Wednesday 18 February 2015

WordPress Daily Prompt: Undo 2

If you could un-invent something, what would it be? Discuss why, potential repercussions, or a possible alternative.

Somewhere in this labyrinth of prompts I find the main title *Daily Prompt” and underneath there is a text “Sometimes, you sit down to blog but your words and photos get stuck — prompts give them a push. We publish a new one every morning.” For us disciples in the middle of Europe read “every afternoon” instead of “every morning” due to the time lapse between our ex english colony over the pond. If you read this carefully bloggers you can see what good service we receive. We no longer need to sit in front of a blank screen on our computer wondering what to write. No, of course not. Regularly every morning or afternoon, as the case may be,  you will receive a new prompt. How lovely, the boring days of not knowing what to write have gone as the golden blog sinks slowly in the West. We are saved, the solution to our blogless days has been resolved, thanks to ….. We all know who, or do we?

Unfortunately a gremlin has sneaked into the works. Our daily happiness blog has been sabotaged. Many suspicions have been uttered, but the culprit has not yet been found. Someone perhaps “had a dream” and unfortunately it was a repetitive dream. On 21st February 2013 I wrote my views on the subject of Undo. I spent a happy hour telling everyone about it from my point of view. It was fun, not a bad prompt and my brain resembled a citrus fruit squeezed of its juices by a fruit press after the final result. I wrote my prompt and collapsed in an exhausted heap next to the computer. OK, I might be overdoing it a bit, but this gives no-one the opportunity to squeeze my brain again. Two years later I have two years more of dead brain cells. As we all know, brain cells do not replenish themselves and that goes for all with no exceptions in the cyber world.

So here I am again wondering what to write because when I undo something two years ago, I do not find something new to undo. I could write about the incompetence of the world politicians, some war-making states etc. etc. but I will not. I am not here on a political platform, have no wish to engage in such arguments and so I am blogless again. I was tempted to warm up one of my gifted blogs written a few years ago, in the hope that it would not be ignored the second time around for a Pulitzer Prize. However, if it was again ignored, I would be disappointed and would throw my computer out of the window. This being a fairly new Apple computer, it would be an expensive way to end my misery. 

If someone in our blogless world reads these words we might even go back to the good old days where we daily received a new prompt, where the small grey cells of our brains were fed with ammunition to conquer the blogging world. I rest my case and trust that my 50 Shades of blogging will return one day with new and fresh ideas. And no, I am not going to suggest a prompt, it is not my job, I am not paid for it (or am I? - which may change my mind if it would be worth while) and so I can only hope. 

Not wanting to leave you with a negative feeling. I have a photo of my latest orchid triumph. It was one of the remaining special orchids from Valentine’s Day in the local supermarket, cut down to half price. I fell in love with the price at once. I was looking at them with longing in my orchid eyes when they arrived in the shop, but I found forty Swiss Francs quite expensive. I paid only 14.95 Swiss Francs today and there were even some unopened buds on this prize example. I dedicate this orchid to all the blogless bloggers in this wide Wordless universe of dead prompts.


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  1. Beautiful orchid, lovely colour !!

  2. I was so pleased to see the new price. Instead of 40 Swiss francs, just 14.95 Swiss Francs, so I bought one. It even has 4 big buds on it which I hope will open.