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Writing Prompt #132 “Collage 10″

Collage 10

Bottom Left: Rossatty

You can click the image to enlarge, the collages are actually quite big.  The quote “BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SET YOUR heart UPON-FOR IT will surely BE YOURS.” James A. Baldwin

What is the underlying theme? What’s the story here? The overarching emotions? If you like you can read them like panels in a comic strip it’s up to you how your interpret them. Literal or abstract are both perfectly acceptable.

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On another note I have decided to continue with the collages. I have made several more and will continue to post them every other Sunday for the time being. If you have some great quote suggestions leave them in the comments below! It is my birthday also XD

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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 I am 32 and married (almost 13 years) with a beautiful 5 year old daughter. Everyone thinks I'm a hippie.

42 comments on “Writing Prompt #132 “Collage 10″

  1. J Lapis
    November 8, 2015

    Happy Birthday!

  2. taleweaver/ing
    November 8, 2015

    Happy birthday (and 364 unbirthdays) to you. My November is full of birthdays! This week, celebrated 5, (yours makes 6) mine included. By the end of the month, at least another 6!
    I like collages — whether I participate or not — I enjoy the imagery and the various responses.
    So, here’s to your first unbirthday celebration while I am on the well-wishing wagon train.

    • mindlovemisery
      November 8, 2015

      Thank you so much! November is full on my end too, it is a popular time for birthdays in my family too and it also happens that Father’s Day in Sweden is on my birthday this year

    • clothespeggedpat
      November 8, 2015

      Well then – wishing you a happy belated Birthday or Unbirthday as you wish Phylor! Celebrate the wish and beauty of you – for each day – why not? Even without all the fanfare (I sense grumblings and tremors of not wanting to make a big deal about it) … at least allow yourself to wish and dream each day 😉

      • tale weaver/ing
        November 10, 2015

        Thank you, Pat.
        Lewis Carrol’s Mad Hatter, crazy as he is, does have a good pointer. An unbirthday is a great reason to fete yourself, especially when you need it, for no other reason that it’s not your birth day.
        I would love to be better at wishing and dreaming on a daily basis. 😉

      • clothespeggedpat
        November 10, 2015

        I decided a few years ago to celebrate every day as if it was my birthday – an unbirthday – as it were – and well … it was effective for only so long – because those most happy to not understand – no imagination – and too self-wrapped up in their own self-serving “I’m miserable and so I shall destroy you and your attempts to be a creator” proved to be my downfall. 😦

      • tale weaver/ing
        November 10, 2015

        Oh, dear such folks are not good for the soul or the spirit.
        I’ve divorced myself from my in-laws, and what remains of my family because it was too heavy a burden. I didn’t need any lower of an opinion of me than I manufacture for myself.
        We should start a celebrate your unbirthday prompt or something. A space where folks can do their “happy dance” without anyone suggesting they shouldn’t. Only those with imagination and understanding of unbirthdays allowed.

      • clothespeggedpat
        November 11, 2015

        roflmbo —- yeah – the prompt idea – sounds like total fun – as it should be!

        Glad to hear that you had the good sense to make the break – sometimes we just have to do what we have to do – in order to stay as sane, healthy and positive as we can. Toxic people NOT welcomed!

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  4. taleweaver/ing
    November 8, 2015

    Well, then I’ll extend a happy father’s day to your husband!
    More great collage images — a rather odd collage response on my part. Must be the week, 😉

  5. clothespeggedpat
    November 8, 2015

    I had no idea it was/is your Birthday Yves! So … Happy Birthday or Unbirthday – as you wish! May each day – and especially today – be a celebration filled with love, laughter, joy and abundance. Sending you many hugs and good thoughts – of course, may all of your wishes come true 😀

    And since it is Father’s Day in Sweden (how odd that seems to me – here it is in June) – well – an extended happy father’s day to your hubby 🙂

    I hope you have a wonderful family day together 🙂

    • mindlovemisery
      November 8, 2015

      Thank you so much =) What beautiful sentiments! I bought dining chairs with the b-day money I got from hubbie’s parents. We had 4 chairs the cheap stackable sort but now that we have a house and his parents have moved in to an apartment they want to have X-mas here instead. We’ve had them sitting on step stools and anything we can find and I am so happy to have chairs that I just had to randomly tell someone about it lol It feels odd to me but actually we go with the American one for us and the Swedish one for his parents. I have chairs!!!

      • clothespeggedpat
        November 8, 2015

        😀 Well if that is indeed what has brought you great joy – then Happy Birthday! And I can understand … it’s no fun when you have to “force” everyone to re-live the 60s and 70s – sitting and lying about on bean-bags or on the floor – unless there does happen to be something smokeable at the celebration! 😉

        Well divergence in tastes and comfort is good – it means you’ll be furnishing your home in an original style! how cool is that? 😉

      • mindlovemisery
        November 9, 2015

        I don’t mind sitting on the floor myself. Many years ago we had a low dining room table Japanese Style that my husband built and we sat on cushions and had no dining chairs whatsoever oh how it drove my mom mad lol The chairs are really a consideration for older guests who do not like sitting on the floor but maybe if they were high they wouldn’t notice haha. We have a mix of things furniture given to us by various people and many different things from the 2nd hand shop. The hope is that hubbie will build our furniture and slowly replace the Ikea furnishing we have now with real handmade pieces But that will take time, not just the building but we have to save up for the wood as well

      • clothespeggedpat
        November 9, 2015

        Ah Sweden – and IKEA – and LOL – yup – we Canadians have a love affair with all things IKEA 😀

        I hear ya – it’s all fine and well when the immediate family can live comfortably with things like eating Japanese style or lounging about comfortably “lower to the ground” – but time, age and physicality can put an end to these things – so the option to have more suitable furniture for when guests arrive or even for oneself – when the moment strikes – is that game of “balance” – you know – furnishing your space how you want and envision – but when others come to “play” – it may not be “correct.”

        Funny thing – not “hahaha” – but given my newly discovered physical problems – the simplest of things – like sitting crossed-legged on the floor – which I used to love doing – or on the couch for that matter – is totally problematic for me – it hurts so badly in my hips – that I just can’t do it – so now, even though I’ve always been so “aware” of “body” – because A) I’m short – and no furniture ever works for me – and when it does – it works for no one else – so I lose out and B) having worked physically for so long – I’m absolutely keenly aware and in mourning …. because no matter what – I just can’t get comfortable. Ugh! 😉

      • mindlovemisery
        November 9, 2015

        All Swedes have furniture from Ikea, all that I have seen because the furniture in the others stores is extremely expensive and still made out of particle board, go figure. I had a lot of issues with my hips when I was a student (sitting for a long time in hard awful chairs I guess) but it was like someone poured lava into the socket, the burning was intense and I had to keep moving and standing and stretching and being weird in class because I didn’t know what to do. I have trouble sleeping because my ribs hurt and my arms fall asleep constantly but I can’t sleep long on my back because I stop breathing (arms still fall asleep) and I can’t sleep on my stomach because I have cysts in my breasts. I feel best right after yoga or pilates and then it deteriorates with the day. How short are you?

      • clothespeggedpat
        November 9, 2015

        Ahh … the same feeling in my hips – and other joints – and wow – it’s like lava – absolutely.

        I know about the arms falling asleep – but for me – that’s due to the herniated disks in my neck (2 back to back but on opposite sides of the spine) and a massive amount of toughened beyond belief trigger points.
        Why do your ribs hurt?
        Stop breathing when sleeping on your back? Does that have something to do with your ribs – or some sleeping disorder? (sleep apnea)
        Yikes – I used to always sleep so well on my stomach – but with the neck and lower back – definitely out – I twist myself – into pretzel forms – which really doesn’t help – I sometimes think I’d be better off sleeping upside down – like a bat XD

        LOL – well I “peaked” at 5 feet – and I dare say, now – I’m slightly shorter than that – age and time – and the chronic pain – but then I always had lousy posture – but it was “comfortable” to me – where as standing straight and tall and “lined up” – body work wise – never felt good to me – even when I was a kid – I mean, what would you expect of a baby who consistently sucked her toes – instead of her fingers??? 😉

      • mindlovemisery
        November 9, 2015

        I guess it could be sleep apnea, I am not overweight or anything. My mom also has it. Or it could be because I have spinal issues or allergies. I couldn’t sleep on my back as a kid either so I am not sure. But I breathe easier on my side and rarely stop breathing that way unless I fall asleep smushed in a pillow lol I am not sure why my ribs hurt, it may be that we have a firm mattress and I do not depress it enough for it to mold to my body which is pretty curvy. Hubbie and I forgot to switch sides, rotate the mattress for a while and so the bed wore unevenly, we are trying to fix it now but it is just so wonky I end up rolling down my side to his side. I simply cannot depress the mattress even though I am normal sized, I guess they only think of men when they make stuff and I am not normal sized for a man lol. Hubbie can’t sleep much on his side because of super broad shoulders. I struggle with normal posture too having kyphosis but I have been working on it. I am almost 5’4. So always back issues poor Pat, hubbie also.

      • clothespeggedpat
        November 9, 2015

        It’s amazing how the most nourishing thing we need – sleep – restorative and beneficial in so many ways – can be so difficult to achieve … and it sucks! LOL … so yeah, we just do what we can … each day/moment/snooze time/ or sleep time, as we can.

        kyphosis – wow – that’s not good – and looking at some images and diagrams – I’m reminded of my mother yelling at me – telling me to straighten up – and then a physiotherapist telling me 15 1/2/ years ago – after my neck injury – saying if I didn’t work on improving my posture – I’d end up with dowager’s hump. Un huh …. well – the pain is too much – I was yelling back in my head ….. *sigh* …. ah well ….

      • mindlovemisery
        November 10, 2015

        Without sleep though I go crazy and I don’t mean I am cranky and unfocused I mean MAD AS A HATTER. I have been working vigorously on it for several months and I have seen changes in my spine, not just in how I feel but a genuine decrease in the curve and an openness in the shoulder chest area. With Kyphosis it depends on the amount of curvature you start with whether it can be changed with exercise/therapy or if you require surgery. Mine is not to the degree I need surgery but if I do nothing it could get worse, so I choose to do something and hope (it does hurt though especially the first few months). I don’t have the dowager hump, aka while I have a curve I do not have the fat deposits. I am sure I was on the way to developing fat around my hump though. There is no way to say that delicately is there? I am not bony as I said before I am a healthy weight, pretty curvy but my shoulders are just bone and my husband says my back is that way as well. I have muscle in my abs and legs but it is proving very difficult to get muscle where I most need it. It may be a complication with also having thyroid issues which effect circulation and muscle development.

      • clothespeggedpat
        November 10, 2015

        *snorting* – not in a mean way …. but the “aha” moment – of the “thyroid issues” – as I would be jumping up and down saying … no shit, eh?

        Mine is slightly under active – probably started after my accident 15 years ago – but although my doctor at the time had noticed that the full blood panel work up done by the neurologist had no results for thyroid malfunction – she didn’t follow up – drawing blood from me is next to impossible – so it was only 3 years ago that the “new doctor” did the thyroid test – so lalalalala …. all these years (in highest probability) I’m fighting the damn pain and am beyond exhausted – but am still 300% go go go …. *sigh* …. damn frustrating.

        At least you are aware and are trying to prevent further development leading to further complications and problems – so yeah, sometimes we have to bite the bullet and work through the pain – the results may never be “drastic” – but any slowing or stopping of progression is a good thing.

        But it does make one out of one’s mind – so many aspects and stuff to deal with all at one time – it can be totally nuts. So I’m totally hearing you Yves.

      • mindlovemisery
        November 10, 2015

        lol my thyroid aint dead yet. It fluctuates wildly and suffers from exhaustion. It is on the fat piling end now. The doctors tell me to wait for it to give out, because it will give out. The waiting sucks for me because I have the symptoms right now and random increases and drops in my weight play havoc on my emotions, health. I also have issues giving blood and also getting IVs. When I had pneumonia they wanted to put me on IV but two black and blue arms later they gave up. It does indeed do that!

      • clothespeggedpat
        November 10, 2015

        ooof – that totally sucks – the extremes of the fluctuations – not only is that really hard on the body – because thyroid affects more than just metabolism – other key organs as well – it must be like being on an out of control roller coaster – so oofffff!

        Yup – seems some of us have veins that just don’t want to co-operate.

        Hugs to you and be as good to yourself as you can – in all regards 🙂

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  7. anmol(alias HA)
    November 8, 2015

    Many Happy Returns of the Day, Yves. It’s my sister’s birthday as well. 🙂

    • mindlovemisery
      November 8, 2015

      Thanks Anmol! Oh how cool is that best wishes to your sister!

  8. Rall
    November 8, 2015

    Happy Birthday to you ! Hope you enjoy your special day.

  9. georgeplace2013
    November 8, 2015

    Happy Birthday! : )

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  12. taleweaver/ing
    November 10, 2015

    To Pat and Yves:
    I followed your “discussion” with great interest. Having some of the same issues. Taking a yoga class with an instructor in tune with yoga as therapy really did help with my posture (yes, my mother yelled at me to sit up straight — she had curvature of the spine) and balance. I haven’t kept up with my yoga at home as I should.
    Unfortunately, she is (unhappily) living in Florida and thinking of moving to Vermont. I like Vermont!
    How are your B12 levels? I have to eat B12 gummies to keep mine at a reasonable level, but when it’s okay, my balance and gait is much better.
    I have big time sleep issues — which I’m still working on. My circadian rhythms are backwards.
    So sorry you folks have so much chronic pain and illness to deal with on a daily basis.
    I understand chronic pain (for different reasons) and how much it can colour and life it can drain from you.
    Had to put in my 27 cents.
    PS: Love the furniture stories. And the US loves Ikea too! In the shopping mecca near where I live, there is even a street named after the store!

    • mindlovemisery
      November 11, 2015

      Yoga has kept me alive in more ways than one. It has improved my balance, flexibility, posture, even my cardiovascular health by helping me to control my breathing, I have an athletes resting pulse. It has also helped with Depression which is a big thing. If I haven’t done yoga my husband can actually tell because you can see it in my body and my mood. I would like to teach yoga and have done so in the past. The last time I had my vitamin levels checked my B12 was very high. The only deficiencies I have had that I know of are iron (because I have Menorrhagia but now I am meds to stop that) and potassium. I have the muscle spasms and cramps and even seizures. It is hard to have a potassium deficiency if you eat normally and are keeping the food down. I eat and I eat lots of potassium and I never vomit but it still gets low sometimes. Everything else was great though when I last checked. I know I once tried taking vitamin D during the winter because it is dark here for many months and because the pill also had a bit of calcium I actually ended up with an excess of calcium. I must get it from veggies because I am not a big milk drinker and don’t ear much cheese either that is why I thought the extra calcium would be fine but let me tell you it was not. I started falling asleep randomly even in the middle of a handstand (with wall support)!

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  14. julespaige
    November 12, 2015

    I did not get here until today –
    So belated Happy Birthday my dear friend!

    I combined this with a prompt from Quickly enjoy:
    Fandango

    I find it interesting that Fandango has two very different meanings.
    Not that I could dance such, but both definitions fit the piece I wrote 😉

    I would love to know how to make those paper stars 🙂

    • mindlovemisery
      November 12, 2015

      Thank you so much Jules =) My husband makes them all the time!

      • julespaige
        November 13, 2015

        Sometimes I make cranes, and I sort of remember how to make the bottom of a box. Though once I made a lobster.

      • mindlovemisery
        November 16, 2015

        Oooh a lobster that sounds tricky

      • julespaige
        November 19, 2015

        I only did that once!

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