As a ‘Writer’…

As a ‘writer’, I find inspiration in everyday life. My mind is constantly writing – looking for things I can borrow from. The earth, the universe, strangers, family, friends, loved ones… I find stories in most things, every day. I find myself narrating in my own mind, more times than I can count – most times without even realising. I mentally write stories about things that never even make it onto the page. Every day. Like an addiction. I write without even being conscious of it, it is within me. It is my nature. I observe and I see. I have a mind cramed full of words. But then I don’t. Social situations are not my nature. They are mostly difficult, with rare exceptions. Talking to talk, is not my nature. Talking about myself openly and without prompting is not my nature. But writing. Writing is like a cool breeze on the hottest day of the year. It is a relief. A hope. A wish. Writing is everything. The weights of the world lift off my shoulders as soon as my fingers run across the keyboard. The scratch of a pen against paper fills my soul with such lightness, it makes my breath stop.

The feeling of that last sentence. Of pulling everything together neatly, of feeling that closure… Of getting to have the last word. Just this once… or until the next time that my fingers meet the keyboard.

 

 

Day 28

And when the rain fell, they looked at each other and they laughed. Running through puddles, pushing and pulling at each other as they ran. Their laughter was loud and happiness radiated from their eyes. To live in the moment was a miraculous thing.

Day 14

And their eyes met. The supermarket was quiet, only one or two people walking around the isles. A whole world of regret passed through the eyes of one, while years of sadness passed through the other’s. As they walked by each other, shopping trolleys almost grazing, there was a whispered, “happy birthday”.

 

Day 10

And then she wailed. The birds, who had previously been singing their eve song, closed their beaks. Even they knew this was no longer the time. The air stilled and a respectful, unsure tension overcame the earth. A wail that was so powerful it stilled every nation could surely only come from an unbearable, unspeakable pain.

50k May

So, this month – exercise!

I have been walking a little more, done a very occasional jog and even tried my hand at some basketball… After 2 hours of trying to dribble and shoot hoops – we were done! Time flies when you’re having fun but I can assure you, time definitely does not fly the following day when everything hurts and you can barely walk!

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Keep Climbing

“There’s a wall in front of you.
It’s tall, it towers over you.
You have to climb it.
In order for you to get to where you want, you have to get to the other side.
So start climbing.
You will fall, at some point.
It’s inevitable.
But does that mean you give up?
If someone drags you down, do you stay down?
No matter what, you climb.
And you do not stop until you are on the other side of that wall!
You do not quit.
Do you understand?
People will always try to stop you or distract you.
But you just keep climbing.
You don’t ever give up on reaching the other side of that wall!”

I Believe in You

The odds are stacked and you
You can’t relax ’cause you’re
Thinking your dreams will never show up
I see you try for a
A brighter sky, oh but
It looks too high and hot to hold up
Oh, but you don’t see what I see
I believe in you
If you’re lost in the darkness, I’ll be your light
I believe in you
All this work and your curtains are sure to rise
There are so many little things that you, that you don’t see
So I’m, I’m gonna shout it till you listen to me
I believe in you
I believe in you
I know my words, they don’t
Don’t help the hurt
So come on over here and let me show ya
You got this weight on it
You and me made a promise
There’ll come a day you’ll finally know it
Oh, and you’ll see all that I see
I believe in you
If you’re lost in the darkness, I’ll be your light
I believe in you
All this work and your curtains are sure to rise
There are so many little things that you, that you don’t see
So I’m, I’m gonna shout it till you listen to me
I believe in you
I believe in you
I believe in you
I believe in you
You’re on your way, yeah you’re
You’re on your way, yeah you’re
You’re on your way, yeah you’re
You’re on your way, yeah you’re
You’re on your way, yeah you’re
You’re on your way, yeah you’re
You’re on your way, way, way, way
I believe in you
If you’re lost in the darkness, I’ll be your light
I believe in you
If you’re lost in the darkness, I’ll be your light
I believe in you
All this work and your curtains are sure to rise
There are so many little things that you, that you don’t see
So I’m, I’m gonna shout it till you listen to me
I believe in you
I believe in you
I believe in you
I believe in you
I believe in you
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Rebekah Powell / Jessica Jane Rebecca Sharman / Lizzy Ward Thomas / Catherine Emily Ward-Thomas
I Believe in You lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Spirit Music Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC