I journal mornings with stream of consciousness exercises, and
I’m again participating in Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday. whenever I have time. I write to a timer, 15-20 minutes, no editing except spelling, and of course I add my art! You can do it too!
The Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ow.” Find a word that contains “ow” or use it as a word in your post. Have fun!
Having to push myself for this one because I am depressed.
Starting with truth in writing helps get me going though and I see that there are
easy-to-fix owies, usually external, and harder to fix owies, usually internal.
I am suffering from internal pains, worries and arthritis — and these seem
harder to repair and set on the road to mending than the external, like the one Mitchell suffered a few years ago. Those make for dramatic sketches, and of course,
we were lucky he didn’t lose a finger or hit an artery. Taking this one day at a time,
hoping we don’t end up going to war over this clown of a president though no one is laughing… He is playing with bullets and possibly deranged leaders —
though not so deranged as he is — so the whole thing adds to my growing anxiety.
Thinking about how we treat painful happenings, in the external world we have the craziness of the hospital, where you are also at risk even walking in the door,
picking up possible infections or getting one of the many bad doctors that abound
these days, versus the calming healing feel of Golden Needle.
Which leads me to telling the truth again, not sure why, but to heal the internals pains — owies — opening up and sharing, finding out how many are also frightened or anxious about idiots starting wars or the very real climate crisis — accelerates healing.
Times up. Thanks Linda.
For the rules, go to Linda’s blog; feel free to join the fun!
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