A Week of Distances

The distance between one Sunday and the next is always the same, time wise, and yet this week felt so much longer than most.  Wednesday brought emotional upheaval, and subsequent exhaustion, and then Friday morning my 91-year-old mother was admitted to hospital, while Ric and I attended a funeral for an extended family member.

Life does that sometimes – churns and twirls like a tempest – leaving us wrung out and grasping for solid footing.

On top of it, we are making plans to travel again – checking routes and RV sites – and my head is continually pounding.  So much to think about.

When I set these challenges, they are as much for me as they are for my readers, and I seldom have any preconceived ideas about where they will lead.  This week’s subject
has taken us in many directions, and I am grateful to all for the input.

Culture Shocks took us on a fantasy journey with a “Once Upon a Time” fable, while Proscenium had us “Shoot(ing) for the Moon” and Lovewillbringustogether introduced “A Little Night Gazing.”

one letter UP warned: “Keep Your Distance“, while Stuff and what if… proposed “Erosion of Distance“.

The Bee Writes wrote of “dancing along fault lines” and Sgeoil encouraged “Going the Distance.”

Willow Poetry weighed in with a haiku that tugs on the heart and Lifelessons spoke to the call of distance.  Help from Heaven encourages “Shrinking the Distance Between Us”.

All inspired and thought-provoking entries.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow for the next challenge.



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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

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