Picture it & write – Does this mean I won’t be able to walk?

Ermilia’s Picture it & write   (Sunday 30th September 2012)

Once again, here is my offering to ‘Picture it & write’ hosted by Ermilia (Ermisenda and Eliabeth) who invite others to join them by writing a fictional story or poem to accompany an image presented on their blog.


(Listen while you read)  

Picture by Belovodchenko Anton
Picture Reproduced from Ermilia’s Blog
Picture it & write

Does this mean I won’t be able to walk when I’m old?

Why oh why do I feel the urge to get myself in a tangle?

Why do I constantly engage in things that get me all twisted?

Why, when others are happy to be mediocre, do I think I have to go that extra mile?

Why, when everything is okay, do I try to make it not okay?

I’m always searching, and never finding. I’m always yearning, and never being satisfied.

Why do I do as I do?

I don’t know.

Is it because I’m an over-achiever?

Could it be that I push myself way too hard?

Is it better to be sane and under the radar, rather than seriously hyper and flying above?

Questions, and questions, and more questions.

I feel like a contortionist. I feel that I stretch and twist, and manoeuvre, and change every blessed thing about me. I try to fit. I try to be as everyone else.

I do wish I could be a little easier on myself.

I do wish I could just kick back, and relax.

Wow; wouldn’t that be nice? Wouldn’t that be pleasant to just kick back, and allow the day to go by?

Just kick back, and let it all happen.

Yeah; just kick back, and let all things roll off my shoulders. Let them fall. Yeah; let my shoulders fall.

Let my stomach rest.

Let my legs unwind.

Let them feel happy.

Yeah; wouldn’t that be nice to just ‘let go’, and relax. Ahhhhhhh.

28 thoughts on “Picture it & write – Does this mean I won’t be able to walk?

      1. You don’t want to chug slowly through life, running constantly until your petrol runs out. You want to powerslide to a stop. Bonnet covered with leaves, dust and scattered children saying “Man what a ride!” 🙂

    1. Unwind, unwind, even before time…!
      Deep breathes are what is needed. Ten minutes of this, and your little body will be full of the oxygen breath of life….! Count 8 in and 4 out (Edited Correction: Should read – 4 in and 8 out… otherwise you’ll pass out.. 🙂 )… hahaaaa… 🙂
      Shallow breathing can really inhibit our little bodies… Deep breathing is such a boon, especially since (we often don’t realise during hectic/stressful times) that our breathing can become almost non-existent…! xoxoxo

  1. Very interesting. I would have gone the opposite direction with that. If I was able to get into that pose, I would not be worried about walking when I’m old because clearly I would have more than enough flexibility to lose as I age.

  2. Thank You…. sweet evil nymph….! 🙂
    I know (from history) we’ll probably have to wait until nearer the end of the week for yours… However, I can wait; you sweet, evil, nymph, witch you..! It’s getting more exciting and interesting as you go..! 🙂

  3. I know how this emotional puzzle works…it is much easier to solve – if you walk away ,come back to the problem (stressor) refreshed. I laughed out loud as I was reading your comments section… Breathe in 8 breathe out 4! If you could have seen me trying… I was relieved when I read the corrected counts!!! 🙂

    1. Oh Jess; perhaps I should put a ‘correction’ in the first of the comments…. I would feel so guilty if someone ‘passed out’… I will; I’ll insert a correction; just in case…
      🙂 I am seeing you ‘running out of breath’…
      Why am I laughing; that’s not funny…! 🙂

  4. Your opening line made me laugh out loud again, Carolyn. I like how you held onto this metaphor for the things we go through to achieve something, a dream or whatever. Makes you really envy those who can “yeah; just kick back” and accomplish stuff anyway.

    1. Great analysis, Anne; thanks for ‘getting it’…!
      We can do this to ourselves in the pursuit of ‘whatever’…. 😉
      “Kick back” – I love this term… 🙂
      Enjoy the rest of the weekend…!

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