Friday, May 13, 2011

Well, that's a fine howdoyoudo!! A Friday Challenge

Here it is - the day more than half over - and I not only haven't got my challenge posted BUT yesterday's post has been disappeared - to wherever those things go - the bloggers' gulag. That post is working in a salt mine somewhere, feeling very sad, muttering to itself  "I had a whole lot of comments - I was worthy - they liked me, they really really liked me" but too damn bad for it. It is gone gone gone. Gone like the landlord's smile, gone like a fifth of gin, gone like the shape I'm in, gone gone away. (thank you John Hiatt for those lyrics from your song 'Gone')

Your challenge, should you choose to take it, is to write between two and twelve pages on what you've lost - what is gone. Really get into it. Could be a beautiful rust coloured chenille jacket from the sixties, or the trust of a friend, or the memory of your mother singing to you when you were ill. Whatever it is - write it down in a torrent of goneness. Get it all out - down on the page - gone from your mind onto the paper.

Gone, gone gone, solid gone.

7 comments:

Summer Ross said...

Great challenge, I lost my mother- so i think I will write about her.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful post Jan, Yes it's been a funny old day, I lost my post from Yesterday so will have to re-write it later.

Have a wonderful week-end;
Yvonne.

Liza said...

Google removed all things posted yesterday due to a problem they were having. I had good comments on my post too. Saved some of it in word...so maybe I will repost. I think I'll wait for a bit though and see what Google does.

Margot Kinberg said...

Jan - Oooh, interesting challenge!! It also makes you think about what you value...

Car Title Loans said...

That is an interesting challenge. I don't know if I would have enough time in a day to think about it AND write it down. I mean, a lot of things disappear in life, we lose a lot and some drifts; it's so hard to choose!
Ava

Jan Morrison said...

Summer - good idea - lots will come up.
Yvonne - yep, lots of posts lost on blogspot. & on Friday the 13th!
Liza - yes, they said they were putting them back but they didn't seem to anywhere I've been.
Margot - exactly - it is also a good memory evoker...
Ava - exactly. What are we aware of losing and what simply falls from us?

GigglesandGuns said...

Aren't we glad this Blogger challenge didn't happen during our other Challenge. Can you picture the confusion?