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“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.”― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
Greetings everyone! Hope you are safe and well! This is Sanaa and I am back with another exciting Writers' Pantry this Sunday.
It's unbearably hot these days in South Asia with temperatures ranging from 32 to 40 degrees celsius and humidity from 74 to 91 percent. The scent of sweet rain and dark grasses is welcome every now and then as we head towards June. With everything that's happening around the world, I cling onto every little shred of beauty and hope that I can find.
I remember last week during a conversation with a friend, the look on her face and the sigh that accompanied was one of softly deflating; it felt as though despair had lifted but left her with melancholia instead of relief. Let's talk about perspectives, shall we? So far, for every person I see, I study the eyes. I look for signs of strength or incoming weakness that threatens to plague. The sun was bright and early, its rays spreading across the sky signaled perhaps the beginning of a new chapter. But for her, the sunrise had lost its charm, the rain its steady drumming and solace. And it occurred to me that she had given up!
I know things look bad. Terrifying even. Especially in the US and other places worldwide. But we mustn't lose hope. This is the time for us to stick together. The energy that we put out into the world matters a whole lot. So, let us write away! Who knows? As Christopher Reeve wisely stated: "Once you choose hope, anything's possible."
Announcements and Reminders:
The topic for next Weekly Scribblings is "It takes a bit of Discipline." Rommy confides in us and says that she has found herself in a position where she needs to be a little more disciplined when it comes to food in order to address some health issues, which aren't overly serious but she feels it's best to make temporary changes before she has to make permanent ones. And so, for this prompt, she would like us to shape our ideas around the idea of discipline.
Rosemary delighted us with "Wild Fridays #21: Thought Provokers," where she features Elevensies by Kerri Shying! Do scroll back and check it out in case you have missed it! This one is an absolute treat!
Remember, you have one whole week to participate in prompts now. Just keep in mind that some people may have moved on to their next project after a couple of days, so entries posted later might not receive many visitors.
For now, I invite you to share your entry as Poets and Storytellers United welcomes both poetry and prose (i.e. stories, articles, essays) feel free to link anything old or new and relish in the work of others. Also, if you opt to share prose then please keep it to 369 words or fewer.
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And now, without further ado, let us dive into the Pantry! Looking forward to grabbing a cup of tea and reading you all! See you on the trail! 💘