dVerse — Prosery — Honey Sun Honeymoon

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And bring no book, for this one day
We’ll give to idleness.
–from William Wordsworth’s,
Lines Written at a small distance from my House…

Day 2:
A drapery whoosh woke me from a flying dream. Bathed in burnished gold light, I stretched, cat-like. Inhaling deeply, my nostrils quivered with the aroma of fresh coffee from roasted and ground Volcanica Kenya beans.

Buenos dias, mi sol!” crowed Mark, satisfaction mapping his face. I smiled, fingering the silk sheets.

We’d dreamed of a Barcelona vacation all of our married lives; a long-overdue honeymoon. When Jorge, Mark’s business associate, inherited a small apartment near Casa Milá, he offered it to us for a month. Jorge and Carmela had summered with us in Michigan a few times, so it seemed natural to accept the generous offer.

Mark, the organizer, had a full itinerary laid out for us each day.

Day 17:
I red-exed it in his planner and stated, “And bring no book, for this one day we’ll give to idleness.”

[144 words]

image link (that has a bunch of good images at it)

Ingrid is today’s host for dVerse’ Prosery. Ingrid says:
Good evening, Poets, and welcome to Prosery: the prompt where we write prose based on some given lines of poetry. This can be flash-fiction or creative non-fiction, but it cannot exceed 144 words in total (not including the title) and must not be poetry (no versification, line breaks, metre, etc.)

52 Comments Add yours

  1. Ingrid says:

    Oh, how beautiful, Lisa: this one brings back memories for me 😊 Did you ever visit Casa Mila (La Pedrera)?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ingrid, I’ve never been to Spain. This is a fantasy story for me. One day though!

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      1. Ingrid says:

        Oh, I do hope so! It’s certainly worth the long journey 😊

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      2. Beautiful Lisa and a perfect image for the prompt.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Mary, thank you 🙂

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  2. rothpoetry says:

    A great story Lisa. I like the thought of vacationing for a month. No books needed!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dwight!

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  3. So much to do… but it can be too much of the good… maybe just some great food is acceptable on a day of idleness.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, very laid back…

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  4. Dale says:

    I love this, Lisa! Such a dream – may be you be able to fulfill it one day!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hope so! I did look into the price of a one-month rental in Spain a few years ago and discovered it isn’t all that expensive.

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      1. Dale says:

        My friend’s parents went first for two weeks, then for one month, now they regularly go for two months or more, they so fell in love with it.

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  5. gorgeous Lisa!
    💖

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Cindy!

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  6. merrildsmith says:

    Every vacation should have a day of complete idleness. (Though maybe time to read a book.) 😀
    I hope you get there!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Merril 🙂

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  7. Ain says:

    Oooh…I thought it was true! Then I read one of your comments…no matter lovely idea well-told!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hope it’s a premonition. Thanks, Ain.

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  8. very clever, Lisa… I was waiting for that line, and I love how you wove it in!

    😀
    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      David, thank you. I was waiting for it also 🙂

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  9. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Your talent as a writer transports us by your side, and the lovely details allows us to lounge there with you, whether real or imagined.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glenn, I’m glad I took you there with me ❤

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  10. Gillena Cox says:

    Oh nice. Luv how you managed the 2 weeks later time frame. Nice one.
    Oh i would have luvved to be the one putting that reminder in the calendar. I sure they had oodles of great fun.

    Much love…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Gillena, thanks for the kind comment, I bet they did also 🙂

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  11. memadtwo says:

    Idleness is always a good idea when vacationing. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe, I agree with you. A vacation with every day planned could be exhausting, I can imagine.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        My one brother always has plans when he visits or I visit. It is exhausting. I don’t even plan my normal life…

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  12. Love your descriptive prosery! ‘A drapery whoosh woke me from a flying dream. Bathed in burnished gold light, I stretched, cat-like. Inhaling deeply, my nostrils quivered with the aroma of fresh coffee from roasted and ground Volcanica Kenya beans.’ – this took me along for the vacation.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Carol, thanks, glad to bring you along 🙂

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  13. Great story, Lisa. And I have to admit, this could have been my wife and me many years ago. I’ve since become much more relaxed and do less planning for our vacations. Giving yourself some flexibility can be very liberating. After all, it’s supposed to be a vacation, not stress! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Christian, almost no vaca I’ve ever been on has been booked up with activities but it would be nice to try one. If someone else wanted to be the planner that’s the route I would take 🙂 I’m glad you are toning it down a little now; I’m sure your wife appreciates it.

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  14. Vacations are often over-planned (at least by my family) I would definitely be the one to pen in the idleness! 👏👏

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  15. Sadje says:

    You’ve set a wonderful scenario here Li.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  16. Oh you took me there! Beautifully written Lisa ☺️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy it did, Christine, thank you 🙂

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  17. kittysverses says:

    Nice write, Li. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  18. pvcann says:

    Yes indeed, why bring a book! Luscious.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Paul 🙂

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  19. lillian says:

    Writing as if in a diary….excellent touch. LOVE the image…and I’m with the writer….X out that day. PERFECT use of the quotation!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lillian, thanks much, for the feedback and the kind words.

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  20. Great use of the line.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ken, thank you.

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  21. I love your story Lisa, and the photo is perfect for it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Linda, glad you enjoyed. I know you get a lot of honey sun in AZ.

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  22. This sounds lovely. I’ve heard wonderful things about Barcelona.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I have also, Sascha. One day I’ll see for myself…

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