Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Muse...

The light drew her to this spot, deep in the forest green.  An isolated, solitary spot overflowing with a sense of peace she’d searched for nearly all of her forty-one years—most especially in the last week.  She wanted to walk into the warm glow, let it bathe her in acceptance and relaxation.  She longed to release her fears of losing her sweet lamb of a pooch to another set of cluster seizures that wracked his little body weekend before last.  She sought for a way to help the family member lost to her through mental illness.  She ached for family and friends, suffering in this lost world.

For hours she sat watching the white radiance shine down in front of her—steady and consistent.  She dreamed up stories of portals to other places, shifts to different time’s even spots of alien abductions, anything to take her away from the reality of her life.  Though she’d been tempted to step into the white radiance, she didn’t.  The squashing of her fantasies would be more than she could take today.

As she walked away dreams intact, she missed the man half emerged from the light reaching his hand out for her.  “Jo, my love, I’m here.”  

A Day in the Life of Serena 
Song of the Day(Reach Up For The) Sunrise by Duran Duran.  More than a week later and I'm still hung up on this song.  Mostly, 'cause it's a great song, but also it's very inspiring for my mood.  It's helping me remember that while there is stress in life (a lot in my life right now) everyday is a chance for happiness and it's a gift I'll willingly accept!  

Currently Reading:  Playing Dead by Allison Brennan

Currently Writing:  Nothing but focus on editing.  Editing:  The Submission

Quote of the DayI lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.

S.E. Hinton
The author of The Outsiders.

~Ah, The Outsiders.  I love this was the first book I devoured enough times to wear out the book.  Even with the pages falling out, I read it one more time...


  1. Poignant ending to an inspired flash scene. A portal sounds all too good at the moment... if I knew what was on the other side.

    Good vibes coming to you, my friend.

  2. Thanks Savanna! Yeah, a portal would rock right about now...but maybe just a portal that would take us out of time and provide a calm, relaxing - get your head on straight - time. Then reboot life where you left off, stronger and ready to deal with everything. :) Huh...maybe there's a story there somewhere?

  3. That is a good idea for a story. It makes me think of several people who had near death experiences and lived a whole other lifetime before returning to their bodies. Also, there was that Star Trek episode with Picard living a whole lifetime on a dying planet due to some type of advanced tech or something more mystical.

  4. Isn't that just the wildest of out full lifetimes in the matter of minutes of a near death experience.

    That was a really good Star Trek episode!