Six Degrees of Nail Polish #MondayRecommends #Nails

You know that game, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? In case you don’t, it’s a game that links Kevin Bacon to any actor or actress within six degrees of separation. In case you don’t know what that is, it’s the concept that each person is connected to every other person in or within six social connections. Sobering, in these days of COVID-19, but it used to be fun.

Still is, actually. I went to The Oracle of Bacon and found that Lassie has a Bacon number of 3. So does Theda Bara, FFS. So, by God, does Mickey Mouse.

ANYWAY, I also believe that any YouTube video is connected to any other YouTube video in or within six sidebar links. That’s how I came upon Kevin Bacon’s 17-minute TED-X talk about his Six Degrees project, which connects people to charities they’d like to support or allows them to use their connection web to raise awareness of or contributions to charities.

So I went to the Six Degrees website, and I took the pledge.

I am six degrees or less from someone or something that really needs my help. I challenge myself to grow in empathy towards others. I challenge myself to grow in compassion. I challenge myself to spend time on something that needs assistance. I will leverage my resources, abilities or voice to be an actor of change. I pledge to make a positive impact this year by leveraging myself in whatever way I can, big or small. Together we can make a big difference.

I painted my nails for St. Patrick’s Day.

And then I painted them again.

If my St. Pat’s plate gets here before Tuesday midnight, I might do ’em again, or at least stamp that glittery one.

And, in the spirit of Six Degrees, I donate nail polish to one of the local assisted living centers. The colors nobody wants on their nails can be used in various crafts. Go thou and do likewise. Or something similar.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about somebody who doesn’t wash their hands.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Six Degrees of Nail Polish #MondayRecommends #Nails

  1. Daniel Antion

    March 16, 2020 at 7:23am

    The last person around here who doesn’t wash his hands will be tossed in the river.

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      Marian Allen

      March 16, 2020 at 8:02am

      Have you ever touched your face with hands that have been rubbed with acetone? Well, let me just say that doing nail art means washing your hands well and often. No one has anything to fear from me, at least as far as dirty hands are concerned. 😉

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