This was written for Stream of Consciousness Saturday hosted by Linda G Hill where the prompt was to start out with a preposition, but everything else was open. If I could have done this tomorrow, I probably should have, but it’s Saturday and I haven’t posted in a while, so it’s today. I hope you enjoy the pictures as words were pretty scarce for me today.
Fighting For Words That Slip Away
Between this post and my last one, it has been exactly one week. Life definitely happened to me this week and even though I had every intention of writing while I was on my vacation, it just never happened. I also had every intention of writing something when I got home, but I was hit simultaneously with extreme exhaustion and some news that knocked me out emotionally. After the emotionally charged weekend I experienced, it was like throwing kerosene on an already burning building.
I’m not sure if I’m ready to talk about any of it. I sat down intending to write something noteworthy, but my brain is fried. I’m thinking this is what writers call “writers block” but I know it is just too many emotions all trying to fight for room in my head. The more I try to fight for words, the more they slip away.
So, I will just say that I enjoyed North Carolina immensely. I didn’t even mind the humidity all that much, although that could be coming from someone who is currently sitting in sixty degree weather and can’t quite remember the humidity and how terrible it really was. Instead of mountains on the horizon, there is a tree line, green, dense and truly lovely. There is a bridge behind my daughter’s dorm room that looks over a river of green. I told her I would be there every single day if I lived there.
We had some free time on Monday so we did this crazy thing where we drove four hours to Wilmington and Carolina Beach. I’m so happy we decided to do it, even though we didn’t make it back until one in the morning and we had to be up at six for Adelle’s orientation. Who can resist the beach, after all? After hanging out for a while at the beach, we found a restaurant by Cape Fear River. I almost think the river was more beautiful than the ocean. After dinner, we got caught in a magnificent rain storm with lightning and thunder and rain coming so hard we were soaked through before we made it back to our car. Unfortunately, I was supposed to drive home but after a few miles on the freeway, I had to pull over. I couldn’t even see the lines and I was scared!
I kept thinking that I understand the whole vampires in the South scenario. Everything had an air of mystery to it. Maybe that sounds a bit romantic, or just plain stupid, but I could definitely see a vampire in a mansion hidden deep in the trees somewhere off the highway.
I’m not sure I have much else to say. I think the experience will seep into my writing in some ways and I’m not sad about it at all. I am going to include some of the pictures from my trip since words just aren’t happening as well as I’d like them to today.
I hope you all have an amazing weekend. I promise I will have some stories coming your way soon. My dreams are starting to show my lack of writing and I was literally exhausted when I woke up this morning.