Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
-- Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5
Slim and Franke
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
IT'S FOR THE BIRDS WFW
WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY
River of Drifting Through Life is providing our words for March. She has provided some challenging words. speakers clock condense abundance famous extension
stuttering marble newest highway coffee doorway
Here is my contribution.
IT'S FOR THE BIRDS by Granny Annie
There were many SPEAKERSscheduled for the presentation. The CLOCK struck 10 AM so the first one moved to the podium and tapped the microphone.
“Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the 51st annual gathering of the Audubon society. I have tried to CONDENSE my talk enough to allow time for the others to present the ABUNDANCE of knowledge we share about birds around the world.”
This gathering was FAMOUS and provided an outlet for bird lovers to meet and greet a wide range of like-minded individuals. It created an EXTENSION into their individual journeys.
The speeches had dragged on and on. Though interesting, the audience members were eager to be free to visit some of the exhibits. The final guest began STUTTERING and stumbling over his words as he stood trembling on the MARBLE floor. It was his first time to be invited to speak and as the NEWEST he was also the most nervous. If only he could escape, jump in his car and head down the HIGHWAY leaving the crowd in the dust.
The presenter looked up to see his wife in the DOORWAY. She was smiling and giving him an encouraging look. He managed to complete his talk. There was resounding applause and he smiled. He knew it wasn't because his speech was good. He knew everyone was simply happy that now the real festivities would begin.
His precious wife met him as he descended the platform, kissed his cheek and handed him a cup of COFFEE. “Well done my dear. I am very proud of you.”
The couple began to weave their way among the other guests ready to relax and enjoy.