Activities for My Perfect Day

Today, thinking for a short while and not nearly as hard as I should, I have determined for my day to be perfect it could entail certain activities. Here is my list for said day:*

  1. Waking when and where I want rather than when and where I always do
  2. Savoring a rich cup of coffee (or tea) in a lush garden
  3. Walking the neighborhood rather than running errands
  4. Reading creative tales of adventure and intrigue or writing creatively
  5. Listening to classical music played live by a full orchestra while sitting cello side
  6. Eating sardines on saltines with iced tea on the back porch on a hot summer day
  7. Watching the sun set over Lake Tahoe on a clear night in June

I’ve enjoyed all these things at one time or another. Were they all to happen on the same day, I would smile, shrug, and dream about the next perfect day.


About this post: I am taking part in #NaBloPoMo18 and #Create30. I took this photo while watching the sun set over Lake Tahoe on a clear night in June. I wrote using the prompt for Day 6: “Describe your perfect day” courtesy of Angela of the NaBloPoMo Revival group. Check out her blog at
*This list is not inclusive to all activities or conditions to occur and make my day perfect. I could also attain spiritual enlightenment, broker world peace, feed the world, traverse the space-time continuum, discuss dialectics (but for no more than a few minutes), or binge watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer (again).
©2018 Stephanie Abbott. All rights reserved.

My Brain Mining for Meaning


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Mining for meaning, my brain is mapping.

Pictures and sounds funneling through the matter.

Slipping and sliding before grounding.

Landing squat then standing straight, these thoughts speak up.

Rousting the roots and considering their context, these baritones of banter are constantly beating for my attention.

Mining for meaning; then exclaiming with examples!

My tension rising with a thousand voices.

My mind is a chorus seeing, hearing, signing, and beating.


© 2011 Stephanie Abbott. All rights reserved.


Tonight’s post began from a writing challenge at One Word. I had 60 seconds to write something about the word “example.” The graphic is not mine. Whitemattertracking.jpg courtesy of the Brain Imaging Center at the University of Missouri. Check out the program in this article by Christian Basi, “The MU Brain Imaging  Center Offers State-of-the-Art Technology to Battle Neurological Disease