Weekend Writing Prompt — Complex

9a25c6f3-5024-4161-bab6-bf7a66d31f25.jpegOur world is complex. At times, it can seem overwhelming. Everyone is connected to everyone else. Our phones, our appliances, our homes are “smart.” I wonder who is listening in and tracking my every move.

I sometimes long for simpler times.

(41 words)

32E8802D-CE56-472F-B009-602C2B21DC2CWritten for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “complex” in exactly 41 words.

Song Lyric Sunday — Crazy Love

For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, Jim Adams has given us the theme “crazy.” As soon as I saw the prompt, one song popped into my head: “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison.

“Crazy Love” was is a romantic ballad written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. The song was included on his 1970 album, Moondance.

D083C344-21B2-4EC6-8638-B4857D2B06A5Morrison wrote this song shortly after he had married his girlfriend, Janet “Planet” Rigsbee, who appeared with Morrison on the cover of the single release.

It’s about a love that makes the bad times good and the good times better. It’s a soothing love that makes you complete, and the song caught on as a way for lovers to express just these emotions.

“Crazy Love” has been one of Van Morrison’s most covered compositions. Helen Reddy had a hit with the song on the adult contemporary chart in 1971, as did a Aaron Neville in 1996. Cassandra Wilson sang the track on the tribute album No Prima Donna: The Songs of Van Morrison, released in 1994. He also famously performed live duets of the song with Ray Charles and with Bob Dylan. Michael Bublé used the song’s name for the title off his fourth studio album, released in 2009 Bublé’s cover version was released as the fourth single from that album.

Here are the lyrics to “Crazy Love.”

I can hear her heart beat from a thousand miles
And the heavens open every time she smiles
And when I come to her that’s where I belong
Yet I’m running to her like a river’s song

She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love
She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love

She’s got a fine sense of humor when I’m feeling low down
And when I come to her when the sun goes down
Take away my trouble, take away my grief
Take away my heartache in the night like a thief

She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love
She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love

Yes I need her in the daytime
I need her
Yes I need her in the night
I need her
Yes I want to throw my arms around her
I need her
Kiss and hug her, kiss and hug her tight

And when I’m returning from so far away
She gives me some sweet lovin’ brighten up my day
Yes it makes me righteous, yes it makes me whole
Yes it makes me mellow down into my soul

She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love
She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love
She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love
She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love

FOWC with Fandango — Open

FOWCWelcome to December 29, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “open.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.