[SOLSC] Whelming Tide

I am taking part in the Slice of Life Story Challenge with Two Writing Teachers. For this challenge I will be attempting to write a “Slice of Life” post each day in the month of March and each Tuesday after that.


Every once inwhile all of the things that don’t matter on any other day start to matter. For a second or a minute, all of the moments that you’ve passed off as “not worth getting upset over,” the items on your to do list that didn’t get checked off, the minor irrtations that scratch at your patience–they all decide to take up space in your mind at the same moment. They crowd over each other, push to the front, pop up from the back row and demand to be seen or heard or accounted for. And at that moment, it is too much. There are too many things to do, to remember, to fix, to take care of. A whelming tide.

Then it’s over.

The tide goes back down. The to do list comes back in to focus, the forgotten things get remembered, and the irritations slide back in to their hiding spots behind your brain. You are once again able and willing and on track.

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