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I Sit

June 16, 2017

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This week’s intriguing photo prompt courtesy of, and copyright by, Dale Rogerson.

(I saw the people at the bottom of the picture but my focus was drawn to the top half of the picture and that’s where my inspiration for this flash came from)


This is where I sit.

Eyes half-closed, staring at nothing. The trees and moon a shelter, the breeze a heavenly massage.

I sit and focus on being unfocused. I breath. I stop thinking. I float. I breath.

The world stops. No shootings. No stabbings. No bombs. No politicians. No war. No death. No religion. No madness.

There is selflessness. There is compassion. There is kindness. There is acceptance. There is humanity. There is gratitude.

There is here. There is now.

There is life; half-seen and unseen. There is a universe. There is a connection.

I like sitting. Join me?

(99 words. One left over for you.)

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Pray for peace. Pray for love.

27 Comments leave one →
  1. June 16, 2017 12:48 pm

    If only it were that easy.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      June 16, 2017 6:06 pm

      Like anything, it just takes practice. Thank you for reading and for the comment!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover permalink
    June 16, 2017 3:05 pm

    Love the last line, it gave hope to the bleakness.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Dale permalink
    June 16, 2017 3:18 pm

    Yes, I would join you! Loved this… and that George Harrison song is beautiful… Perfect listening while contemplating that beautiful life imagined…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      June 16, 2017 6:08 pm

      Well then pull up a piece of floor and let’s sit! Thank you, Dale, for the comment and for the prompt!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. June 16, 2017 10:19 pm

    Wishful thinking, that inspires further thinking…


    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      June 19, 2017 6:00 am

      Hi Reena! I hope it’s more than just wishful and maybe with enough concentration and enough people… Who knows?

      Liked by 1 person

  5. June 17, 2017 1:47 am

    It’s good to see a positive take on the prompt among so much mayhem


  6. June 17, 2017 3:04 am

    You have created a wonderful sense of perfect isolation. I’ll join you.

    Click to visit Keith’s Ramblings


  7. June 17, 2017 1:23 pm

    A very effective description of escapism. But, in truth, it’s so often our perspective that makes all the difference, isn’t it. I love your logo with the fish and magnifying glass, looking at his human specimen.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      June 19, 2017 6:03 am

      I agree that our perspectives make the difference but I think meditation is more than escapism. I think it helps keep us focused and moving.


  8. June 18, 2017 1:54 pm

    I think sitting can very effective… it was once said that if you share a cup of tea, you are friends for life.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      June 19, 2017 6:08 am

      I’ve never heard that before but I like it. If you’re ever in the neighborhood you have a standing invitation for a cup of tea!


  9. June 18, 2017 7:59 pm

    Word #100 = Love
    This was touching. My eyes teared as I read it. It’s so poignant for these times.
    Of course, George Harrison singing ‘Be Here Now’ is soulful. Beautifully done …
    Isadora 😎

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      June 19, 2017 6:14 am

      A perfect 100th word and you finished the piece! Thank you, Isadora!


  10. June 18, 2017 11:39 pm

    What a wonderful mediation!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. June 19, 2017 6:56 am

    Dear Michael,

    Your story is a breath of fresh air. So were the songs. Lovely reminder.




  12. June 19, 2017 2:42 pm

    But then reality always intrudes, like Monday always follows the weekend.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. June 20, 2017 3:12 am

    There is definitely a connection… this will always be apt for the times, as every age has conflict in it. Will do us well to remember the connections between us.


  14. June 21, 2017 1:57 am

    A lovely poetic description of meditation, Michael. Good writing. 🙂 — Suzanne


  15. June 19, 2022 5:26 pm

    This is greatt


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