Here is today’s Stream of Consciousness Challenge: from Linda. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cave.” Use it as a noun or a verb.
I wasn’t sure what day it was when I awoke today. For some reason I thought it was Sunday, Mother’s Day. I was convinced I had to get some things ready for the day. I was sad because I know Mother’s Day will not be any sort of normal. It is still strange to not know what day it is. When I started reading blogs this morning, I was happily greeted with many SoCS posts. I always try to read someone new on Saturday especially. I again discovered some new blogs that interest me.
Back to the SoCS topic. I had a multitude of thoughts about caves. So here goes.
- My first go to was Maggie’s blog title, From Cave Walls. If I think of caves I think of the wonderful woman who has changed my life for the better.
- I remember being in an underground tunnel as a kid when, he who shall not be named, caved in the entrance. (Insert onset of claustrophobia.)
- I went on an excursion into some caves as an adult. I assumed the group’s positive energy would make my fears subside. It did not. Enter a panic attack.
- I loved teaching about caves. The wonderful videos I was able to show enthralled me which in turn made my students enjoy the topic. After all who doesn’t love learning about stalactites and stalagmites?
- When I learned about the caves in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico that held the giant crystals, I knew I had to add them to my curriculum.
- Tom Sawyer’s Island at Disneyland has/had tunnels that I was sure would lead to caves. I made sure never to enter unless I could see light within moments of entering. https://youtu.be/99JvM4uueq8
- I love having chocolate lava cake right after the top caves in and the gooey chocolate oozes out.
- I am not fond of having to cave into things that I don’t respect. It doesn’t happen much anymore, but I sure do cringe when it does.
- I understand that bears like to winter in caves for the protection. Sometimes my spirits like to hide in a metaphorical cave when I cannot deal with my circumstances.
- I sometimes wonder if exposure therapy would benefit me to eliminate my fear of caves. Then I wonder why at this point in my life it matters that they scare me.