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Prompt 51 Complete Bafflement


Nicoletta Ceccoli

Today’s prompt is complete bafflement


This to me this goes beyond simple confusion. This is when you can’t even form a coherent question about the problem or situation at hand because it is completely incomprehensible. Ever try to describe such a situation? By their very nature such events allude all concrete and coherent explanation so by the mere act of trying to define them you only exacerbate your sense of bewilderment!


Some things to consider

Falling in love

Language barriers when visiting another country

Lectures that go way above your head

Waking up after an extended period of unconsciousness

Encountering an alien or supernatural being (a prophet for example might be very confused by a vision)

Encountering an unfamiliar species of animal

Witnessing a rite of passage (different cultures can sometimes have very different rituals and customs)

Visiting another planet

Learning a new skill

Interacting with a new and/or unfamiliar  technology

Time travel

Visiting another dimension

Magic Acts

Scientific discoveries (here’s a recent one)


All forms of expression are accepted

About mindlovemisery

Music: PJ Harvey, Radio Head, Fleetwood Mac, David Usher/Moist, Johnny Cash, Portishead, Damien Rice (basically I am a 90s kid I like alternative, grunge, Industrial and other types of metal, oldies, punk, rock etc.) Authors: Sylvia Plath, James Baldwin, Edmund White, Arthur Rimbaud, Jim Carrol, Jeff Noon, etc. Movies: A Clock Work Orange, Fight Club, House of Flying Daggers (I like a lot of cult movies, horror, comedy, drama, I don't like action and fantasy is terrifying lol) Philosophical Beliefs: Buddhism, Daoism, Shintoism (before it changed under Nationalism), The Transcendent Order Favorite Video Game: Planescape Torment What I do: read, write, yoga, pilates, weight-lift, walk, study philosophy and psychology, dance like a crazy person, paint, dream etc. Qualities: stubborn, sarcastic, teasing, playful, open, flirtatious, eccentric, passionate, forgetful, open-minded.

18 comments on “Prompt 51 Complete Bafflement

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  2. helenvalentina
    April 13, 2014

    Love it – I went for silly and light, which is unusual for me, LOL, but I’d found the picture earlier in the day and it just seemed to fit, allowing me some un-characteristic whimsy! 🙂 🙂

    • mindlovemisery
      April 13, 2014

      I absolutely love what you’ve written you have shown me a whole new side and now I think please write a book of poems like this!

      • helenvalentina
        April 13, 2014

        Thank you – perhaps I should go looking for curious pictures more often, LOL! 🙂

      • mindlovemisery
        April 13, 2014

        Please do Helen XD

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  5. Tracesofthesoul
    April 13, 2014

    Oh sorry, Yves, I seemed to have clicked my Shadorma by mistake on this linky as well as my Total Bafflement, sorry about that.

    • mindlovemisery
      April 13, 2014

      I have fixed it now no worries =)

      • Tracesofthesoul
        April 13, 2014

        Thanks so much…too many windows open on my little laptop.

      • mindlovemisery
        April 13, 2014

        I can’t even count how many times I have done it

      • Tracesofthesoul
        April 13, 2014

        Oh Phew, makes me feel better and not feel I am falling into the preys of old age and dementia (not that the two have to go together)…my kids always make wisecracks but hey, I’m their mother 😀

  6. It's a lonely place
    April 13, 2014

    Encountering an alien or supernatural being (a prophet for example might be very confused by a vision) = made me laugh

  7. phylor
    April 20, 2014

    I find myself in complete bafflement on a regular basis, lol.

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