Standing Tall – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – cele
For today’s SOCS, Linda has given us the challenge of using ‘cele’ as a prompt. Thanks, Linda!
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cele-.” Find a word that starts with or contains “cele” and use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!
As my diamond bracelet caught the noontime sun’s rays, flashing prisms of beauty, I reflected on my rise to stardom. It was a rags to riches story, my life. From my poor beginnings I now was a celebrity, with people clamouring for my attention everywhere I went. It was a hollow victory, though. People paying lip service just to be near me. I sometimes regretted it, even as I enjoyed the luxuries I was now able to take advantage of.
As I gazed at the bright sparkles, I reached a meditative state with my mind a blank, open to any thoughts that came to me. It was a weird feeling.
When I heard a voiceless, celestial humming, I knew. I knew it was time to renounce all my riches, and become a more grounded person. I canceled all my appearances and decided to hold an auction to rid myself of all my worldly goods. The money taken in would be gifted to charities. I knew my fans and business associates would be disappointed, but I had made up my mind.
My heart was telling me to go back to my roots…go back to a simpler time. My family had been sharecroppers for generations, and I wanted to get myself back to the land. I wanted to feel Mother Earth under my bare feet, my fingers digging into the fertile soil, experiencing the hot sun and the welcoming rains again.
My dream came true. I found a few acres of virgin land to begin my own truck farm. I grew many crops of vegetables, including my favorite. Celery represented the money I gave up. Celery was tall and proud, standing up for itself in it’s own way. I gave all my celery crops away to homeless shelters and food kitchens so hopefully those who ate this noble vegetable would soon realize they too can stand tall and proud, and that they have untold riches already, and should celebrate that fact even now.
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