Discipline?

I’ve decided that my Blog will be written with Prompts. At least for now. Prompts are a great way to get yourself writing when you don’t know what to write. It beats stirring at the blank page.  Why not give it a try?

COMPOSE  WITH  UTTER  FREEDOM  AND  EDIT  WITH  UTTER  DISCIPLINE.  –  Erica Jong

PROMPT –  Write About the Passing of Hours

It’s raining, cold, foggy. I sit on my rocker in the sun room watching the rain fall.  There is much to do.  There is  always much to do.  I look at my watch but can’t focus on the time.  In the distance I can hear the Grandfather clock ticking, ticking, ticking in the hallway.  It’s a soothing experience.  The rain almost hypnotizes me but I’m still awake hearing the tap, tap, tap on the skylight and the roof.  I rock to no where but yet am I really here?

The rocking adds to the hypnotizing.  It feels soothing.  It brings comfort to my soul.  My feet swish back and forth, back and forth, back and forth across the floor adding to the rhythm. My hands rest on the arms  of the rocker.  My head is back against the pillow.  Back and Forth.  Back and Forth.  Back and Forth. Tick, tock. Tick, tock. Tick, tock.  Drip. Drip. Drip. I am soothed. I am hypnotized.  And time passes on.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Discipline?

  1. Love your writing and your idea for your blog. You inspired me to write my own ruminations of the passing of hours:

    The Passing of Hours

    So quickly they disappear – those hours that seemed so long at the beginning of the day and then slip away unnoticed until the darkening of the sky indicates the day is nearing an end. Where did they go? I hope they had fun, because all I did was work. Don’t get me wrong, working is valuable…and necessary…and…whatever. But this morning I thought that the work could get done quickly and then there would be time for play. For leisure. For lingering with a cup of coffee and writing in my journal. How do we grab hold of those elusive hours and own them – make them ours; control them instead of having them control us? Guess I’ll work on that tomorrow, before they disappear again.

    1. Hi Pat,
      Thanks for those encouraging words. I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of the posts. Looking forward to speaking with you on Monday.
      Thank you,
      Lois

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