OctPoWriMo2019 Day 29 — Sei Shonagon-style list of Ten Things That Bring a Lightness of Being

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Ten Things That Bring a Lightness of Being

A warm housecoat and a small cat curled in your lap.
Warm peach pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Laying on your back on an anchored sailboat in summer.
Waking up in the morning after sleeping as long as you want.
Walking a trail that only you and the woodland critters know and use.
Sitting on a blanket on a beach and watching the sun go down.
Passing out candy to small children in Halloween costumes.
Coasting down a swell on the bike on a warm breezy afternoon.
Standing next in line for the Steel Vengeance at Cedar Point.
In a prayer circle with loved ones, praying for each other.

Morgan Dragonwillow (and today’s co-host Punam) is the host of OctPoWriMo.  Punam says:
So, what does lightness of being mean to you? A stress free, guilt free life or an ethical, by the rule book life or is it the same for you? Does being light literally means shedding all those extra kilos/pounds? Or shedding fears, guilt, shame and disappointments?  I would love to know what lightness of being means to you.
Word Prompts:
Float
Light
Burden
Free
Meaning
Sublime
Immoral
Suggested PoetryForm:
During NaPoWriMo this year one of the prompts was to write a Sei Shonagon style of list of things in poetry or poetry prose.

image:  “Woman with a Cat” (1880) by Edouard Manet (1832-1883)

Exploring poetry in all its forms.

20 Comments Add yours

  1. sgeoil says:

    Yes, to all those things, except the stomach dropping Steel Vengence…But I like how you slipped in the heart stopping ride!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It started out as the Mean Streak, but in my research I see it was retired in 2016 😦 They’ve replaced it with this hybrid monster, which I need to add to my bucket list now. There is something pure-hearted about a rollercoaster that I love.

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      1. sgeoil says:

        For me more like heart stopping!! lol

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Maybe best skip them then, you don’t want that.

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  2. Sadje says:

    Yes, all of them. 😍

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  3. odhran25 says:

    I was wondering what Steel Vengeance was? A rock band, I thought? A ride! Fun to see someone else do a list. And such a lovely one.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you much! It sounds like you did a list. Let me go check yours out right now.

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  4. Yes, yes to all! What a wonderful list, Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Punam! So many of them are attached to very happy memories.

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      1. I guessed as much! No wonder it sounded happy…if you know what I mean. 🙂

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  5. Carol Anne says:

    What a great list! Peach pie sounds so good! I actually never had it before!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Wow, Carol Anne, you need to get out there and get some peach pie! Frozen food section, bake it, and while still warm a scoop of the vanilla ice cream. In the movie, Starman, my favorite scene is when the starman eats Dutch Apple Pie for the first time.

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      1. Carol Anne says:

        I don’t think we can get it here in Ireland because pie is not a big thing over here on the Apple Pay and rhubarb tart but we don’t really get all the types of pies sorry I meant apple pie my phone is being stupid I’m dictating this text

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Can you get peaches there? You may have to make it from scratch. YUM! That sounds so good right now.

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          1. Carol Anne says:

            Oh yes we can definitely get peaches, I’ll have to try it I know it sounds so yummy I think I will try it soon

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Peach Cobbler would also be tasty 🙂

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  6. memadtwo says:

    Great list, although I would also avoid the roller coaster. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, K. That first drop looks like a doozy.

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