Monday, January 6, 2014

Monday Musings: January 6, 2014 – Word/Phrase Prompt

Prompt: Chance Encounter

What to do: Write, film, compose, draw, paint, or otherwise express yourself based on the concept of a “Chance Encounter.” If you are open to sharing, just put a link to your inspired creation in the comments section of this post. :)

In an effort to support my fellow electric surfers, I've decided to put a slight spin on Monday’s artistic prompt for 2014 and include a link to the blog/website that inspired the week’s prompt.

Prompt inspired by: avalleyandbeyond.weebly.com

A Valley & Beyond is an online magazine by journalist/author Michael Phoenix that centers around what’s happening in the Lehigh Valley (otherwise known as my backyard). While I admit it took me a little while to get used to the drop down menu perusing style, Michael has a wealth of information, reviews, and photos/videos about music and various events occurring in and around my adopted hometown of Allentown, PA USA (yeah, it’s the same Allentown Billy Joel sings about).

Greg and I had the pleasure of meeting Michael just before Christmas in an East Side Laundromat (you just never know who you are going to bump into when washing your unmentionables) and we were impressed with his friendly demeanor, obvious intelligence, and laid back professionalism. If you have an interest in the Lehigh Valley, are looking for some good recommendations, or are just curious about what it’s like in my neck of the woods, take a stroll over to A Valley & Beyond. You won't be disappointed and you'll be supporting an entertaining and informative online magazine.

My take on this week’s prompt:

On A Tuesday…

Somewhere between the rinse and spin cycles,
a side comment about the news broadcasting
from a flat screen TV above the folding counter
unlatches a door to deeper conversation.

Interests and perspectives shared,
recognized and respected,
spark a flame in an otherwise overcast evening
and gratitude ensues—
ever-happy to ignore the warning
to never talk to strangers.


Have a great week everyone!



4 comments:

  1. Just delightful, Letitia . . . my favourite line - "unlatches a door to deeper conversation".

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    1. Thanks Andrea Dawn. It feels like that sometimes, doesn't it? Like something just opens with a gentle click. :)

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  2. But I wrote it already with People Watching! Oh heck I can't do any better so maybe I'll pass this week but don't know. I'll have a prompt tomorrow for No-Talent. Hugs!

    I like it! I have had many chance encounters at laundry in fact maybe you gave me an idea but the poem may be indecet. Lol!

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    1. I'll take all poetry... decent or indecent. LOL! It's all good Bekkie. :) I'll catch the Tuesday prompt soon.

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