A retro ride

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PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll
The amusement park had installed a new ride and claimed it to be fastest. Only invited adult couples were allowed the first ride. Leaders, government-officials, CEOs and other elites came for the ride.
After much fanfare, all were seated according to their seniority and protocol. Finally the ancient mayor (too old to be on the ride) pushed the start button. The carriages started rotating. Slowly it picked up speed  –  till the crowd could just hear the whizz and were unable to visualize individuals or the cabins.
Ultimately it stopped and a crowd of teenagers got off.
Words ~ 97
A round centrifuge would slow down time as it gets faster – thus increasing the Gravity in that location. A space-time like blanket would cover something that has a high mass in comparison to other areas as it possesses more gravity in comparison as well. The higher gravity “weighs down” the blanket. In these weighed down areas time moves at a slower rate than that of a spot with less gravity/mass. A good example is if you’re near a black hole, which has a lot of mass and thus gravity, your perception of a few minutes or hours there could be, in comparison, years on Earth. There may be academic errors in this …..  but it provided the theme for this tale.
Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



One who flew away

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Thank you any1mark66   for this week’s prompt.

The older residents remember the return of ancient Joe. He had run away from the farm at the age of 17 and came back after 70 years. Few know where he had been and what he had done.  Many refused to believe he was Joe.  Though Tom his grandson did and offered him a room at the farmhouse. However, Joe lived in the old isolated barn in a remote field.

On his 91st birthday he attained physical dissolution (Buddha).  Tom saw a rainbow that day and came to explore. He found the place empty with a pleasing aroma. Ancient Joe was never found.

Only the birds and other creatures know that Joe’s body had dissolved in to light. Even the nails and hair were not left behind.  His death was truly like a bird flying away from a rock.

Words ~ 139
PS – Practitioners of ‘great perfection ~Dzogchen’ can dissolve their body in light at the time of death .

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Dress material

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PHOTO PROMPT © Victor and Sarah Potter

The beautiful model sashayed down the ramp in a shimmering gown made of spider silk and entrapped a number of rich men to become her net-fans.

The net was too strong for anyone of them to escape.

Words ~ 37

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



Prompt  ….

Thank you Fandango  for the photo prompt

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? For centuries philosophers have been teasing our intellects with such questions. This exercise in futility would not have started if a tree had fallen on a philosopher’s head. Einstein concluded it effectively – reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

A fallen tree is a degenerated neuron (whatever the cause) from the brain of  Gaiya (Mother Earth).  The function of that particular neuron is taken over by the nearby neurons in that bundle. Brain atrophy caused by a significant amount of neuronal loss is a prominent pathological feature of Alzheimer’s disease.

Too many of such incidents would destroy Gaiya. However, it has succeeded in overcoming such events since millions of years. It eliminates the cause of such neuronal deaths.

Words  ~ 141
James Lovelock in 1960s proposed that Earth is a conscious being. The first goal of Earth was to use conscious intention to form minerals and to turn these into rocks and crystals. Crystals are thus infused with particular perspectives and expressions that we can comprehend through technology. It is almost as though the earth left us a treasure of billions of little crystal-USB drives with message of love or protection that we can follow.
Then the earth set out to create the conditions required to support more and more complex and diverse life forms, ultimately leading to the right conditions to support humanity. In this way our consciousness is connected to the earth – through all live and non-live structures.

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An imagination coming from a pure and intense desire of the heart acts instinctively and without any conscious effort. The power of a strong imagination directed upon another can kill or cure him according to the nature of the desire that impels the force ~ Paracelsus.

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot
The trio of mages watched the admiring crowd applaud at the art-show.
Shall we give them a real reason to applaud?
Others signaled a yes.
The youngest concentrated on the fabric for a few seconds and the whole thing came crashing down. It was total chaos …… the visitors ran helter-skelter.
The remaining two concentrated on the chaos for a few seconds and like the Indian rope trick the nets rose up and organized themselves as they were.
Incomprehension and then lust filled the eyes of the visitors as they watched their most lascivious dreams come true within the nets.
Words ~ 100
 Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.


The dispossessed

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Thank you J.S. Brand for the photo prompt

The marina was built despite strong opposition from the local people. Thousands of families from near by villages used to fish here in the traditional way for centuries. The locals pleaded with the authorities that high-end tourism projects are welcome but they should not be at the cost of the traditional inhabitants.  They warned that dredging of millions of cubic-meters of earth and construction activity will disturb the sea bed and adversely affect their livelihood. The construction of breakwaters will also adversely affect the ecology of the area.

Variety of sea-birds lived there. Some would steal the fish and others would wait for a fish-worker to toss it a morsel. The birds and the fish-workers migrated to other places but occasionally one or the other would visit and stare at ships as if asking – what the hell are you doing in waters that belonged to us.

Words  ~ 147

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Of the people ….

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The professor of political-science displayed the title slide – Participatory Governance.

We have already discussed the salient features of good governance. Today we shall talk about how it is practiced across the globe. I shall explain with the help of this graphic –

The machine represents governance.  It is impossible to discern what it does or how it works. However, it is resource intensive for turning its many wheels and gears. Now, does it produce anything like other machines – NO! And who pays for the resources to run it – I & YOU!

The professor continued explaining the technicalities of the subject.

Words ~ 100
 Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.