Gah. Another toughy Friday writing prompt. What do I know about Still? Like… whiskey stills? I don’t know why I feel the need to bitch about all these writing prompts. No one’s holding a gun to my head to do these. But it’s HARD and my brain doesn’t like WORKING this way and somehow complaining makes all that more bearable.
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I have no idea what to write about “Still” since the only times I’m ever still are when I’m sleeping. True story. I’m either going 90 miles an hour or I’m snoozing somewhere because I happened to stop moving. I’m like shark, except I don’t die when I stop moving I just doze off. I’m busy, what can I say? When I was a kid, we had these swivel chairs at our kitchen table that I loved to make spin. My mom would tell me “If you don’t sit still, I’m going to nail your feet to the floor.” Um. That sounds worse than I mean it to when I actually write it down. She didn’t have a hammer in her hand or anything at the time. My point is, besides the fact that I still like a good swivel-y chair, is that I’m not a Still person. I’m impatient with Still people. I want to prod them with hot irons to get them to move faster. I reject the idea that stillness is some sort of moral virtue to which we should aspire. Yeah? Tell that to… um… the New England colonists. They built a freakin’ country in a place buried in ice and snow 5 months out of the year. Are you telling me the colonists should have been still? Because that’s terrorism right there. I kid (mostly), but I kind of think the stillness thing is sort of overrated. Inner stillness, a sense of peace and tranquility in the midst of the fray, is great. But that’s different than a lollygaggers who lack a sense of urgency. Maybe I’m missing the point, but I sort of like the idea of being a mover and shaker. With the occasional nap mixed in.