The Saturday Symphony #31 #August edition #In my free time

Hey everyone,
Welcome to the 31st edition of The Saturday Symphony. This is a monthly feature with its roots in giving back to the blogging community.
This August, we create some free time.

I have been shackled to academic obligation these last two weeks and I still will be until mid-September. Wake me up when September ends or rather when it’s in the middle. It’s awful to admit, because September is my favourite month of the year.

I’ve managed to squeeze a couple of hours for the symphony though. So let’s dive right in.

There is never free time until we create it.
There is never no time until we convince ourselves so
In my free time,
I strip away toil’s garb and submerge into joy’s euphoric pools
I wade the familiar and search uncharted depths.
Is a hobby still a hobby if done so rarely?
Is peace of mind a stacis,
or something we can employ in permanence?
Will you not demand the duty of beauty
The lawlessness of laziness
And the peace of mind
Of times free?

This months’s five featured posts

Unfortunately, I did not manage to earmark posts because as I said earlier, I’ve been shackled. I will be wonderfully able to do so in next month’s feature and I will do double.

For now, I hope you stay for the poetry.

The old joys have stayed with me
Adventures in nature
Expeditions amidst the pages
Binges on lazy days
And outings with favourite people
But throughout the years new joys have bloomed
Some withering
Others bonding, becoming a part of me
And then those in the process of blossoming
How I nurture them, treasure them
Force the time to see them grow
into envisioned yet boundless beauty.

A couple of weeks ago I handed over the last copy of my book here at home.
A bittersweet moment. It was my last baby.
I’m due a haircut, lol.


This month, share a little of the things you do in your free time; or that time you force to be free.

You can use art, any form of writing or media.
Pingback to this post and drop a link in the comments so I can visit, and feature you in next month’s symphony.

Is it that playlist of songs
of which you never tire
Is it a park bench
at which imagination ignites
Is it a favourite movie
that takes you there and back again each time
Or is it him- her- them
who do all this and more…
Will you paint, read, eat something new
Will you discover or consummate the already discovered
Will you polish your glow or recharge the batteries?
All the endless possibilities
In times free
Times no one else can dictate.

Last month’s ponderous submissions “FAITH”

The days move into nights,
laborious yet watchful.
Coppered late-day sun
lazily slips, bidding farewell…

Pure and simple by Eugi

His worth forever.
Whirls the world; passion
Infinite! Complete
Please ask to receive…

How would I know by Myrna Migala

My soul sings with much appreciation for the blessings that have been bestowed
So many hurdles faced, buy my faith is never fading…

Intact by Maria Michaela

There is a difference between faith and belief. Belief is a state of being convinced of something and faith is the outcome of this belief finding roots and growing into a strong tree…

Having Faith by Sadje

While I have had many different experiences with faith, like politics it is something I do not discuss publicly. I have found that most faiths from the very beginning to more modern ‘sects’ are all interpretations of the human need to have either something to praise when all goes well or something to blame when all things fail…

Salvataggio by Jules

There is a high possibility that…
You will laugh at my belief
and finally, you will believe in my faith.

Very likely by Jane

These were deep and wholesome submissions. Click the highlighted links to read in entirety. Thank you all for these amazing ponderous thoughts.

image from the upcoming rings of power series

I’m absolutely geeking out on the new rings of power series beginning on 2nd September on Prime video. I told you September was cool (I mean, the hogwarts train leaves on 1st of September). Anyway, rings of power has the biggest series budget in history and wonder-fulls of tolkien magic, so ‘justice will be done upon it‘. I read The Silmarillion on the time before that of lord of the rings and the hobbit and believe me when I tell you there was so so so much more in those Silmarillion times.

The trees of valinor(rings of power)
“In the beginning there was no sun and moon, and yet there was light”

This series shall be an heirloom to my house. Generations to come shall all watch it, grumbling or not.

LOL but I’m serious.


Hope you enjoyed this month’s feature. As usual there’s lots more reading and creativity in the linked posts. Be sure to check them out. Looking forward to your thoughts and ponderous submissions.

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

25 responses to “The Saturday Symphony #31 #August edition #In my free time”

  1. wishing you great success with your academic obligations, Jude… and may you find a supply of free time, just for you…

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    1. Thank you so much, Jaye. such a beautiful wish🙏🏾. May you as well.

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  2. Thanks a lot for the mention Jude. All the best for your academic endeavors.

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    1. My pleasure, Sadje. And thank you too.

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  3. So true Jade–we need to make the time to do the things we love, with no excuses. Good luck with your studies! (K)

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    1. Thank you so much K.🤍

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  4. Thank you for the mention, Jude. September is indeed cool. I hope they do justice with the up coming Rings of Power

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    1. My pleasure M. I think they will more than do justice.

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  5. Continues success on education, projects and the reward (when it comes…) of free time.
    Being retired does gift one with more ‘free time’ but there are still obligations.
    I hope to catch up with visits and prompts sooner than later. Still in minor recovery mode after an interior house flooding. Garage pod is unpacked… still working on the Porch pod.

    A year of birth, death and friends losing their memory… But live goes on. (((Hugs)))

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    1. Hope you have dealt with those floods, Jules. Yeah, it’s been such a topsy turvy year.

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      1. Our weather is different from our ‘interior’ home flood. Which is all repaired now. But we are still going through and sorting what will stay and what goes.

        Stay safe and healthy!

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  6. Good for you Jude! Enjoy your new endeavors and keep writing your great poetry and may you always have time for the things you love! 💖💖

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    1. Thank you Cindy, and may you as well.🙏🏾

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      1. You’re so welcome. Thanks so much.. stay in touch! 💖💖

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  7. […] on how one receives notices in their email, prompt links have now been moved below the blog post.) Saturday Symphony 31 In my free time… PONDEROUS THOUGHT Prompt; This month, share a little of the things you do in your free time; or […]

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  8. Your prompt fit in with another this morning so here’s :Pax Pace

    Cheers, Jules

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    1. Thanks, Jules. I will come to this.🙏🏾

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      1. When you can 🙂


  9. […] on his 31st edition of The Saturday Symphony, invites us to share the things we do on our free time. If you’d like to join in, kindly […]


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