The Flood

Some people believe that shedding tears is a sign of weakness. I wholeheartedly disagree. While crying signifies vulnerability or pain, the act in and of itself does not make a person weak. Tears can be cathartic, and cleansing in a way. It allows a person to acknowledge one’s emotions and the impact an event has on someone as opposed to bottling “negative” emotions away where they cause destruction. I argue that some of the strongest people are those in tune with themselves on a level that allows productive expression of emotion. I think of it this way: The clouds do not hold back the rain for fear of judgement. The rain falls until there is no more to pour, and if one looks beyond the rainy day, one will see that the rain cleanses what it touches. From the flood springs life, and drought is no more. In the same respect, tears can cleanse the mind, and new perspective and clarity can grow. Let the flood come down, embrace it, and you will see the sun shine again brighter than ever.


Free-Style Writing: Art

I have been nominated for something I haven’t had much experience in, free style writing. Thank you to A Scintilla of Thoughts for the nomination!

He found her smile as colorful and vibrant as a fresh brush stroke on canvas.
He took great joy in her laugh, as it was as whimsical as a summer song.
He listened to her words, wise and philosophical.
He couldn’t help but dance with her, as her movements were poetry in motion.
He craved her touch, as it was as soft as a newly knit sweater.
He relished the life they lived together, as everything she touched, blossomed.
She created a new world by being near. Their love was nothing short of pure art.

Time: 5 minutes 3 seconds

Word Count: 95

1) Open an MS Word document (or any other editor)
2) Set a stop watch or your mobile of 5-10 minutes.
3) Your topic is at the foot of this post, DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.
4) Fill the word document with as much words as you want. Once you began writing do not stop.
5) Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check (it is only meant for you reflect on your control on sensible thought flow)
6) You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals.
7) At the end of your post write down the number of words
8) Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new topic.

My nominees are:

Nominees, your topic, should you choose to participate, is SUCCESS.