Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Week in Seven Words #572

This covers the week of 1/3/21 - 1/9/21.

Tousled hair, face smushed into the pillow, cold air leaking in.

Applying for a job, she wonders how she can make her qualifications look more impressive. "Doesn't fall asleep during Zoom meetings, usually," is a good one.

Stay calm, and keep writing.

Whenever I hear from her, I think about how glad I am that we're friends.

Once seated at the piano, she merely stares at the keys. She doesn't know how to begin, because inside her there's no music, only knots of fear.

As soon as I start slipping into helpless spectator mode, I try to wrench my attention away from the news.

Buildings in the background, denuded trees in the foreground, and slick muddy paths that make the world wobble.