I can no longer feel my body.

I still have one, but I stopped being aware of its familiar boundaries some time ago; perhaps I no longer have need of its restrictive comfort. My mind no longer obliged to the limitations of the light, I release myself to the freedom of the darkness, surprised at the expansiveness of my own mind.

I vow to return here and explore in greater depth, to venture down each outstretched corridor, to move through every locked door, to leave no shadowed corner alone.

For now, though, there is much for a new-found spirit to do and I must be about my work at once.

With one fluid motion, I rise.


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Lisa A. Listwa is a self-employed writer with experience in education, publishing, and the martial arts. Believing there was more to life than punching someone else’s time clock and inspired by the words of Henry David Thoreau, she traded her life as a high school educator for a life as a writer and hasn’t looked back. She is mother to one glorious handful of a daughter, wife to the nicest guy on the planet, and reluctant but devoted owner of three Rotten Cats. You can find her adventures and thoughts on living life deliberately here on the blog.

18 thoughts on “Adrift

        1. I agree. We like to enjoy each as it comes. So we’re just gearing up for Halloween. And then we like to fully enjoy time up to Thanksgiving and through that weekend before we even think about Advent and Christmas. I like that my daughter likes it this way, too. Teaches her patience, I think.

    1. Oh, awesome! I’m glad you said that. I wasn’t necessarily going for spooky (although I see how it can be taken that way) as much as a different perspective. That’s what I try to do most often with my flash – try different perspectives, something out of the ordinary or less expected. So I love your comment!

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