Discussion Enders: Final words

We’ve all had exchanges where we came up with the perfect reply — ten minutes too late. Write down one of those, but this time, make sure to sign off with your grand slam (unused) zinger.

A perfect riposte,

A ripping rejoinder,

A tart retort.

Something that’ll make their feet melt

Back into the clay they come from.

That’s what we seek,

Looking to come off better—not bitter.

Enders Island in 2009.

Enders Island in 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Always having the last word and the last laugh.

But are all battles to be won?

Aren’t some words just better off left unsaid?

Isn’t it better to concede a point,

Than never to talk ever again?

End of discussion.

~Linus Fernandes

Tunnel Vision: Headlamps

English: Tunnel vision South Calder Water exit...

English: Tunnel vision South Calder Water exiting tunnel under A73 dual carriageway between Newmains and Cleland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You’ve been given the ability to build a magical tunnel that will quickly and secretly connect your home with the location of your choice — anywhere on Earth. Where’s the other end of your tunnel?

Tunnel vision doesn’t sound so good,

But it should be more than enough,

If a tunnel is all you want out of.

But the tunnel needs to end,

And you need a lamp,

To light the way.

A headlamp would be best, my friend.

Where should your tunnel end?

Where else, but at the tunnel end!

~Linus Fernandes.

Writer’s Block Party: Read to Write

Logo of Look and Read

Logo of Look and Read (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When was the last time you experienced writer’s block? What do you think brought it about — and how did you dig your way out of it?

If I don’t read, I can’t write.

It’s as simple as that.

It doesn’t have to be about what I intend to write.

The reading’s serendipitous.

The writing does not take a fall.

I read. Ergo, I write.

To write is to read—a lot.

How hard is that for you to understand?

How simple have I to be for you to get it?

What a party!

~Linus Fernandes

Edge of the frame: Islands in the stream

We often capture strangers in photos we take in public. Open your photo library, and stop at the first picture that features a person you don’t know. Now tell the story of that person.

It’s quite strange that you ask,

We have pictures taken by strangers

But rarely with them or of them.

Islands in the Stream

Islands in the Stream (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well, maybe of them (for their cameras)

But you know what I mean.

Who they are, What they do,

Where they go, whatever!

Who cares, you say?

~Linus Fernandes


Dollar Message: Instructional Ode

English: A dollar store, "Dollar Bonheur&...

English: A dollar store, “Dollar Bonheur” (French for “Dollar Happiness”), in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Français : «Dollar Bonheur» à Montréal (Québec, Canada). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Lotte Department Store

English: Lotte Department Store (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You’re at your favourite department store buying a birthday present for a friend. As the cashier gives you change, you notice a message with specific instructions scribbled on one of the bills. What do the instructions say? Do you carry them out and, if so, how?

The dollar bill came with instructions,

‘Return to so-and-so, if found,

This is my first-earned dollar bill.’

My partner laughed and said,

“No way. It may be just a dollar but I’m Indian and its Rs. 60 to me, you moron!

Why did you ever let it go?”

And I said “Let’s do it, anyway.

It’s the right thing to do.

Besides, it might be fun. You never know, who’s at the other end of the line.”

And we dialed the number and we dialed it again and we re-dialed and then some more.

But all we got was voice mail or a busy line.

And so we saved our dollar for the Dollar Store.

~Linus Fernandes

Blue Homes – Marketing Plan

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Quote of the day:
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein

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