You’ll be happy to note that I actually showed up to write some stream of consciousness today. I know I’m pretty happy about it. It’s been far too long and I realized yesterday, that there was a part of me that was scared about it. Do I still have it? Can I still write?
I answered that question for myself in a pretty satisfying way yesterday, and even though the story wasn’t my best work, at least I wrote something.
This time of year isn’t my favorite, and I’ve pretty well settled in to being the bah-humbug. I think it’s always a little scary to embrace the opposite of what people consider normal. To be honest, I’ve been working so much I haven’t even really thought about the holiday all that much. The only time it really upsets me is when I’m grocery shopping or at lunch and the damn songs are playing.
I think there will be some songs that I will always love (I do love music after all), but the sheer over-abundance of the same songs played over and over (in varying ways) can get a little mind-numbing. Or, maybe it just makes me feel like it’s all being forced on me when all I want is a little peace from it.
We haven’t received much snow here, but supposedly that’s going to change in the next three days. I don’t know for sure, though. All I really know is that I saw the little snowflake on my weather app for the next three days, but knowing the weather app the way I do, that could change from minute to minute. It could also mean that it’s just “sort of” snow rather than the thick sticks-to-the-ground snow that makes everything truly beautiful outside. I’m just happy I don’t have to do too much driving in it.
Why do we associate Yule with snow? Isn’t it a little odd that we consider it magical when the rest of the time we just want the snow to stop? Maybe we love it because we all have so much time off and yeah, let it snow! But the rest of the year, we have places to be and it’s just a nuisance.
You know, this isn’t as easy as I thought it would be. I think the old writing tool is rusty. But, better to get back into it now rather than continuing to stall in hopes that I will find some magical moment when it just feels right. I think writing is just like anything else. Practice makes for easier writing sessions (sometimes).
Anyway, thanks for sticking with me through this rather painful write.
Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is “yule/you’ll/Yul.” Start your post with one of them. Have fun!