Weekend, you hold such promise
of relaxation, life and fun
so why do I find you hollow?
A re-occurence of some
of the monotony and duties
of the week? A glimmer of
hope fades into the distance
and I squint into the blight
of mopping up after small humans –
changing those same nappies
that haunted me on Monday
prompting voices to say ‘please’
and hands not to hit their siblings.
When I wish away the moment
I find that the future becomes
‘the unsatisfying present’
and it cannot be undone.
If only I could push through this
haze and see the beauty –
not focus on the things that put
me into agony.
*The concept of the future reappearing as the unsatisfying present is one taken from Eckhart Tolle’s On Being interview with Krista Tippett. It is a concept that I find very challenging, though it doesn’t always fix my mood or change approach to the moment (as evidenced above!).
This post is part of the #Write31Days challenge that I’m participating in along with a talented community of other writers. We free write for five minutes (or more) guided by a prompt. Today’s prompt is ‘weekend’.
For more information on 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes, check out Christina Hubbard’s site!