to give forth or produce
to give up or over; relinquish or resign, to surrender or submit
Here I am, yielding to the list, the things that must be done.
Here I am making sure I get the most yield from my time,
even my produce.
Here I am surrendering and submitting yet not feeling resigned.
I have not puzzled over a word in too long.
Here I am, yielding to the challenge of language.
Writing with prompts – just one more day for the July list
Green exploded on the kitchen counter.
Kale and spinach, cilantro, cucumber, celery, and limes.
I watched as the colors and textures spread across the white surface.
It was actually rather lovely.
finishing off the month with July prompts.
here and now I am making a list and checking things off
here and now I am frustrated by the price of good shoes
here and now I am trying to decide what to pack for a spontaneous trip
here and now I am taking my pen and notebook everywhere
here and now I am happy that the dinner we had tonight will give us left-overs for two more meals
here and now I am thankful for the hard working little air conditioner in our bedroom
here and now I am writing with prompts – the July list
res·tive [res-tiv] adjective
impatient of control, restraint, or delay, as persons; restless; uneasy.
This weekend I finally felt myself falling into the pace of summer break.
“Do we have a plan?” he asked.
“Nope!” I replied.
There was sewing, reading, knitting, and taking time to smell the laundry as I took it off the line. I tended my garden, ran a bit slower but also a bit longer, and took an extra yoga class.
I lingered, took my time, found places to pause and take deep, restorative breathes. I am trying to stay away from the calendar and the date that will bring me back to work. And when I read the definition of the prompt word for today, I make a quiet note to hold on to the summer-me and resist that restive, work-work-me.
Restive is the prompt for today – new prompts coming next week.