VJ’s Weekly Challenge: Urge

Ric remains in hospital, the nature of his infection is antibiotic- resistant. The healing will be slow and laborious. It’s a road we’ve travelled before.

At home, I try to remember to breathe between the urges. Washing is done. Groceries are in. I binge-watch Netflix unable to will myself to engage in my regular distractions. Emails build up, and blog posts go unread. I feel overwhelmed.

Naturally, my body is turning against itself, my legs and feet resisting movement. I am tempted to go back to bed for the day, but the dogs need looking after. I’ve been sketching a lot, attempting to purge the constant ache. As I type this, I feel a strong urge to paint, even though I know my lack of skills will only frustrate me.

Outside, Winter winds block the view. Inside is the place to be. Might just follow my current compulsion.

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Urge is the prompt this week. While it is not necessary to use the word in your creation, you should capture the essence.

To participate, publish a post and link back here, or drop a note in the comments below.

Look forward to your responses.

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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.

66 thoughts on “VJ’s Weekly Challenge: Urge

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  2. So sorry about the slow road – I hope Ric is getting good care and that you feel better yourself soon. It is a good time to be inside and paint. I really enjoy your art – those whimsical doodles were amazing. Hugs…

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  3. I feel for you. It is so hard to be away from those we care about. I haven’t seen my daughter or boyfriend, or any of my friends in over a month and I feel so tired of the loneliness. I will hope Ric gets better soon. No way to feel….

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