Abstract, Art, Everyday, nostalgia, photography, Writing

Anticipation

A comfortable pair of old shoes

Some days the anticipation of going out
Is heavily outweighed
By the laid-back comfort of all
That’s right here.

There’s no burning need to step outside
Anticipation of the unknown
Is heavily outweighed by the comfort of all
That’s right here.

Anticipation

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No One Plays Here Anymore

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She was a little girl then, she had dolls and tea parties. But that was then, before the door and shutters were broken, when the window boxes were tended and pretty little flowers grew. She’ll be leaving home soon, to go to college, begin a career, start her own family. Then she’ll buy a cute little playhouse for her own daughter to play in…during the summer…for a couple years.

 

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I am Not Stubborn!

Hat resting on the keyboard of a laptop computer.Writing socks? What a stupid idea. I have one pair of special socks – my Christmas socks. They’re about 20 years old and I’ve worn them about 20 times. I used to wear them thinking people would admire me for my wondrous Christmas spirit, my joie de vivre, my delightful sense of humor. In 20-plus years, nobody ever noticed my colorful socks. Turns out, Christmas socks, like writing socks, are a stupid idea.  I’m going to get rid of them…maybe next spring.

For a short time I did have a writing hat – stubbornly held on to it, until it started to smell bad, and it never did help my writing.  Another stupid idea.

I once had a boss who told me I was stubborn. Apparently she thought she had hired a “yes man.” I advocated for good ideas, usually my own, and held on to them until proven wrong, which even now rarely happens.

Stubborn? What does it really mean? I am not unreasonable, obstinate, inflexible or immovable, but when I’m right…I’m Right.

To label me stubborn is quite simply stubbornness in itself. Be reasonable for cryin’ out loud.

Stubborn

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