a first

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this might be a first in over 12 years.  i have  6 hours alone.  at home.  i turned up the heat. i’m wrapping presents, making presents, watching movies on the computer, eating chocolate, gazing at the advent candles, drinking a fresh pot of coffee.  i feel like i’m on vacation.  this isn’t how i usually spend my time.  right now it is so quiet i can hear water running through the heater and the hum of the fridge. when feelings of guilt come, i whisper gratitude.

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and i’m about to order a pizza for myself.  to be delivered.

 

(whispering gratitude now)

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10 thoughts on “a first

  1. “when feelings of guilt come, i whisper gratitude.” yes. yes.yes. i’ll hold onto this as i work on art projects and read stuff i want to read before another school semester begins.

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  2. You must arrange more days like that for yourself! By the way, my family members were fighting over who would get to eat the 2 cookies of yours that I had with my collection.

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