Slow Down

Day 56 of 365:

{Writing Prompt}

Pace Oddity
If you could slow down an action that usually zooms by, or speed up an event that normally drags on, which would you choose, and why?

Those moments when I first get out bed.

I like getting up at 6am – it’s the best time of the day for me.  I make my coffee, I pause.  I reflect and gather my thoughts and my ready myself for the day ahead.  I feel calm.  I feel optimistic.  I feel energy and eager anticipation as I think about all the possibilities the next 16 hours, or so, will bring my way.

The house is quiet.  My mind if refreshed and my thoughts are clear.

If I could slow down time, or freeze the frame of these early morning moments, I would.  Oh, how I would stay in this place for as long as I could.

And it would feel divine.

= Sunday Morning






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4 thoughts on “Slow Down

  1. After being a night person my whole life, since making the commitment to write every morning, I’ve come to love mornings as well. I don’t do anything (except feed my dogs and let them out) until I’ve written a poem or essay or story. I stay in bed until I’m finished. If I do anything else, I get caught up in it and the writing goes out the window. I’ve kept this commitment for two years now and it feels so good. People know not to bother me in the morning. It is a given I’ve stayed true to and if I have an unavoidable appointment, I, too, get up very early to write or write the night before to be posted in the morning. Stick with it. You’ll be happy you did.

    1. Wonderful! I LOVE your morning ritual. I think I may just adopt it. 🙂 “If I do anything else, I get caught up in it and the writing goes out the window.” – your words resonate with me as this is what I am struggling with on a daily basis. I admire your commitment. I am taking note of everything you’ve said here – thank you for taking the time leave this valuable comment. 🙂

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