Falling into the Mood

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I watched “Pretty in Pink” again last night. Maybe the gazillionth time. In the movie, there are people who struggle with the labels they have been given/taken on for themselves. They fight with their own sense of honor and shame around wealth and poverty or about being alternative or "richies." Every little thing makes a difference. It matters where you live. It matters which door you walk out of at school. It seems so absurd on the surface, but if people are honest, these very expectations, these barometers of honor and shame are real. In real life anyway. Like the movie, but different, right? There is a genius karaoke rendition of "Tenderness" by Otis Redding, offering another path and it shows how each character attempts to take that path in the end. Each tries a little compassion. It's was a little bit fun extracting the message of the film. It's a reinterpretation of sorts.

Oh, yes. Anyone can be pretty in pink.

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It's coming whether we like it or not, so start falling into the mood - today. It may be easier to give thanks for any sunshine and warmth that we have for the rest of the season. Happy Monday to you, happy fall! — at the corner of summer and fall.

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A simple good morning, have a great day, or I love you, goes a long, long way, doesn't it? So, I bid you good morning! You simply MUST have a fabulous day and I send my love to all of you. XO — at looking through my rose-colored glasses, which I love, love, love.

Flowers. There must always be flowers to color my world.

There will be days that you've just got to share some of your sun and shine with those around you. Reach deep into your soul. I look around for it, even if it feels like dark clouds surround me. Then I put a little in my pocket and save some for later — at looking at the sunny side of life.

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I would have to say that this is a proper sign of the season, isn’t it? Colored leaves falling all over, waiting patiently for the raking to commence! Fall is always fine, but, then, the reality of trudging through the winter cools the heels a tad or three. Before I settle down for a long winter's nap, let me ask you, where do the falling leaves, leave you this fall? This, of course, is a precursor to the famed #TreeTuesday by @Old-Guy-Photos. I like to be ahead of the game. As a matter of fact, this tree is from last year. We are 95 degrees (35C) at the moment and winter doesn't sound half bad.

Happy Autumn!

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And just like that, these words are done! Thank you for stopping by and saying hello, leaving your words behind... and just so you know, although much sun and shine were used up today, I can guarantee that there is still a little left in my heart. Have a most fabulous day! And keep on Forking! You know you want to!



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I always post this poem down at the bottom of my posts. It is one that has become so near and dear to my heart. I only post the most famous part of it, but, wanted to post it in its entirety today.

they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered,
"where does it hurt?"
it answered,

"everywhere"
"everywhere"
"everywhere"

warsan shire



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I have to admit I never saw that movie. I am going to tell Sis to put it on the top of the list. I have heard you mention it several times, so I want to check it out.

I have to say it is sad how so many people struggle to find themselves. I just like to be me, I cant say what me is exactly coz I am not afraid of change, I rather embrace it. I like to learn and try new things and not afraid to say I dont know something lol. I think it has to do with confidence. I never was afraid to wear my own kind hat, or purse, or be pretty in pink lol.

All of these flower photos are so beautiful, but they cant even hold a candle to that last one of you. Wow!

I can't believe you have never seen that movie and you own a girl! I can't believe that you have a girl over 14 and she has not seen that movie yet! But of course oh, it is before her time so she is excused.

I like to be me also and I have never really struggled to find myself oh, perhaps I'm just not that deep? I don't think that I worried about who I was oh, I just was. I'm not sure if that makes any sense.

As beautiful as the Autumn is, I still have trouble letting go of Summer. With Summer disappearing there goes all my beautiful flowers! I'm either going to have to work off my files or take a trip down south. The trip sounds more enticing at this point, but I'm not so sure that work would agree. You know the flattery will get you everywhere. LOL

Have a great night and I hope the rest of your week goes well. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop in and say hello and leave your words behind.

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Fantastic photographs. I am ready to embrace Fall!

Thank you! That is so very kind of you and I appreciate your comments!! And yes!! I believe I am ready to embrace a little bit of fall!

Have a great night and the rest of the week!

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Happy autumn...enjoy your time.

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Thank you for your wishes! I hope you have a most wonderful day! Thank you for stopping by and leaving your words behind!

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It is autumn isn't it... lol... I'm trying to get into the fall mood!!! And I think pink is a lovely color!

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First day!! Happy Autumn! I am still trying hard! It was 95 today, so that made it impossible,but, tomorrow will be3 only 80s! Woo-hoo!!!

Isn't pink so pretty? I agree! :) Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hello and leaving those words behind!

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Gorgeous flower photos, as always! I am going to watch Pretty in Pink for the gazillionth time myself now. I was singing the song in my head the whole time I was reading your post. I just did a post today about not being ready to embrace fall. You have such a good attitude about everything; I should be more like you! Happy fall, Denise!

Thank you so much for stopping in and yes!!! I do love that movie, don't you? There are a few like that, I can watch them endlessly! Haha! I was singing it writing it!!

Oh, I will have to mosey over tomorrow and read about getting ready for it It is hard letting summer go!

Happy Fall, my friend!!! I hope you have a stellar week ahead!!!

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Love the shot of the maples. So gorges this time of year.
Oh and a flower for you.
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Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hello and leaving your words behind, along with that amazing flower! The colors are so vibrant! Thank you so much!

Everything is beautiful right now! That much is true! Have a wonderful night!

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Beautiful photos!!! Thanks for brightening up my evening! I enjoyed reading your article, @dswingle.

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Thank you so much for the kind and generous comment. Of course, your presence is appreciated and I wish you a most wonderful day!

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I need to see that movie. What a great message for us all. Thank you for all the wisdom, light and beauty you bring to the platform with your posts, @dswigle. They are are so fresh and uplifting!

It is an old one and I think I watched it when it was old and cold on the shelf, but, the message was still good. Your comments are always so kind and thoughtful, @jayna and much appreciated.

Of course, you made my day with it!

Have a most wonderful day ahead, as we head into the rest of the week!

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Happy Autumn 😍💃💃🙌💃💃😍

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Thank you so much! Happy Autumn to you!! I will bet it is such an amazing place to be in the autumn! Thank you for stopping by and saying hello!

Have a great Tuesday!

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Great post! :)

Thank you so much! I hope you have a most wonderful day! Thank you for stopping by and leaving your words behind!

You are most kindly welcome! 😃

Love your photos!

I've always been glad when fall arrives because of football season. It was a two-edged sword though when I lived where it got to be freezing cold in the winters. I couldn't take that, and I'd get depressed each year once all the leaves were gone from the trees. It's so much different and enjoyable to me to live where it just gets "cooler," and even the cold days are "mild."

I've never seen the movie, and to be honest, I would have never guessed that it actually had an engaging story to tell, as you described the plot. I think it was one of the brat-pack movies, right? Maybe I'll check it out now, after reading your synopsis. :)

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I too love the football season, although I much prefer it in person than on television, although a good pub or sports bar can be fun too. Oh, the winter is really beautiful from a photographic point of view, but, black ice and having to shovel snow are so not! I know many people that do get depression during this time of year, if it only knew when to leave, it wouldn't be so bad, right? I would love to find the perfect weather like that, although Washington, DC is pretty close.

Although mild is relative.

It was one of the brat-pack movies, which I am not a fan of, but, I like the plot and it actually was quite good. There are a few surprises in that period that I discovered long after the movies were cold on the shelves.

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Pretty in Pink, oh my goodness!!!! How many times have I watched that with my girls. You are right, so many messages to decipher in that movie....I hope pink works as I wear it a lot, lol Love your flowers, no falling leaves here, but lots of flowers and warm weather. The though of snow, noooooo not for me. I'll just watch it on national geographic, lol Happy Tuesday my friend!

I know, right? I love that movie!!! There are so many messages that many people miss it or worse, don't watch it because it was a girlie movie. Wrong. I actually think they went about the plot brilliantly.

I love pink, but, with my blonde hair, I tend to go with the bright side of colors, that make my skin sing a different song in pale pallettes. Oh, thank you, you are always so kind and generous with your words!

So thank you for that and Nat Geo is the way to go! :) I hope you have a most wonderful Tuesday!

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I can't believe your summer is over already soon it will be snowing there again i am so glad i live in Thailand and don't have to worry about winters....hehe 😜 🌞 😎

Oh, you really know how to make a girl feel good, don't you? Winter is nice! You can sit in front of a roaring fire with something hot and yummy to drink while you sit close and cuddle up. Oh, winter is not so bad at all! :)

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I put the air conditioner on and cuddle into her...hehe 😜 😜

Haha! That works too!

😜 💖 💋 😜 Hehe....it sure does.

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Thank you @dswigle 🌝

you uplifted my bored mood today getting the weekend vibes already haha

I am so happy to hear that! I hope the week flies by!

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I have not seen that movie since my kids were teenagers. I was shocked when they liked it too. I guess it is pretty relatable though.

I know, right??! Who knew they would even catch what they were elluding to.. I am not sure I would have as a young teen.

I was backward that way. :)

Hi, Deb! Looking good!

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Caramba empiezo diciendo y felicitandola por lo jovial que se ve en su fotografia,muy hermosa,y de sus flores una belleza,me gustan mucho los crisantemos ,aqui mas que todo blancos ,amarillos,no hay variedad de colores,una flor muy bella y admirada por muchos,la visito un poco tarde porque andaba enbusqueda del medicamento ,lo hay pero no tenia completo para comprar ,a esperar a ver amiga,asi estamos aqui,por alla eso no sucede ni que suceda,saludos y un abrazo

I remember a bit about the movie with Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarty. Molly in the movie is bullied by the rich kids but in the end arrives at the ball in the pretty pink gown. The ending is romantic.

The movie brings to light what’s going on today with bullying- how kids can be cruel to each other.

Happy Autumn Denise! ♥️ 🍁 😊

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Isn't that the truth. Kids can be so cruel. It was a very enlightening movie for the times, for me anyway. I saw it well after its time, however, the same message rings true.

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Happy Autumn to you!!! And thanks for the Coffeea!

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Beautiful post !! .. and such lovely colorful pictures .. thats is so well done ^^

Thank you so much for the lovely comment. I appreciate you stopping by to say hello, leaving your words behind!

I wish you a most wonderful day ahead!

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