I’m writing for Mama Kat again today, and honestly all the prompts are interesting this week. Here they are:
1.) Six Word Memoir: Write about a significant time in your life in just six words.
2.) “One need not be a chamber to be haunted, One need not be a house. The brain has corridors surpassing material place”. -Emily Dickinson What haunts you?
3.) Describe a talent or flaw that seems to be in your genes.
4.) What are you passionate about?
5.) Comfort food at its finest. Share a family favorite recipe you loved as a child.
6.) Vlog: Create a video that shows what a typical day looks like at your house.
Don’t you think it might be hard to choose?! So, at first I chose the second prompt:
“One need not be a chamber to be haunted, One need not be a house. The brain has corridors surpassing material place”. -Emily Dickinson What haunts you?
This quote is fantastic. I had never heard it before, but I find it to be so true. My mind is absolutely haunted by mental illness. By the ups and downs of Bipolar Disorder, by self loathing and self doubt. I thought to myself, “This is a good prompt, I could go on for days.” But, then again I was always much more haunted in visceral ways during mania, and I haven’t experienced that in a while. I was much more verbose then. It has been dogged unending depression for a couple of years now. And, while living within this down side, my writing has become quite short. Kind of like little snippets. I’m not sure I could go on for days about anything anymore. And, then I though to myself, “Do I really want to be such a Debbie Downer again anyway?! I mean I’ve been there done that. My readers KNOW about the illness.”
So, then I decided on a little lark of a topic. Prompt 3):
Describe a talent or flaw that seems to be in your genes.
My mom is the most bossy person I know! I think I’ve probably told you that before too, because it is SO true. She drives me crazy with her bossiness. She bosses me, she bosses Dad. She bosses anyone within hearing range it seems. I often call her the worst back seat driver, though it has nothing to do with driving. It’s just life. She’s limited by her MS, and I’ve often thought she should be more gracious about the help people are willing to give, instead of just boss, boss, bossing!
Well, the other day Chris and I were going to a wedding, and my brother and sister-in-law were baby-sitting for Lizzy-Jane. Melissa, my sister-in-law, got out her camera as we were leaving. See:
The reason Chris is not in the picture is he was going to get our camera. The reason, if you ask me, is because I asked him to go get it out of the car. The reason if you ask Melissa might be a little different. What? She asked me, “Do you always boss him around, or is it just because you’re pregnant.” And, then I had to be honest. I always do it! He’s very obedient. I guess I’m more like my mom than I thought. Oh well!