Hi. SnapDragon here.
It’s been awhile.
And who knows why, really.
I mean, I do have a toddler. I tend to the house and home. I technically work full-time, although it’s more like a part-time, online gig at the moment. (No complaints. But it still takes up minutes of my day.)
And by the time I have an hour to myself–with a cat or two trying to squeeze onto my lap–I find my brain so preoccupied with options that I end up doing little tidbits of absolutely nothing.
Okay. . . that may be a bit dramatic.
But, my thoughts are a little something like this:
Oo. I should nap. No, I should run the sweeper. Or scrub the tub. Wait, no. Don’t I deserve a break? Let me skim through a magazine, or try to finish a chapter in the novel I’ve been reading for god-knows-how-long-now. Wait! I haven’t written a word of my own novel in over a year! And what about my paintings? What the fuck am I doing? And when was the last time I listened to an entire album?
And so it goes. My thoughts are a complete mess, like bits of gooey jelly on dirty fingertips.
And after I finally make a decision, like that a refreshing, pistachio-banana iced coffee is in order, I hear Baby Snap start to stir, and my window of opportunity has shut for another day.
Which, of course, is more than fine.
Because maybe my creative outlet is currently best spent with my son.
His curiosity. His precious smiles. His unbiased take on this sometimes unbelievable world.
So, here’s to another 24 hours, Dear Reader.
May we all find moments of sweetness.
Moments of laughter.
Moments of what it means to be human.
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How are you, Dear Reader? How are you spending your days? Do you ever experience Thought-Jelly?
Gah head! Leave a comment. Let it out, yo.
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SnapDragon is a writer, artist, and bookworm disguised as a person.