Author Dan Andrews wrote a prompt for the Trust 30 challenge that I don’t find to be much of a prompt at all. It was kind of a self help book boiled down to a couple of paragraphs. Regardless, I signed on, and certainly don’t want to cop out. As such, I took a portion of The Prompt and realized I already had something in the archives that I wanted to say about it.
In regards to the kind of person I want to be, I have the following to say:
I want quiet–quiet in my head;
a hush when I close my eyes.
I want to lay my head down and drop to sleep without the agony of the day’s playback on repeat.
I want to feel effortlessly kind, and less a fraud.
I want buoyancy in place of the lead weight in my chest which I think must be my heart.
I want to sigh in contentment at this day’s end, and, instead of rancid ennui, look to the next with optimism and genuine curiosity.
I want pleasing things to feel pleasing, and I want to look at my world with real and unclouded joy.