Author: lifegetsbetter

Formally retired but many new activites, especially travel, graduate teaching in special education, volunteer activites in community.

Daily Prompt: Haul

via Daily Prompt: Haul Creeping along the crevices of the vertical cliff, each step cleverly placed to increase balance and progress, the seed haul was increasingly laborious and stressing the oral cavity capacity.  The squirrel stopped, manipulating the front five-toed paws to transport  lunch using their four-toed hind feet digging into the succulents as anchor…

Daily Prompt: Explore

via Daily Prompt: Explore As the image morphed into the vast landscape, objects in the background cleared and as in a diorama slowly became three-dimensional. Creeping lizards and clattering squirrels chirped and blood-red stone giants beckoned with a crippled claw.  The need to explore overwhelmed yet the binoculars belied the distance and physical fitness such…

Daily Prompt: Radiant

via Daily Prompt: Radiant Looking at the radiant smile of that mischievous grin reaches into my old soul, recreating a long forgotten maternal love pulsing through me.  How can a little whirligig of a human capture the hearts of everyone in the family, young and old, married and single?  A grandchild makes fools of us…

Malibu Sunrise

Following the beauty of countless sunsets has been a lifetime commitment.  Checking the timeliness of the sunset with the newly available apps has contributed to the ease of knowing when and where to be ready for the moment and be accessible for memorializing this perpetual elegance.  But, I digress … Look at this impromptu moment…

Sludge

via Daily Prompt: Sludge The media take “pen” in hand, hold camera to eye, adjust to a sense of the new reality each morning and attempt to dog-paddle through the sludge passing for current events of the day. In years past it was noble to expose sleaze and rottenness, not just wallow in the ooze…

Particular

via Daily Prompt: Particular Growing up in an emotionally chaotic environment pushes many otherwise healthy children to develop coping skills, keeping the fears of adult explosive displays of temper boxed in a cylinder rolling through their lives but moving past as a fall leaf tumbling along the sidewalk.  The path is available to walk leaving…