Shall I write a daily prompt or eat the banana first, the decisions I have to make in this life, the burdens I must take upon me. No, wait a minute, I am a golden oldie, no longer having to do anything, just doing what I want to. Life today is no longer full of maybe’s, perhaps and let’s think about it.
Only this morning, as I was recovering from my night’s sleep I decided I would leave it today. My computer(s) would remain on the shelf and I would ignore them. There would be no “Good Morning” blog, the afternoon prompt will be ignored, although my feline did not give her permission as she relies on my regularity in helping her to paw her thoughts. I would ignore the varioius challenges during the evening and do my own thing.
This drastic attitude was prompted by the fact that due to health reasons, I was only able to sleep after midnight. However, I performed my usual check-up tour of the iPad before leaving my bed this morning and when I arrived in the kitchen I picked up my computer on the way. The breakfast table was waiting as usual and I place my computer on the table. My maybe was already slowly disappearing over the horizon and so I wrote a good morning blog, not as much as usual, but it existed. “Why do I do this to me” I was thinking as I closed the computer, put it back on its shelf and continued as usual in the appartment with the daily chores.
My midday golden oldie sleep is now finished, I had a job to do which I completed and now as almost every afternoon I am back on the computer, taking a few photos to be used on my prompt. Is it habit, will something be missing in my routined life if I do not do it? There is no-one forcing me to sit and write for an hour. I am free, can do what I want, but perhaps the human is a creature of routine. Now and again my routine was broken by a visit to my father to England, or perhaps a family occasion to be attended. I made my last trip to England a couple of months ago to attend my father’s funeral and there will be no further intentional visits. Family occasions are few and far between and my health does not permit me to travel at the moment.
And so I am sitting at my computer and writing a daily prompt. Maybe no longer comes into the question, but “what shall I write” is more the alternative. I eventually decided to eat the banana first and then attend to the daily prompt.
This morning Mr. Swiss decided to give water to the garden. He was not really keen about it, but it was another sunny day. Yesterday we were both of the impression that maybe it will rain during the night and we can forget the whole thing. The night passed without rain and the maybe choice of giving water to the garden no longer existed. Mr. Swiss spent time giving water to the garden with no maybe thoughts and when he had finished the sky clouded over in 50 shades of grey and yes, it began to rain.
Forget the maybes there is no point. Just do what you want to, maybes are for the undecided. We might be old and grey but we still have a purpose in life, to finish the job we began. Maybe some people are still thinking about it, but we have already completed the job.
Daily Prompt: Maybe, Pehaps, I might, I will have to think about it