A picture speaks volumes.
Your baby blue eyes are awesome.
Are you real or are you wearing a costume?
It’s said to be wary of critters who are too silent.
Should I be scared of you; by nature, are you violent?
You don’t exactly look overly happy.
Did you forget to indulge in an afternoon nappie?
I kind of like those stripes you wear
Even though they remind me of garb of prisoners’ garb
Are you always this quiet and peaceful?
Or are you awaiting a photo session and treats piece-meal
Word count: 91
Questions to answer:
Have you ever felt that one particular activity seemed to
consume more of your life than you were happy about?
Was it work, a hobby which got out of hand, health concerns
or something else?
Lastly have you managed to take back control or does it still
seem to be running the show?
Reflecting back there have been several I could discuss. At
the time I didn’t exactly feel unhappy nor overwhelmed by
any of them.
To be able to help someone who for specific health reasons
couldn’t leave the house was what a loving daughter would
do without giving a second thought to time involved or the
distance in miles walked pushing a baby carriage from one
end of town to another.
When I arrived at my destination, I would drop off the mail
and run errands in the center of town. I didn’t question the
mental state of the mother who’d never really acted like
all my friends’ moms.
These errands would have taken her approximately 15 to
45 minutes only she suffered from ‘agoraphobia’ and feared
leaving the house.
True fact: ‘For 10 years she never went outside, not even to
take out the trash’.
Back in the 60s people weren’t educated about mental health.
Today myself a diagnosed generalized anxiety disorder patient
who suffers out-of-the-blue panic attacks I understand much
about the distress she experienced over decades with no medical
diagnosis nor treatment.
I’ve made peace with what was, what wasn’t and what could
have been thanks to medical knowledge gained inclusive a
a course in Abnormal Psychology.
In my heart I feel I did the best I could for a woman who
never once told me she loved me and tried many times to
undermine and interfere with my life’s choices.
Type A – classification = perfection
Self-care journey taught me better
Choice Type B – smell the roses attitude
Result stress reduction all aspects of life
Thankful for another day indulge in whatever
Blizzards, ice and windstorms soon bygone
Follows warm weather, distance close birds’ chirp
Flowers blossom, grass turns beautiful shade green
Suggested self-care idea (personal) – carry a journal
Capture special moments experienced in world of ‘Nature’
Temperature afghan half-double crochet
Perfect opportunity playful kitten be wrapped
Rows bright hues worsted weight yarn unraveled
Shocked crafter awakens scene kitten disheveled
Fall asleep, game plan analysis
Unquestionable, ‘recipe‘ turns disastrous
Gram’s virtual friend
Inches measure three by five
Screen time record high
Apps, texts, sites instant access
Chuckle, cellphone correct vibe
Narcissistic person blame
Someone, never self
Whatever takes attitude
Heavy rains, winds whip
Impression freight train non-stop
Freight train sound
Weary from constant winter storms this morn I decided to embark on a
picturesque virtual vacation.
To intake views of two French speaking countries, immerse within them
enjoying both culture and spoken language, is to fancy a pipe dream.
An hour past noon and I think perhaps I’m experiencing imaginary jet
Curious to know if such a condition exists, I journeyed over to pay
Google search engine a short visit.
The results of typing in the following question, “Can a person suffer jet
lag following a virtual vacation?” left me with discovery of ‘social jet lag’,
teenage behavior where a teen stays up way past bedtime and attempts
to recoup lost hours of sleep thru napping the next day.
As I read twice over the list of symptoms, in addition to lack of sleep. the
realization set in AGAIN, opposite of the once rambunctious woman, is
the gal who suffers from chronic depression.
Today’s words: opt – croft – soft
Option purchase bypass choose
Whip-smart bygone soft
A ccess denied senior housing
G ains losses honest frustration
G low wanes hope diminishes
R itual continues night in, night out
A ggro intensifies lack quality sleep
V exation position day in, day out
A ltered persona kindness to nastiness
T reated unjustly umpteen times
I nappropriate mannerisms unresolved
O bsessive compulsive surreptitious adult
N asty inconsiderate nocturnal vampire heart hates.