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Month: May 2023
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5 Minute Stretch
“chasing the light”
It’s not so much that she was chasing the light as she refused to be swallowed by darkness any longer. There comes a point, perhaps several, when one must choose, after all. As though it’s only as simple as a choice. As though one simply decides, “Today I shall chase the light, tomorrow, who knows; but today, why today I have all figured out.” Or perhaps that’s exactly how it’s done. Precisely how. If it’s always a matter of today, today, today, the only moment promised, then perhaps it is exactly like this. What a lovely idea: to chase the light. Almost like a sunflower tracking the sky of one’s depression. Does this make life the sunflower chasing the light, or oneself the sunflower? It’s all a bit too poetic for the likes of me, to be sure. Still. One wouldn’t want to chase the darkness, as though that’s the opposite of chasing the light, when perhaps the opposite is simply not chasing anything at all.
5 Minute Stretch Exercises are a creation of Laura Munson and were learned at Haven Writing Retreats. This prompt was taken from A Year by the Sea by Joan Anderson.
5 Minute Stretch Exercise
“braid of creation”
It was a spring storm and it came at night. Not the daytime summer storms that brought such relief from the oppressive heat that even those afraid of lightning, afraid of thunder approved. This was a storm that began around ten at night, when heads were heading towards pillows or already sound asleep. A storm that began with thunder, built with lightning, crescendoed with rain, and brought the kind of wind that slammed doors and woke the heaviest sleepers. Up all night anyway with the excitement of feedback, the energy of a room full of people, the thrill of clapping, she heard the puppy whine and was up, heard the puppy whine and was up, heard the puppy whine but felt sure it was a false alarm, heard the puppy whine and cleaned up pee. The braid of creation became the unbraiding of her plans, her needs postponed yet another day, until the 3:30 am waking became an inability to fall back to sleep, the need within her driving her to get up, get up, get up.
5 Minute Stretch Exercises are a creation of Laura Munson and were learned at Haven Writing Retreats. This prompt was taken from The Wild Braid by Stanley Kunitz.
Every month my local paper posts an article I write about what I read the previous month. Here’s this months posting:
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