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I guess that’s why

In a serendipitous twist, the two word prompts I follow are ‘classic‘ and ‘the blues‘.

Elton John is inside my head: Time on my hands should be time spent with you…

It’s a classic. Another one of those great songs released in the 80s. At the time, I was about 13, a happy early teen with solid friendships. We were all blind to the fragility of life, protected in the cocoon of youth and good homes. Idyllic. But those lyrics Rolling like thunder under the covers hinted at an exciting, unknown adult world that was an entire galaxy away. Looking back now, I thought I knew it all, yet somehow was itching to learn more and grow up. I was desperate to be mature, yet embodied immaturity. Hindsight’s a wonderful thing.

But that line! It’s evocative, figurative.

I’ve been helping Our Girl with her online school classes (only English and writing – everything else is beyond my intelligence πŸ™‚ ) and yesterday we looked at metaphors, similes, and personification. I’m actually not 100% confident in naming each but am pretty sure Elton John’s is a simile. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, and then I shall send you Our Girl’s next work sheet as well πŸ™‚ .

A nonsensical rambling post today, friends, but I hope you have a good day!

P.S. I do not like this new WP editor thingo. Aaarrgh!!

Photo by Daoudi Aissa on Unsplash

9 thoughts on “I guess that’s why”

  1. I like it when you have your nonsensical rambling post days which actually do have so much in them. That 13 year old exposed to life and yes with a simile under the covers…evocative and now coping with you own teenager, perhaps there’s a metaphor there as well.
    WP editor….I tried yesterday and it takes longer to construct a post. I only added one photo, I am not looking forward to my multiple photo posts. I started using blocks to write articles when I was working and didn’t take long to get the hang of them.
    Thanks for joining in on my prompt Linda πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. I don’t have the time, inclination or patience to fiddle around with the new wp editor!! And that annoying box that keeps popping up…al it does is obstruct my view of my entire post thus far. 🀬🀬🀬

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      1. I hope you don’t disappear from my life if you don’t post. I am going to persist as it will get easier. Have a look at the WP tutorial which will make it easier. That annoying box can be made disappear by a button on the LHS. I found out that yesterday by accident

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