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Peculiar Treasures: Odd Pairings

By Kellie Purcill

[Clive Birtles at the wheel of the car with the dog, Wowser]

Consider the suggestion of being open to possibility while grieving, specifically the possibility of “maybe, someday” along the way.  Someday for some may be today – are you open to singing the Hallelujah chorus with the MoTab?

A glimpse into personal libraries and bookish peculiarities says much about the owners, and 20 things you could say more often as suggested by Kid President.

Raising happy teens ideas, and a Gumtree ad leads to multiple jams for a jazzy senior.

Learning under the train tracks – The Huffington Post and a local journalist both spend time at the “Under the Bridge School” in New Dehli, where not having a building doesn’t stop the students learning.

If punctuation adds to the story, what happens when you remove the words? See the Book of Mormon told using only punctuation (my favourite is Alma), and can you recognise these well-known books told only in emojis?

To see the world a little differently, try the “Inside Out” dating experience of a YSA guy.  Also, A Motley Vision is calling for submissions of alternate Mormon history for an upcoming publication!

Our First Draft Poetry is By Lara this week.


Hoping still,
like tungsten, like granite—it’s so hard
and yet I need to find
a softened place
to keep a bit of earth
so ancient
so fresh.

A legume underneath
the false protection I’m wrapped in,
tendrils woven
as I am held up,
held back by this
slicing pain.

I cannot be more—
alone, waiting for the density
to slide away
and through it all I
wedge the door
hoping still.

About Kellie Purcill

lives way on the other side of the planet in her native Australia and gives thanks for the internet regularly. She loves books, her boys, panna cotta, collecting words, being a redhead and not putting things in order of importance when listing items. She credits writing as a major contributing factor to surviving her life with sanity mostly intact, though her (in)sanity level is subject to change without warning.

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