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What’s up Doc? Wait it’s raining in California and the lights are out? Yeah Baby! It’s time to celebrate and make stories cuz we’re not dreaming! It’s finally raining Cats and Dogs, bunnies, bears and pigs!

Mr. Sandman comes alive.
Shadows of my hands reflecting 
stick figures on the ceiling.
Peter Rabbit runs from Mr. McGregor,
caught red handed eating carrots and lettuce; 
Oh, what a feeling
!


Little Red Riding hood on her way to Grandma’s house,
bumps into the big bad wolf while picking berries.
He lunges at her with his big sharp teeth. 
She grins and pulls out a little mouse.
He runs as fast as he can, never to be seen again.

The 3 little bears and the 3 little pigs decide to be friends,
building houses out of steel and beds of soft down;
Cooking meals and having parties for the entire town. 
They invite Peter rabbit and little Red Riding Hood and granny
But still pay a visit to Mr. McGregor and pay him or his yield

The moral of the story is have fun when it rains, 
Pay your debt to the farmers or grow your own food.
Always have a mouse on hand if you run into the Big Bad Wolf.
Bears make honey, pigs do get slaughtered so don’t be greedy. 
And be kind to your elders and granny; like little Red Riding Hood.

Copyright © 2021 Cindy Georgakas
All Rights Reserved 

Happy Fri-Yay Funday my friends!

So what do you do when the power goes out for 36 hours? I’ve been slow getting back to all of you because I had to charge my phone in my car and then my gas ran out, since I had to keep it charged. Naaah, it didn’t really but the story sounds better that way and it could have. Hahaha! I honestly love it when this happens because it stops everything and you’re forced to do nothing.

A lot of people I know have generators so they don’t miss a beat but there are only a very few times when life stands still and you’re forced to be device free and chill. I draw the line though after 2 days since after that, all of your food can spoil and that’s just NOT fun. Playing crazy 8’s with my husband and son was fun, reading and listening to my son’s conspiracy theories of lights out and the town being taken over… It’s almost funny but these days it’s just down right maddening and scary! But the best of all was going to bed with a candle and casting these puppets on the ceiling, writing long had and this little diddly.

And now one of my favorite songs………. and the visuals are so good! 👏👏👏👏👏👏 Turn up the music and dance and sing! Timothy please play the guitar and Clive you must have a story. ❣️❣️❣️

Have a great Friday and weekend whatever you do and remember life is met to be enjoyed so mix things up a bit and have fun.

Can you tell what I wrote below?

I DO… I REALLY DO❣️❣️❣️ LOVE YOURSELF AND ALL THOSE YOU LOVE❣️

Thanks truly for stopping in and playing with me. Also, if you are on FB and would be so kind to go in and like The Unique Times Page I would be truly grateful. This is all new to me but like you I am learning as I go. When I figure out how, why and if it helps, I’ll share it with you so you might benefit too.

Thanks Tons!

🙏🙏🙏

Stay Happy and Blessed

💖

Cindy

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gabychops
28 days ago

You have a lot of fun, Cindy!!

Thank you.

Joanna

SamSahana
28 days ago

Someone’s extra perked up because of the rain 😉
Oh, what a beauuuutiful poem! 😻 Little Red Riding hood, Peter Rabbit- so creatively woven. Too much cuteness!
I see a lot of bloggers celebrating the rain in California now. Must have been a horrible drought! 🙁

SamSahana
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
28 days ago

Oh, my heartfelt prayers 🙏 There have been times when we’ve had to resort to artificial precipitation here to bring rain. Where is this world even heading? 🤷‍♀️🙁

cheriewhite
28 days ago

Lovely post, Cindy. And I love the song! It takes me back to the wild and crazy eighties! 😍😍😍 I’m so sorry you’re having so many blackouts but it’s great that you found ways to enjoy yourselves during the outage. Bless you, sweetie! 😊🤗💖🙏

cheriewhite
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
28 days ago

I pray that you’ll get plenty more rain. And I just thought of one of the first songs I remembered from when I was three. “It Never Rains in California.” I remember my Dad playing his guitar every evening after dinner and me singing along with him every evening after dinner. “It never Rains…” was one of the songs we sang. It was how we spent our family time. 👪 💖💐🌹

mysteriousalien2
28 days ago

Song and rain perfect 💖 and Cindy’ s post a bonus 🌸

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
28 days ago

Awesome, fun poem…a perfect example of making lemons into lemonade! <3 Cindy, I hope you do not have any more power outages, fires, droughts, or any other tortures! Have a lovely day!

GraceoftheSun
28 days ago

Happy Friyay Cindy. You mentioned two of my favorites in this post. Love crazy 8’s and I have a deep love for Irene Cara’s “What a feeling”. It sounds as if you really made the best out of the blackout situation. Good for you! Much love , my friend.💕❤️💕

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
28 days ago

I always played that song but only recently truly listen to the lyrics. It’s great. Truly a pleasure, my friend .💕❤️💕

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
28 days ago

💕❤️💕

Clive
28 days ago

Sorry, I was never a fan of disco. My then wife dragged me along to watch the movie but it was no Saturday Night Fever, was it? I recall this being a big hit here, one of those songs that seemed to follow you around. My best memory is the office Christmas party that year: one of the young guys was really keen on the boss’s PA and tried to impress her with his dancing skills. Sadly, he had filled up on too much Dutch courage and after spinning around a lot he passed out. He never did get the girl, either.

Nawazish
28 days ago

Have lots of fun Cindy

Jeff Flesch
28 days ago

Ahhhhh. I love the story, and am glad to know you are all getting some rain. Wow! That’s a long time without power….LOVE the handpuppets, and the message – we LOVE you too! Have a beautiful weekend, dear Cindy! 💖✨💐🙏💖

Offshorewriter
28 days ago

I love this poem Cindy. 😍😍😍 I could see how positive you are to handle negative things. I am sure you struggled without power and am hoping all is settling down slowly. Take care dear Cindy. Love and prayers ❤️🤗

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
28 days ago

Wonderful poem with all the fairy tale characters straightened out. We’ve been without power for long periods. It makes you feel like a Neanderthal. I’m a sucker for dance movies. I always liked the flush scene in Flash Dance. I miss the dancing daze. Your shadow puppeting photos are really fun. They have a real artistic sense about them with your excellent Off Center & Not Even compositions.

Keith
28 days ago

Cindy, we went from Crazy 8’s to a very evocative video of Irene Cara’s wonderful song. There is some TV commercial on right now, where an elderly man replicates that Flashdance picture with laundry falling on him. It is not quite the same as Jennifer Beals (and her dancer stand in) in the movie. FYI – the final dance number of the movie is done by three people, two women and one man. But, I digress.

Setting that aside, Peter escaped Mr. MacGregor, but he was in the wrong in stealing his vegetables. So, I am glad the bears and pigs and rabbits well pay a fee to the MacGregors for their products. My kids loved the Beatrix Potter books and we had this DVD (actually it was a VHS) video of three of her stories. Maybe we can get the bears, pigs and rabbits to sing “What a feeling.”

Glad your power is back on. Keith

Ingrid
28 days ago

Funnily enough, the power went out on our street last night but only for an hour: boring! I was ready to have fun getting back to basics 🕯 I love the shadow writing ❤️❤️❤️

Sarah Davis
28 days ago

Glad you made the most of it! I have not thought of Flashdance in ages.

A Star on the Forehead
28 days ago

Hi Cindy,
You just reminded me that I don’t own a flashlight. I have candles, but they make me scared of burning the building down.
I love your energy and creativity! Nothing can keep you down!
Wishing you a blessed weekend! May it be full of light! ♥♥

Era
Era
28 days ago

Loved it 💙💙 and your positivity always inspire us 🤗🤗
Take care !

Era
Era
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
24 days ago

💙🤗

katiemiafrederick
28 days ago

What A Feeling Indeed Dear Cindy When The Lights Go Out

And All That’s Left is the Force of Imagination And Creativity

To Set The World on Fire Within

To Move to

Connect

To Co-Create

to Make Our

Own Electrical

Company Within

Always Come on For Free

What i Find Most Sad is the Day

The Dance And Song Stops Playing Within

Surely At 30 And 40 And 50 or First at 53 i Never

Imagined Turning on

That Feeling

Back On Or Even
How to Then Yes

That Generates Real

So Many ever Continuing

New Colors of Feelings and
Senses in Emotional Synergy

To Give and Share That Energy

to Others Caring Freely my FRiEnD

If i Have One Short Piece of Advice

it Will be

Never Stop

Dancing now

Free Never Ever

Stop At All For it is

True Subtly Every Move

Will Become A Mindful Aware
in Tune With Body Dance And

After that Soon Enough the Poetry
Will Flow Relating Heaven On Earth Again

Indeed What A Feeling A Sense of Heaven on

Earth This Dance This Song This Way of Life FRiEnDS

With

Gravity

Just

Flowing
GLoWinG ETernAlly Now More For Real

Flame And Bonfire to Spread Some more

And Not Unlike A Free Verse Poetry A Free

Verse Dance need not Ever Stop Evolving
Now For more Colors my FRiEnD Seeing me
Standing Still No One Will Likely Ever Guess now
my 242 Pound Frame Will Float With No Gravity close to Earth…

Until they See me

Take Flight

Just

inches From the Ground
True Once You’ve Flown
On Terrestrial Earth Surfing
A Walk On Water Seems Passe Indeed..:)

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
27 days ago

SMiles Dear Cindy
A Continuing Youth
Full Weekend Dance

To You
As Well
my California

Dreaming FRiEnD🙌☺️💕

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
27 days ago

SMiles Dear Cindy
Currently Putting
Together My Latest

Blog Poem

Not Unlike
Lego Pieces

Of A Skyscraper
With Mix-Match

Puzzle Pieces

That Somehow
All Fit in Akin to
Playing Nine
Dimensional

Chess
Finishing
With A Chesshire
Cat SMile Honestly
Ready for A Store
Dance this
Evening
If i Even
Come
Close
To Finishing
Another Bi-Weekly
60,000 Or So Word
Novel Sized Blog

Poem

Makes

Public

Dance Seem
So Easy After that Hehe
Yet i Believe in Going
Some Extra Miles/Words

Just For Fun!!🕺🙌☺️❤️

Keep The Music
Running
Through Your Veins

As You

Reach The

StarS AGAiN
Now With Dance

And Song Free True! 💫🤗

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
27 days ago

SMiles Hehe i’m Always
Writing the Next
Blog Poem While
Putting the Last
One together
After i Finish
Writing it So

Maybe By
Halloween
No Later

Than
All Saint’s
Day For Publish
And 8 To 16 Thousand
Words into The Next

One And All i
Do Is A Copy
And Paste
Of What i
Am Inspired
To Write Globally
In Free Verse Poetry

From Everywhere
i Visit Next it’s Fun
As Every Word

i write
In Flow
Is A Creative
Surprise Rarely
Planning Any of
It including the

Center

Justified
Shapes after
i Basically Write
Dance Sing Them By
Feeling The MuSiC
Of The Dance And

Song

Within
With “Eyes
Closed” Emptying

my Soul Free
Inspired by All
The Souls i

Meet And
Greet Dear

FRiEnD Cindy☺️🤗❤️🏝

It’s Really A Heavenly
Experience i Name

This

MuSiC Within God🙏

Among Other Metaphors⭐️

Kym Gordon Moore
28 days ago

36 hours? For real? Well girl, it sounds like you were pretty imaginative at games you can play in the dark while keeping it fun! I mean really, what else could you do? Well, maybe you shouldn’t answer that question. We want to keep it Rated PG! 😱😂😜

Love your approach in handling such a dark situation! LMBO! 😆🤣😂 And oh the stories you created. You sure know how to turn a blackout into a FUNyay Friday! 😁😁😁 I hope you won’t have to experience such a night like you did for a while, unless you decide to turn the lights out yourself!!! 🕯💡🪔 Have a FANtabulous weekend Cindy! 🎇✨🎉

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
27 days ago

Girl, you are a barrel full of good, clean fun, but then again, a little dirty dancing is all right with me! 😂💃🏼😱 Make this a great weekend girlfriend. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you to do something FUN because you are already ahead of the game!!! 🤸🏼‍♂️🤗✨🐱‍🏍😎

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
27 days ago

You go girl!!! Whooo-hooooo!!! 😂😆🤣

Gibberish
28 days ago

Can’t believe you enjoyed the blackouts so much Cindy ….love love love the shadow pics and the message for everyone 💟💟

K.L. Hale
28 days ago

Cindy!!! It’s SO GOOD TO SEE YOU MY FRIEND! Of course I do finger puppet shows in the dark with a flashlight. 36 hours is a long time! I just love your enthusiasm and talents. About the poem….wow, wow, wow. I’m so glad it’s published here–now what about a book? I saw the word you spelled—and I LOVE YOU TOO! We all do! Take care dear friend. Happy Halloween!

K.L. Hale
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
27 days ago

Sip sip hooray! Tea is on! And coffee too! Your stories, and any poem, are book worthy! Just title it like your blog, “Uniquely Fit!” Filled with humor, inspiration, personal anecdotes, …I’ve been doing well. Since launching my first kid’s book, it has been a deep learning curve. Marketing, software, planning visits and juggling keeping to write and maintain this site for friends like YOU! I’m addition, as you know, family obligations and house stuff. I volunteer once a week with disabled adults. I do relish my quiet time and in nature. So I hang on to healthy! Back to the uniquely fit~what is awesome about your title is the “fit” can refer to not just fitness, but fitting in with society. To the world we may not “fit”, yet we uniquely offer our gifts and talents and really have no idea who we might be encouraging! Don’t ever “fit” in, Cindy. As you know, it’s not worth it! Be uniquely YOU as you DO. Much love and hugs!! 💛❤️🤗🧡🍁🍁🍁🎃🎃🎃

nonsmokingladybug
28 days ago

Happy Friday to you as well.

erroneouschoices
28 days ago

❤️

salsaworldtraveler
27 days ago

The power goes out at my house two or three times a year. I really hate it in part because the houses behind me are on a different circuit and their power never goes out. I’m sitting in the dark while the neighbors are having a good old time. That is a great song and video. Have a great weekend Cindy! John

Isamapeace
27 days ago

It’s really a hahaha ma’am….tank you

KK
KK
27 days ago

A beautiful poem, Cindy! I really appreciate how you enjoyed the power outage. That shows your positivity and funny side. Crazy 8 was one of the games I used to play during my childhood. Happy Friyay! Have a great weekend 🎉😊💐💖

boundlessblessingsblog
27 days ago

Wow can’t believe that lights went out for 36 hours and I thought it is in India but it is everywhere. Awesome video what a feeling brought back memories. Your poem was fantastic and the post too was lovely. Nice to be positive and having a cool mind, Cindy.

Warren Richards
27 days ago

When the world dims, the heart is illuminated. When the light flickers, the heart gets to shine… brighter. When a candle is lite, the moment becomes enlightened. We can rest assured, the darkness can never eclipse, hope… for a brighter tomorrow! Blessings to you!

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
27 days ago

Power outage & rain in your part of the world, woohoo! How fun you made it! Thanks for sharing your love & joy, my friend! Enjoy your weekend! 🌞

ben Alexander
27 days ago

That’s kinda like Shabbat when we don’t use electrical devices…

😀
David

ben Alexander
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
27 days ago

‘cept we do it on Saturdays 😉

Phil
27 days ago

Ah, yes…Crazy 8’s is great, as is your imagination without lights. ❤️ the shadows cast on the ceiling, my friend, and wish you a well-lit conclusion to the weekend, Cindy. 🤗🌹

Phil
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
27 days ago

TY dear Cindy 💖💖

Goff James
26 days ago

So easy for us to take everything for granted; and then BOOM. There is something hauntingly comforting in just the glow of the fire, flickering candlelight, the silence and darkness. Trust all okay now?

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
26 days ago

🤙

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
26 days ago

🙃

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
26 days ago

👻🎃

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
26 days ago

Looks like you had a fun day in spite of the power outage. Maybe you will end up writing children’s books 😂

Prior...
26 days ago

Hi Cindy
The shadow play is just fun – classic and timeless too!
I imagine folks doing that with candles centuries ago!
And laughing so much at your wit- (always so good)

The moral of the story is have fun when it rains,
Pay your debt to the farmers or grow your own food.
Always have a mouse on hand if you run into the Big Bad Wolf.
Bears make honey, pigs do get slaughtered so don’t be greedy.
And be kind to your elders and granny; like little Red Riding Hood.”

Prior...
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
26 days ago

☀️☀️☀️☀️🙏

Prior...
26 days ago

pS
Did you mow the new Ford F-150 that are all electric can also serve as a generator for a house?
Crazy cool
And we have a small generator (never knew we had it all those years ) and I guess it can power up half the house if needed – but I agree with you – power outs are a chance to slow down and we make do!
Scary about the conspiracy theory cause crazy crap does sometimes happen

Prior...
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
26 days ago

☀️

Michele Lee
26 days ago

Many morals packed into your creative poem, Cindy. Wonderful job keeping a bright attitude while in the dark. 🔦 Of course I love your music clip! 💃🏼💖 Enjoy your week!

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
25 days ago

Absolutely, yes! Creativity creates more creativity.✨ Sharing some light and a sexy dance scene are also excellent choices. 💃🏼💖😘 Have a wonderful week!

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
25 days ago

Thank you, Cindy. 💐

mike
mike
25 days ago

I have always found poetry hard to understand, too high brow to get unless one were a literary scholar (except the famous one that starts ‘There once was a man from Nantucket…’, I understand that one pretty well:).

But here, I don’t quite get the nursery story connections with some of the characters; why is the big bad wolf afraid of a mouse, I thought bees made honey, bears stole it… I know it is just my ignorance of the subject, but still. As to the moral of the story, I think that is spot on.

One thing I do know well, and I learned it quickly, after only reading here for a short time, it’s your vibrant light that illumines the darkness.

Thank you for all you do.

mike
mike
25 days ago

Ah yes, thank you for that explanation, it makes much better sense.

I think it takes a practiced artistic understanding of language to see the meaning of some poetry. I tend to read it too literally.

Much like visual arts: Kandinsky has beautiful use of color and shape, but what does it mean? Is there even supposed to be a meaning?
Picasso too, I know there is a face somehere in there because I can discern an eyeball, but what am I supposed to understand?

With time and practice it will get easier, I am glad to have found your site to help me in my learning.

jonicaggiano
24 days ago

What a sweet poem Cindy. How lovely especially with all the little twists. It can be fun to be with out electricity for a short while but like you mentioned when you start having to throw out expensive produce and other food it isin’t fun. Once we went without electricity for two days and a neighbor’s insurance paid for all her groceries. I would have never even thought to have asked. Looked like you all had a nice evening. Sending lots of love and hugs sweetie. xoxoxoxo Joni

jonicaggiano
23 days ago

You are too funny. I am so glad that I found your comments they always make me smile. All you post make me smile, you are truly an inspiration dear Cindy. I am glad that you found fun things to do while the electricity was out. I love you sweetie. Hugs, too Joni

jonicaggiano
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
22 days ago

Sending love and hugs back double time. 🤗❤️🌹💕🥰🦋

rothpoetry
23 days ago

I know you had a lot of fun writing this one! Sometimes a total paradigm shift is good for us. I enjoyed your interesting post!
dwight

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
22 days ago

You are welcome!

Pooja G
19 days ago

Look at you always making the best of the situation!!

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