Day 279 – Saying We

Everyday, I start my writing session with a 30 minute word sprint. I write whatever comes to mind just as fast as it comes without any judgment. Sometimes I rant about my worries or how hard this project is or list all the more responsible things I could be doing instead, but often times I ask, “Where are we going to day?” It’s a none schizophrenic “we” (I know full well that I am not more than one person). It’s a we that takes the pressure off of me. It encourages a dialogue in my head, one that’s kinder and wiser than usual. Strangely, it makes me feel less alone in the process, that maybe my younger self is holding my hand and guiding the way. Besides, when writing memoir the word “I” becomes tiresome. The story is so much bigger than just that one “I” anyway. The story is more about we than me. So maybe asking that question reminds me of that, reminds me of all the alternative perspectives, reminds me to surprise myself.

One person’s craziness is another person’s reality. – Tim Burton

Prompt:  Write about a forgotten garden.

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