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12/21/2008

100 Word Challenge - merry

The following is in response to the 100 Word Challenge authored by Velvet Verbosity, who, through all trial and tribulation, manages to keep her chin up. The word is MERRY.


What do you want them to say, then?
Who?
The mourners.
Oh, you mean when I'm dead and gone?
Well, yes, when you're gone.
I don't know, you know, I haven't thought about it.
Well, you should do, you know?
I guess you're right. I suppose I should.
So, what would you have them say?
I don't know .. I haven't been good, or faithful and I haven't been necessarily kind ...
Well, what have you been?
Something of a rogue and a scoundrel, I guess.
We can't have them say that.
Then say, "He lived his life at a merry pace."


It's almost midnight and time to publish this. I haven't time to do more. Just time to say the Doctor's appointment went well and I'm all set until June - oh, except for the stress test I have on Monday and Tuesday. But that's okay - I'll live through that.

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Ndinombethe.

Someday I'll find words to say that will explain what all of you have come to mean to me. Until then, the African proverb above says it best.

15 comments:

Momisodes said...

I love how you force me to think with your posts. I've never thought about what people would say about me either.

A very nice take on "merry."

Myst_72 said...

So pleased all is well with you Lou,

G
xx

Shadow said...

a merry pace. that's a nice description. i like it. good story!

Indigo said...

A very apt description for me and the way I've lived my life, at a merry pace indeed.

Thank you for commenting on the last few post dear one. I wanted to send you another link to something else I had written on totems. Unfortunately I didn't have your email. Here's to hoping the day finds you immersed in the joys of the season. (Hugs)Indigo

moneythoughts said...

Can you imagine the word merry used on tombstones where it was fitting?

One thing I know, I don't want a rabbi saying a few words over my dead body. I would prefer that they play a little James Taylor, The Beatles, Rod Stewart, and finish up with American Pie. Who wants to sit there and listen to a bunch of BS about an old man who lead a very merry life?

Eve Grey said...

Very well done Lou.

redchair said...

"A Merry Pace"
There's always something nice to found, eh?

Have a great Christmas Lou.
Big Hugs,
Vikki

Casdok said...

I will go and have a click!

Merry christmas!

Jientje said...

A good one, I like it.
Ndinombethe

Tara R. said...

I think I would like for people to say the same for me at my funeral.


I'm glad you got a good med report.

warriorwoman said...

I'm not having a funeral, there's no way I'm giving everyone the opportunity to have the last word.

Hyphen Mama said...

Oh look at you turning merry into something so completely NOT Christmasy!

Cheers!

Joyce-Anne said...

I never would have thought to use "merry" that way. Well done.

LceeL said...

Momisodes: Thank you, Sandy.

Myst_72: Thenk oyu, Gina. I AM well.

Shadow: Thank you, V. This one was fun.

Indigo: Your welcome, Indigo.

Moneythoughts: Fred, you old devil you.

Eve Grey: Thank you, Eve.

Redchair: Big HUGs right back at you, Vikki.

Casdok: A Merry Christmas to you and C, ma'am. And a most Happy New Year.

Jientje: Thank you, Jientje. Ndinombethe.

Tara R: Thanks, Tara. I'm so glad she didn't have to kiss me.

Warriorwoman: But we all love you, WW. We do.

Hyphen Mama: Cheers to you, too.

Joyce-Anne: Thank you, ma'am.

maggie's mind said...

Love where you've taken the idea of "merry," and also glad that the doc went well.