August 2 – olivine

August 2
Olivine – noun – Mineralogy. any of a group of magnesium iron silicates, (Mg,Fe) 2 SiO 4, occurring in olive-green to gray-green masses
as an important constituent of basic igneous rocks.
There is something about a beach filled with rocks that draws me downward.  I can spend hours walking, looking, stopping to pick up a rock every now and then.  Should I take this smooth one home?  Or the one with the specks of green?  How about that odd shaped rock that seems to be battered and broken?  I don’t think often of the source of these rocks and stones.  Perhaps they are newly formed.  Or maybe they have been a part of the beach for years, washing out to the sea and then back again.  What is it about a rock that draws me downward?
Olivine – another new to me word from the August prompts list

August 1 – modest

august 1
adjective: modest

unassuming or moderate in the estimation of one’s abilities or achievements; having or showing a moderate or humble estimate of one’s merits, importance, etc.; free from vanity, egotism, boastfulness, or great pretensions; limited or moderate in amount,
What stories did she have to tell?
Were they stories that would add to the world of written words?
Would they benefit?
But this should not be the question.
Instead, she must learn to write the words that flow from her heart, and write them in a way that gives voice to the story.
Because this is not writing to boast or gain attention.
This is writing to speak love.
writing with prompts – a link to the August list is on my sidebar

yield

yield

yield [yeeld]
to give forth or produce
to give up or over; relinquish or resign, to surrender or submit

Here I am, yielding to the list, the things that must be done.

Here I am making sure I get the most yield from my time,
my energy,
even my produce.

Here I am surrendering and submitting yet not feeling resigned.

I have not puzzled over a word in too long.

Here I am, yielding to the challenge of language.

Writing with prompts – just one more day for the July list