Looking out for Number 1

19 Oct


Horns honking, birds flipping, curses flying, guns blazing.

Decency, respect, and compassion the exception, not the rule.

Selfless acts now worthy of the 6 o’clock news.

What are we becoming?



Katherine Paterson, author of Bridge to Terabithia, wrote, “It’s like the smarter you are, the more things can scare you.” Inspired by the quote, this weekend’s Trifextra challenge is to write 33 words about something scary. 

Blogger’s note: I came across the above photo on several other blogs and websites, but have been unable to find the original source to which to give proper credit.


Posted by on October 19, 2013 in Challenges, Observations



9 responses to “Looking out for Number 1

  1. Suzanne

    October 20, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Wow. This is such a great take on the prompt! So much truth in here it’s kind of disturbing. And that picture is just perfect.

    • dreaminofobx

      October 20, 2013 at 5:09 PM

      Too much truth. I am hyper-aware of it after being out of the country for five years, living in two countries that aren’t quite so self-absorbed. Yet.

  2. Draug419

    October 20, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    I agree, it seems to be nothing but bad anymore.

    • dreaminofobx

      October 20, 2013 at 5:05 PM

      I try not to let it get to me, but sometimes I find it overwhelming.

  3. jannatwrites

    October 20, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    This is why I don’t watch much of the news. I really want to see the best in the world and it’s so hard – especially with all the bad stuff crammed into that hour. There are pockets of kindness and I hope it spreads 🙂

  4. trifectawriting

    October 20, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    The future looks bleak. Thanks for linking up! Be sure to come back and vote for your favorites.

  5. Wordifull Melanie

    October 20, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Sadly I see truth in this..

  6. KymmInBarcelona

    October 21, 2013 at 6:47 AM

    The most frightening part is that we are part of it, inevitably.
    Great post!

  7. Ivy (Mommy Dourest)

    October 21, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Oh, wow! So true, and you said it beautifully.


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