Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence

Inspired by the Neighbors or paying it Forward:


Yesterday I came across a wonderful blog at:
proudmommaofgirls, Bohemia NERD*. The piece that caught my eye was: A Short but Challenging Writing Prompt. My only comment to her was that it was clever, but that did not begin to give her or this piece justice. It is not only clever in its use of using the first letter of the alphabet in single to a few word phrase, but the piece tells a short story. I also admire the fact that she gave herself an internal challenge and then met that challenge eloquently as well as cleverly. I dug deeper into her work and bio and discovered she had recently moved to Maryland. That is where I grew up so I immediately had a connection to what she is currently experiencing. My family harkens from Indiana, my Grandfather working on the railroad (another commonality) but my parents moved to Massachusetts soon after I was born and then to Maryland when I was five. Maryland is a small but wonderful state to grow up in. You have the Chesapeake Bay on one side, the mountains on the other and the wonderful museums in Washington DC all right in your backyard. I did not appreciate all it had to offer until I had moved away. Her girls are indeed lucky to be growing up with such rich surroundings. But more about her: I have not had the time to give her work the proper attention yet, but be assured that I will. She writes about memories, death, sex and random thoughts all with her unique perspective. She is clearly a wordsmith well worth following and I can’t wait to see what she writes next.

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

4 thoughts on “Inspired by the Neighbors or paying it Forward:

  1. Sounds like synchronicity. Enjoyed reading your reflections. I’m doing Blogging 101. Found your blog thru that 🙂

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  2. Reblogged this on Bohemian NERD* and commented:
    I am happy that you enjoyed reading my posts 🙂 Thank you for the encouragement


  3. Well done. I appreciate the way you have not only highlighted the work of Bohemia NERD but integrated yourself by your commonalities also ~ readers learn more about both of you.

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