Living the Dream

Chaotic workday— a scuffle with friends,

Five o’clock traffic— the stress never ends,

Pressure to do well— fearing failure, too,

Stuck in a pattern— afraid of what’s new,

Plan for retirement— look forward to rest,

Where children once played— is now empty nest,

Dating disasters— a marriage from hell,

Lack of investments— there’s nothing to sell,

No regrets linger— My head’s not for rent,

All of these moments— are evanescent,

March forward, full steam— toward what is unseen,

Faith is eternal— I’m living the dream.

Written for Your Daily Word Prompt: Evanescent

I think I just summarized my life here. How crazy to think fifty something years could be summed up in 85 words! Well, okay… I skipped a lot. Maybe it’s a brief synopsis.

I recycled an old image today. I think a reflection in a puddle is fitting for the word evanescent. This too shall pass. 🙂 Truth be told, I’m TIRED! Whenever I feel like this I think of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; when he said “If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections, and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures… then that study is… not befitting the human mind.”

I totally related to that when I read it. I have that paragraph saved in one of my reading journals from English class. Ha! It’s easy to reference now. The entire time I read that book all I could think about was how amazing it was that Shelley seemed to be addressing addiction. Obsessions, alcoholism, addiction, it’s all the same.

Anyway, sometimes you need to take a breather. Break the pattern. So today I decided I’d write. And there you have it.

Thanks for reading! Peace & love…

Man should never allow a passion or transitory desire to disturb his tranquility.” —Dr. Frankenstein

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My name is Janet, and I'm located in southern California. My blog is rather eclectic, featuring art, photography, and a little poetry, as well as short pieces of fiction (now and then). I also share about my walk of faith, and my journey through recovery from alcoholism.

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