Where did it go? The minutes I once spent driving to and from work, to and from school, to and from activities, to and from to and from? How can there be LESS time now?
At the start of all of this (#pandemic) I had a list of all the things I would do while trapped at home. My introvert soul was fully prepared to embrace the situation and make the best of it – with home projects, and crafting, and baking, and writing. So. Much. Writing! I have blog posts and book ideas stacked up five stories tall in my brain. When I try to sleep at night I end up grabbing my phone and fumbling for my glasses to write down one last idea or sentence that is still tumbling around in my head.
And here we are, six months later. SIX MONTHS. I have written no books, completed no house projects. This blog is gathering virtual dust. Life has taken on that surreal dual quality of being at once too fast to manage, and also too slow to bear. There is nowhere to go. There is no relief in sight. Every day is Blursday.
This was my first time using the Writing Challenge app. It was definitely a challenge! The app spits out different writing prompts on timed intervals. I left the interval at 1 minute, and that turned out to be a little too fast for my slow-moving, over-analyzing brain. Which I guess means it’s a good exercise for me. At any rate, I ended up with a poem – not my usual jam – and I did not manage to include the last two prompts. Maybe I’ll come back and do Round 2 on these prompts and aim for a short story . . .
She Had to Choose
She had to choose How to win, or how to lose Life is an amusement park A roller coaster through the dark A hall of mirrors sometimes fun Sometimes not . . . so then you run. Let go Run fast and true Run far, run through Feet pounding, heart pumping Arms lifting, legs jumping Splash down and see That you can float free Let go The river is calm It pulls you along A gentle, flowing road Through the green and the gold And the dark and the light No day, no night Let go No illusion of control Let go Let go Let go.
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I’ve lost track of what day it is, other than is this a work-school-parent-day or a clean-reset-recover-day. I know that some people have never been more productive, more organized, or more motivated to be healthy.