“You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on your birthday cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.’”
Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian
I’m pretty sure that when Jerry Seinfeld first said this it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. After all, who blows out the candles on their birthday cake and then passes out slices to their birthday party guests anymore? Um, thanks but no thanks.
Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.
By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.
What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.
From the early days of our youth we are taught valuable lessons from our parents, grandparents, and other family members. As we grow, we learn from our teachers, our friends, our clergy, our spouses, our bosses, and maybe even from our own children.
So this weeks provocative questions asks you to look back at your life and ponder this question:
What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned in life and who did you learn it from?
If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ 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. But remember to check to confirm that your pingback or your link shows up in the comments.
Welcome to May 26, 2021 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 “capricious.”
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. Please 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.