>> Dec 3, 2010
So today I was thrown off balance by a challenge at reverb. Ali Edwards was the author. I was thinking she'd be easy and she's a scrapper so I'd whip through her prompt and voila amaze all of the tweeters in cyberspace. Then I read the prompt:
Author: Ali EdwardsWhat?!? That's my thought. I wish I had some epiphany this year, some one moment that defined my human existence and made me shout "I am here, I am here" until Horton hears me. But the truth is, it didn't happen, or at least not of enough significance that I recall it now at the end of the year. As a stay at home mom it is more difficult to lose yourself in your job than any other profession. (I'm sure that's a proven statistic somewhere) You spend your life being mom, wife, PTA, taxi, whatever you sign on for, you are that hat. No one appreciates you on a daily basis, no one says "job well done", no one tells me how great I am at this or that. I get asked to run to walmart for a binder at 10pm or told someone is out of socks or underwear. I have many moments where I feel like I'm not alive, where I am just going through the motions. Doing all I do for all I love. Or not doing because I'm just tired or sick of it...
Memory Keeping Idea Books
Prompt: Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).