Lean against… and Listen ~ And the Knowing Fades

February 2019

Maybe I should re-kindle that habit…

August 2014

So, the new week is here and I feel like starting a new habit. The habit of starting my writing day with a writing exercise. Exercises sound quite boring, but with the “lean against… and listen” prompt I do not feel like that. It is more like a little holiday from my writing “chores” (they are rather fun in general, but still….) and it always kick-starts my creativity.

I have decided to post them on here because the ones I have posted so far seem to be rather popular therefore I hope to entertain you nicely.

Lean against… and listen

I quote Kasey Mathews from the WANA group “Write to heal” for this writing prompt:

With paper and pen, or computer handy, lean back in your chair, or against the wall, or a sofa etc., close your eyes and imagine you are sitting under a large tree with your back resting against the trunk. On the other side of the tree, a Storyteller has come to sit down and also rest against the tree trunk. With eyes still closed, just listen. Wait for the Storyteller to begin his or her story. When you hear it begin, simply write down all that you hear.

And the Knowing Fades…

The wind rustles the leaves above me. Cold and dampness surround me though. Here and there something is nibbling away on me. Heavy the burden of my old life. Heavy the burden.

That promised gleaming white light did not come when it was time. Neither did my ancestors. There was only the knowing of missed chances and opportunities. I knew it all along, though.

What I did not know was the fact that this knowledge will be the hell I put myself into. No fire pit or devils. Just my own inability to grab chances and go for it.

Suddenly I fall. I fall and fall and fall and fall…..

Again cold and dampness surrounds me. I try to speak. Try to ask where I have come to. But there is only a baby’s cry coming from my lungs. And the knowing fades…


Please check out my new post on “Bee SelfCaring”:

Singing in the Rain, Centering Yourself and a refreshing Drink

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