Ermilia’s Picture it & write (Sunday 9th September 2012)
Once again, here is my offering to ‘Picture it & write’ hosted by Ermilia (Ermisenda and Elizabeth) who invite others to join them by writing a fictional story or poem to accompany an image presented on their blog.
It wasn’t long before the end. Today was an example, she thought. Today there was an expectation. Today she held her breath. Was there to be a chance? She didn’t know. Was there to be a grievance? She didn’t know. Was there to be avoidance? She didn’t know. The past had had its time, and now this day was having its way. It could go many ways. It could have its way by being brilliant. It could have its way by being boring. It could have its way by being mediocre. She didn’t know.
No, life had shown her that any day had many possibilities. Each day presented itself as an offering. Each day had a purpose. The sun rose. The flowers bloomed. The animals set about looking for the morsels to sustain life. All things had a purpose.
What was the purpose of her day? Was it to be awakened by the clock; tick, tock? Was it to go to her kitchen and choose; what?
Yes, every moment of every day was a choice; a moment.
And then she saw it. Like unto a dream it wound itself around her. It lovingly held her in its embrace. Like beautiful flowers succumbing to the day, she felt the warmth of the light upon her mind. Yes, she thought. Always a choice; always a purpose.
She chose bread, buttered heavily with jam. And then; what did this day hold in store?
Her choice, she thought; her choice.
Carolyn Page – ABC of Spirit Talk
September 10 2012