out of ink

Each one of these pens has run out of ink.  And it made me think -  How long have they been there,  Piled together in my drawer,  Taking up space?   How long would they have been there?  Waiting only for the chance to be proven No longer useful,  Had I not taken the time … Continue reading out of ink

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Why it is Always Better to Have Hope, Even Against Your “Better Judgment”

For the "realists" out there who write off hope as a useless hoax...  I am here to argue that hope is not only fundamentally useful but is necessary for our growth. I acknowledge that hope does objectively involve a certain level of delusion, owing to the fact that it involves believing in what is ultimately … Continue reading Why it is Always Better to Have Hope, Even Against Your “Better Judgment”

“It’s Valentine’s Day – Do Something Special for Me!”

Today's Daily Prompt is Expectation and I am certain it was chosen intentionally for this day.  Valentine's Day is loaded with ardent idealism.  It is most definitely expected that couples will go on a romantic date and/or do something special for one another today. The danger is when it turns into: I Expect You to … Continue reading “It’s Valentine’s Day – Do Something Special for Me!”

I, myself, and me

I've been feeling so drab lately, like the pith of melancholic existence.  When I come across my reflection in a mirror, I am looking through dropped eyelids and sagging brows and my expression looks more forlorn than a dog who is not getting attention from its master.  I find myself wondering, "What the hell happened … Continue reading I, myself, and me