Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Succinctly Yours Week 216: Dancing with the Babies

It’s time again for Succinctly Yours, a delightful micro meme hosted by the lovely Grandma of Grandma’s Goulash. Each week, Grandma thoughtfully serves up a photo so that we may gracefully execute a story of 140 words or 140 characters or fewer to go with it. The bonus word this week was “graduate.”
The young ladies of Miss Deb’s Academy were not allowed to graduate until they could stop fidgeting with their dresses. Some skirted the issue longer than others.  136

Some of the would-be graduates were happy to see Harold had enrolled. He was on the youthful side, but they all needed a cotillion partner.  115
I wanted to dance anyway, even with a limp. ~ Anne Lamott, Plan B Further Thoughts on Faith

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  1. Hari OM
    Delightful!.. have got visitors this week so skipping for a bit... YAM xx

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    1. Missed your contribution, but hope you enjoyed your visitors!

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  2. That picture tickled me. The girl with the hat almost looks like she's doing the bathroom dance...or fixing a wedgie. As always, your micro memes are perfect!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. I thought the same thing, Pat, which made it harder for me. I didn't want to get tacky...which seems to be rather easy for me to do. ;}

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  3. Harold is quite the looker. I'm sure he'll be a ladies man in no time.

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    1. Well the diaper might be a turnoff, but otherwise....

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  4. Looks like the girls were thinking ahead to the intermission. They were already picking their seats.

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    1. This is why you should play. I struggled with the picture, but that's perfect.

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  5. Both of these made me laugh. Harold better watch out, because I have a feeling all those older girls with mother him to pieces. lol

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    1. Hee hee - you're probably right!

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  6. I am laughing out loud at bald Harold, and amazed at your ability.

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    1. You have to admit he's a very cute bald guy. Thanks, Linda.

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  7. I have a picture very similar to this one of my girls "skirting the issue"! Love both your takes, as usual. At first I felt a little sorry for poor Harold, but he seems to be holding his own.

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