Recipe Needed

Plateauing my cousin called it, this feeling of flatness.

“You are just gathering strength for the next climb,” she’d offer. She’s been gone for years, but her presence remains – a pillar in my thoughts.

Passion has given over to a sense of pointlessness. I am questioning my ability and the purpose for what I do. At the same time, I sense I am standing on a precipice. Do I let go? Hunker back into the shelter of walls? Or carry on?

I need a recipe to calm this skin-crawling restlessness. Something to uplift and encourage, blowing off the entrapment of self-defeating cobwebs.

I open the bedroom windows and let the wind whip between the crevices, hoping to stir inspiration. Even motivation would be welcome.

For now, I am plateaued – weary from the efforts, not able to see the bigger picture.

I rest.


This week’s challenge – recipe – has elicited many creative responses.

Proscenium offers “a recipe for a festive holiday season”.

parallax joined in with a “recipe for disaster”

Stuff and what if…inspired by a perfectly awesome morning sky, concocted a recipe “for brighter days”

one letter UP reveals the secret to “Family Dinner”

Sgeoil has the secret to raising a healthy family.

Wind Rush knows the perfect recipe for navigating a stressful situation.

Kindergarten Pie was one of my poetic offerings

Thank you all for participating.

Due to the holiday, there will be no challenge tomorrow, just an invitation. Hope you all have a restful time and enjoy whatever down time comes your way.

Challenges will be back on the 31st.

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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.

10 thoughts on “Recipe Needed

  1. I really like the term ‘plateauing’, a time of changing perspective, a time to rest and reflect and let the future direct itself. Merry Christmas, V.J. May the New Year be bright and full of blessings. πŸ™‚

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