When you were young, you may have heard of the concept of “golden” birthdays – when you turn the same age as the date of the month you were born. Now, this can be an exciting proposition if your birthday is on the 7th when you turn 7 – or even the 13th when you turn 13. But if you have a late birthday like me (the 23rd), at that point, this random declaration of something special becomes rather meaningless. But other things designated as golden – anniversaries (50 years!), opportunities – really are interesting or special.
Since I am 49 years old, I am designating this Tow Truck post (the 49th one) as our “golden” post. So for today’s prompt, use the word golden in one of the following ways:
1. As an acrostic starter (writing the letters down the page)
2. To turn something traditionally golden (golden egg, golden sunset, Goldilocks, Golden Grahams cereal) and use it in a poem about darkness.
3. Using Robert Frost’s “Nothing Gold Can Stay” as inspiration, write a poem about ephemeral things.
Thanks for sticking with me – only a few more Tow Truck posts to go before we switch gears for 2012!