It would be the easiest answer to say money. Rampant commercialism and greed have encased me in a situation in which I can’t escape. But… that would be too simple an answer. If I made more of an effort to reduce un-needed expenditures I don’t rightfully think I could continue to blame the almighty dollar for my plight. Do not misunderstand, I do believe that money is indeed the root of all evil but my chains are more subtle. I am bound by complacency. By what is easier to resolve to or ignore instead of fighting against. The sad look dismissed, the distant stare ignored, the down-cast eyes averted… all these and so much more that are looked over to avoid conflict. Passivity and the great desire to avoid any confrontation, even of the smallest kind, are my chains – and I am their willing captive. Until such time that I feel strong enough to stand up to the dissent and have that final confrontation I will remain here in this self-induced prison.
PROMPT: Take the first sentence from your favorite book and make it the first sentence of your post.
In the shade of the house, in the sunshine of the riverbank near the
boats, in the shade of the Sal-wood forest, in the shade of the fig tree
is where Siddhartha grew up, the handsome son of the Brahman, the young
falcon, together with his friend Govinda, son of a Brahman.
(Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse)
I was but a lowly serving girl to the Prince and his court. In secret I longed, not for Prince Siddhartha,
but for his dear-heart, Govinda. How I longed for him to take me in his arms and make me his but alas it was not meant to be.
Govinda loved only Siddhartha and would never turn his eyes or heart from him.
To be continued…
PROMPT: Is it possible to be too honest, or is honesty always the best policy?
You have been transformed into a mystical being who has the ability to do magic. Describe your new abilities in detail. How will you use your new skills?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us ENCHANTMENT.
From http://dailypost.wordpress.com/category/daily-prompts/ for Jan 1, 2014
The object is to write everyday in 2014!!! For reals this time! And I am already a day behind so good thing I can back date entries! OH!
— 2014 Journal —
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