As I start my day [late] with a gigantic cup of liquid energy, I sit here prodding my lazy synapses for material.
After reading horrific articles about how bad red meat is for you, and why – which led to other nightmarish material – I closed all those nightmares, and opened a new tab to see what’s happening on WordPress.
Oh yeah! Daily prompt time! I love writing. Even if it’s crap writing. Because I always have stories to tell. Whether it’s a personal experience, or something I read about, or something on the news, I have something to say.
While some people might think I’m just being an asshole by doing this, I just consider it my way of trying to fit in. I never seem to fit in. Even in my own immediate family. They look at me sideways – or quietly laugh at me – when I have a few words to say. But then when I’m quiet, I get “What’s wrong?” Oh … nothing. Then there are others who just think I always have to have the last word. My own daughter even calls me a ‘one-upper’.
So I turn to writing. I don’t have to deal with eye rolling or the knowledge that I’m being tuned out.
But today, I’m kind of at a loss for the daily prompt. Today’s word is visceral.
I think I have an average vocabulary level for my age and education level. But lately, either due to age, stress, sleep deprivation, high blood pressure, or all of the above, I find that I can’t quite find my words lately. The dictionary is my best friend lately.
But it’s not just my vocabulary I’m worried about. I think I’m losing my mind. Especially when I can’t think of a word or the ‘right words’ mid conversation. I’ll suddenly stop and panic.
I KNOW what visceral means. I’m just at a complete loss for something meaningful. Writer’s block perhaps?
Maybe I need more liquid energy.
On that note, I bid everyone a happy and productive day.