help, i’m alive!

ha!  you’re thinking you’re lucky, two posts in one day…hate to burst yer bubble, but the previous post was actually done at 7pm PST last night.  but wordpress operates on GMT, i think.  it just looks like there’s two posts today.

today’s prompt:

Prompt: Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).

maybe this is one of those “getting older” things, or maybe nothing really DID happen this year, but i honestly cannot pinpoint a moment.  i’ve an aversion to high-risk things (like sky diving) so there’s nothing that stands out as an OMG, i’m-on-top-of-the-world-and-i’m-LIVING sort of thing.  does this mean i need to do more “fuck it and who cares what the consequences are” things?  does “carpe diem” need to be my new motto?  nah.  i like my life the way it is, for the most part.

i guess this goes back to what i was saying yesterday, about being in a rut and possibly mistaking it for contentment.  okay, i didn’t say that in so many words, but that was what i meant to imply.  maybe i do need to do more life-affirming activities.  but somehow scaling canyon walls a la bear gryllis doesn’t sound all that appealing.  i feel alive as soon as i wake up in the morning and my BF has hogged all the covers again.  i feel alive when i curse myself for missing the express bus into work and have to settle for the local.  hell, i feel alive right now because my shoulder is aching like crazy and instead of pie-guilt i have donut-guilt.

however, i will leave you with a pretty picture that never fails to make me happy.  my camera (an olympus) isn’t always great, but it takes fabulous sunset pictures.  i can point it directly at the sun and instead of making everything all washed out, it turns the sky around it copper.  one thing about seattle, we have the most awesome sunsets.  the feeling it gives me, i wouldn’t say it makes me feel ALIVE, but it definitely makes me feel like i’m in the right place.

take at golden gardens park, seattle

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