I left the house in abyssal darkness and walked along a path of sea urchins and starfish, counting the number of dimly lighted windows as I did so. The monster and I met (both of us in disguise) and travelled together, one inside the other, to a small patch of a pretend land. In a multidimensional jump I then climbed out of a Douglas Dakota that had crashed into the centre of a Twenty Fifth Century rain forest. I met the forest king in his thylacine lair and we talked of time as if we had both lost its friendship; however on reflection it was probably only an acquaintance. The king and I said our elastic goodbyes and I came home as a deflection from an unknown force; letting myself into the Piltdown Man house to find June walking about on stilts and holding a marsupial elephant tooth.
WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT: Well, it’s December and as noted yesterday the month is dense with the religious holy days. That would be joy to some and disgruntlement to others. Wherever you stand in your thinking about God and by whatever name you call yourself and your vision of God, I thought it might be fun and interesting to write poems or essays about the nature of the Ineffible and why you do or why you don’t believe in God.
Often there is a temptation to view the other guy’s religion as superstition. Today let us write with deference for the diverse ways people try to make moral, spiritual and intellectual sense of a world in which illness, violence, despair, loneliness and death are as prevalent as hope, friendship, reason…
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iPhoneOgraphy – 28 Sep 2016 (Day 272/366)
An electric bell is a mechanical bell that functions by means of an electromagnet. When an electric current is applied, it produces a repetitive buzzing or clanging sound. Electric bells have been widely used at railroad crossings, in telephones, fire and burglar alarms, as school bells, doorbells, and alarms in industrial plants, but they are now being widely replaced with electronic sounders.
Fire alarm bells are divided into two categories: vibrating, and single-stroke. On a vibrating bell, the bell will ring continuously until the power is cut off. When power is supplied to a single-stroke bell, the bell will ring once and then stop. It will not ring again until power is turned off and on again. These were frequently used with coded pull stations.
The interrupter bell evolved from various oscillating electromechanical mechanisms which were devised following the invention of the electromagnet…
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