Falling Apart – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Beside You


Falling Apart – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Beside You

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 28/2020


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “beside you.” Write about whatever is beside you when you read this prompt. Not when you sit down to write, but whatever is beside you right now. Take note of it if you think you might forget. Enjoy!


Well, this is a bit different for a prompt for SOCS. Linda asks us to look beside where we are when we first saw the prompt, and write about what we see. Thanks, Linda.

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I sit at my computer desk every day and nothing much changes as to what is beside me. On the left is our TV shelf with stuff on the side shelves. But, on the right is always my pole lamp.

Now, I’ve had this lamp for years – actually I think this is the second one of the same kind.

It is falling apart, just like the first one did after a long time. The shades are so brittle they are crumbling if you touch them. They are just some kind of plastic, and I guess the heat from the bulb makes it eventually disintegrate.

Yep, it’s ugly, but it still works, and we just haven’t gone to get another one. When we do, maybe there is another kind that will not fall apart.

Photos show bare light bulb surrounded by crumbly plastic shades. The last photo is when it was fairly new – not falling apart – with four shades of light green, blue, white, and aqua.



Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

10 responses »

  1. I have a hard time throwing things away that still work and have served me well. It would be nice if you could replace the shades. I’m imagining cutting the bottom out of an old/thrift store cup or something. Or any durable and flexible material that can be folded/bent into the shape and attached. Might be fun to experiment. But of course stay safe. And well!

    • Thanks, JoAnna!
      I think we’d looked for replacement shades for the first lamp of this kind we had. I can’t remember, but seems like to get them would have been just as much as buying a whole new lamp. Good suggestion, though. 🙂

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