JOELLE’S TALES: FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH #TMAT120 #WRITING #PROMPT FOR AUGUST

 PLEASE — take a stab at it!

Who’s it gonna hurt?

 

TELL ME A TALE IN 120 WORDS

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Welcome to August 3   Today’s prompt is:  A little about your beliefs, faith, lack thereof, or why you don’t want to talk about it (please, no attacks on other’s beliefs).

So that you don’t feel so alone in your embarrassment, here’s a little about my belief/faith:

I love the feeling of Christmas. My mother painted manger scenes on our front picture window that attracted sightseers, and every year we’d drive to places where lights decorated the homes of those who could afford them.

Mom dragged us to a church rife with the same hypocrisy I see in any organized religion; be it the religion of atheism, worships held in buildings, or the arrogance of science.

I never fit into any place of worship, becoming an atheist at the age of 20.  In 1991, I almost converted to Judaism in the small synagogue where my son had his Bar Mitzvah. 

At 45, I floated in the God-consciousness. At that moment I knew the meaning of home. 

Here are the rules:

  1. A prompt for #TMAT120 will be given the first Thursday of every month. The prompt challenge begins whenever it’s that day in your time zone. For example:  12:01am to 11:59pm August 3rd.  

  2. I will publish the offerings provided on the 2nd Thursday of the month.  

  3. Limit your #TMAT120 post to 120 words. People who participate in limited-word prompts aren’t expecting a 1,000 word explanation before it begins.

  4. Use this picture above to show that you are participating in the #TMAT120. Please don’t alter (except for size).  

  5. Please don’t use hard-core curse words. Only lazy writers use variations of the F word for shock “value.”

  6. Copy and paste the URL in the reply section below, or you can do a pingback if you have a WordPress blog.

  7. Take time to read other people’s posts, after all it’s only 120 words. And you might make a new friend.

© Joelle LeGendre  Joelle’s tales:  Tell me a tale in 120 words