100 Words: Surprise Spitting

 

The morning teacher seemed friendly enough.

She mostly dished kindness, but here and there, something spat sideways from her beautiful offering bowl. A dollop of derision, for instance, placed perfectly atop the morning porridge. A sprinkle of disgust mixed with the crystal clear sugar. Disdain, just a touch, floating in the pretty peaches and cream.

This surprised me — every time — until I clarified my thought-butter. 

Does scorn hide in the covered corners of my pantry? Does my upper lip curl (even slightly) upon detecting (fear parading as) prejudice, hate in others?

And, do I notice?

Where’s my oatmeal-blueberry love then?

 

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    Bernadine Young

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    Simply profound, Terri, such amazing insights expressed in poetic language, — the practice of observing such thoughts, both in us and around us, is something we all need to hone! Thank you!

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    Gary Smith

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    Delicious!

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    Holly Simms

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    This Is the best writing you’ve ever done, Terri.

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      Terri Crosby

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      That’s pretty cool coming from (wonderful writer) you!!! Thank you so much!

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    shiner

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    I bet the food looked pretty!
    But alas might not have pleased the palate….

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      Terri Crosby

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      Just the parts that spit weren’t so tasty! :–)))

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    lynn

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    I always feel your “oatmeal-blueberry love!” It’s Yummy!

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      Terri Crosby

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      Awwww! So glad! I feel your happy blueberries, too, every moment of every yoga class! That’s one reason I’m there on Fridays. 🤗

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    Gayle

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    Just what I needed to munch on today! I’ll take a double helping of blueberries with compassion for myself and others. So love your writings.

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