Day 578: 5 Minute Freewrite: Tuesday-Prompt: rote

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Day 578: 5 Minute Freewrite Challenge initiated by @mariannewest. Tuesday-Prompt: rote

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Habits Are Hard To Break

Every hour by the hour he combed his short, slick hair with two strokes on each side and on top, flattening his hair down with his other hand. Culver didn't need to comb his hair, he did it by rote. Now an old man, he lay on his death bed, unable to speak or open his eyes but that didn't stop him from combing his hair with an imaginary fine-toothed comb, every hour on the hour until he took his last breath.

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By rote, this is a wonderful note. 😁

HaHa! I really enjoyed your perfect rhyming response Omra! : )

That's an awesome use of rote!

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Thanks so much! Glad you liked it. Hugs!

Rote sounds more as a habit it is closer to an obsession.

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It is a habit...something that is done without thinking about it because you have done it so many times. : )

haha! what in the world is a rote? I should look it up but I'm too lazy!

Rote is something that is learned by repetition and you do this action without even thinking about it. This was a new word for me too. : )

oh so it's like posting on steemit! got it. thanks Butterfly!