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It’s A Library – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS



He stepped into the living room and stared in surprise. The walls were covered with bookcases filled with to overflowing with books. Books that wouldn’t fit on the bookcases had been stacked on the floor. He shook his head in amazement, then noticed that even the coffee table and end tables were covered with books, as well.

“Uh, Suzie?” he called.

“Yes, Robert?” she called from the kitchen.

“Don’t you think you have too many books?”

“Nonsense! There’s no such thing as too many books!”

“Are you sure? I’m getting a bit of a Hoarders vibe from all these books in here.”

“Don’t be ridiculous, Robert. You know it’s not hoarding when it comes to books. I’ve just created my own library. Now be a dear and bring me the cookbook for Italian dinners, would you? The third bookcase on the left, fifth shelf.”

Robert’s eyebrows rose briefly, then he shook his head slightly and made his way over to the bookcase for the cookbook. She was quirky, but he couldn’t help wanting to find out more about her.


From my Pinterest

Sheska’s home, from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Image found on Google Search. My apartment could easily look like this if I’m not careful 🙂


This post is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “more than a hundred” – write your post inspired by something you have more than a hundred of in your home right now (in my case, I chose books, which I do have more than a hundred of, I’m sure):

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 29/2020






R.I.P. Chadwick Boseman ~ 1976 – 2020

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He took on the roles of true life iconic figures Jackie Robinson, James Brown, and Thurgood Marshall among others, and of course there was his unforgettable portrayal of King T’Challa in Black Panther. Here is his obituary from The New York Times:

He had been privately fighting colon cancer since 2016, yet kept acting which boggles my mind. Below you’ll find a last text message from Chadwick that actor Josh Gad has kindly shared which illustrates what a beautiful soul he was.

And here is a fitting tribute to him from Epic Music VN

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What Are Your Anxiety Dreams Telling You?

I often have weird dreams. Some of them I think later might make good stories. Others just leave me thinking WTF? A few dreams I’ve had lately I’ve researched elements of (like one the other day about lava) and have me thinking they’re likely related to something I may be subconsciously be feeling anxious about.

Nicholas C. Rossis

As you may recall, much of my writing inspiration comes from my dreams and I have often written about dreams in my blog.

I recently came across an interesting article on Casper about so-called “quarantine dreams” or “coronavirus dreams.” These are anxiety-ridden dreams that can leave you feeling confused and anxious, long after you’ve woken up. Indeed, the proper way to label these dreams would be to call them anxiety dreams.

The infographic below covers 15 common anxiety dreams, what they mean, and the best ways to cope. I was shocked to realize that I’ve had seven of these (!) in the past months. Now I’m worried that I may be more stressed than I’ve realized! My only consolation is that I’m obviously not the only one…

What Are Your Anxiety Dreams Telling You?

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