Dashing, splashing, vibrant colors
left in the wake
of a dashing, splashing, vibrant person
Spirited smile, thoughtful teacher
sincere critiques, always wanting us
to leave the middle ground, and
soar to the heights of what is possible
The waves of life tossed her about
overwhelmed at times, she kept going
her favorite expression…lol
Susan gave and gave
until she had no choice
but to finally rest
This is not an epilogue
for we carry her good will
and shared knowledge with us
always, never ending
Shirley Radcliff Bruton
“Stop it, or I’ll start crying,” Susan said.
“But I want you to know how much I love the blanket you gave me,” I said.
I shared my love of her blanket just months before Susan Tuttle’s passing. She had a habit of giving me small presents, usually cat themed. My favorite is a leopard printed throw in unusual and bright colors. I curl up under that blanket most every time I sit in my lounge chair.
Susan and I enjoyed a great love of cats. Her last cat was an imaginary girl named PITA (pain in the ass), and I have six food-to-poop converters. I bet PITA didn’t throw up hairballs daily. I wonder if I could get an imaginary cat or cats.
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Space between paragraphs in a section break is sometimes accompanied by an asterism (either proper ⁂ or manual * * *), a…or other ornamental symbols. From Wikipedia. See link for additional information.
I’ve always used * * * for section breaks in prose or poetry. Recently, I was trying to find out if you left a blank line before and after the asterism in prose. Asterism was a new usage of the word asterisk to me. While doing research I came across the Wikipedia page and found out how very little I knew about breaks. And, yes it does appear that it is correct to place a blank line before and after the asterism.
My new favorite section break is called a fleuron a stylized forms of flowers or leaves. I have place three of them below.
There’s a Ornamental Dingbats chart, seriously, if you dig deep enough and want to use a different break symbol. Happy section breaking.
For the last three and half years I’ve had trouble sleeping at night. To keep me quietly occupied, I have developed the habit of watching YouTube videos and listening to them through my earphones. I’ve learned many things from these mostly much younger woman that are mothers and YouTube Influencers. They’ve showed me how to lessen my load around the house. I’ve tried many of the products they use and I like most of them.
Here are two of my favorites: