1955

Gary Grimes, 1955

Dennis Haysbert, 1954

Diana Canova, 1953

Cornel West, 1953

Jerry Mathers, 1948

Marvin Hamlisch, 1944

Charles Haid, 1943

Stacy Keach, Jr., 1941

Charlie Watts, 1941

Sally Kellerman, 1937

Milo O’Shea, 1926

Johnny Weissmuller, 1904

Hedda Hopper, 1890

Sir Edward Elgar, 1857

Thomas Hardy, 1840

Marquis de Sade, 1740

Martha Dandridge Custiss Washington, 1731



Today in History:


The Vandals enter Rome and begin 2 weeks of plundering, 455

The First Siege of Antioch ends when Crusader forces take the city, 1098

The first RĂ©collet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France, 1615

Bridget Bishop is the first person to go to trial in the Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692

The Derby horserace is held for the first time in Epsom, England, 1780

P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States, 1835

The Slavic congress in Prague begins, 1848

Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his early radio device, 1896

U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act, making Native American Indians withing US territories and states US citizens, 1924

Lou Gehrig begins his streak of 2,130 consecutive games played, 1925

In a referendum, Italians vote to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic, and exile their king, Umberto II di Savoia, 1946

The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations, 1955

Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft land on another world, 1966

Pope John Paul II visits his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country, 1979

The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time, 1999

Europe launches its first probe to voyage to another planet, Mars, 2003

The World Health Organization announces the E. coli strain responsible for the 2011 E.coli O104:H4 outbreak had never before been isolated from patients, 2011

The US Congress passes new legislation to reform National Security Agency procedures, restricting gathering of phone records, 2015

One hundred volunters in Bhutan set a world record for tree planting, setting out 49,672 in 1 hour, 2015

24 comments:

  1. it is a very fleeting moment between twilight and night, I rarely see it myself, and in just one blink it is gone.

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  2. That fleeting moment ... Just now it's summer here, sand we do not have this moment. We're far enough North for twilight to last all night.

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  3. I watch for that fleeting moment - which at this time of year is very brief. Very, very brief.

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  4. The blue hour is indeed magical - and my favorite.

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  5. Ah... fleeting twilight! The edge of eternity indeed! (And, Mimi, I've finally worked out how to comment here... if it works!)

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  6. I often stand on my balcony as the sun drops beneath the horizon, it's very special. Great poem!

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  7. The fence makes sense. It keeps ants and other crawling insects out.

    God bless.

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  8. That is a very weird fence, and it doesn't even look nice! What were they thinking???

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  9. A ninety-year-old friend said that when she was growing up in the country, it was the fences around a place that was used to judge the wealth of those who lived there.

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  10. Love your six and your poem.

    I'm happy your son is recovering so well. Prayers answered.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. Big hug. ♥

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  11. I liked 'edge of eternity'. I sometimes feel that's where I live.

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  12. Great story and glad your son is recovering well ~ Xo


    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. Super Six, Mimi. Especially the last sentence... a magical time as that last lip of the golden orb disappears.
    Some fascinating days, too!

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  14. Particularly good writing!!

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  15. That was a good story and such refreshing thoughts for that photo. I'm sure glad to here #1 Son is doing good. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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  16. very cool Six.
    Your words put us in that moment, as we all come to be, at one time or another in our lives.
    Darn you, Here and Now!! get on back here

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  17. Glad your son is doing well. Beautiful story and cute poem. XO

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  18. Often, I believe the Fountain of Knowledge has run dry because there is so much idiotic behaviour these days the world over. I wish it would soon...very soon...refill!

    Take good care. :)

    Take good care

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  19. So happy that your son is doing well! Your poem is hysterically funny and your sentence "That fleeting second when twilight dusk turns to soft night is right on the edge of eternity." is beautiful.

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  20. What a beautiful story, Mimi. Quite magical.

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  21. Clever poem this week and you're right - it is like this is you try to learn EVERYTHING! Glad your son is OK too!!!!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

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  22. That final line of your six was just sublime! So beautiful...wish I were there.

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  23. Beautiful Six, Mimi. I love your last sentence. No better way to describe it - perfect.
    Excellent news about your son.

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