These words illusion
portray vibrancy of life
belie the mundane
wicked exhaustion my truth
drudgery daily routine.

(For Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: wicked/ mundane; and BrewNSpew’s prompt: illusion.  Forgive me for indulging in a moment of self-pity.  Post celebration crash normal.  Image from personal collection.)


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

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  1. Are you over the holiday hump now? Or more celebrations (and crashes) ahead yet?
    On our end, we have a huge family gathering on Christmas Eve – spend the next 2 days recovering – then we hitch up the Airstream and go elsewhere to further recover (ie, lots of naps, naps, naps!) Grandkids are wonderful but soooo exhausting. I suppose once upon a time I had that kind of energy.

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      1. We’re headed to Mineral Wells State Park a bit west of Fort Worth … new to us … friends recommended it. We have a goal of seeing every state park for at least one night … we’ll be at Mineral Wells for four.

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