All posts tagged: Bliss

Post #50: Thank You!

    So this is the 50th post of the Great Writing Challenge 2012. For those of you who are regulars to this site, you will have noticed that I’ve been stuck on the 49th post for about a fortnight. Had a bit of a freak out about it, but then I realized that I freak out about numbers and failing and whole host of other strange nonsense, and so I just stopped procrastinating and moved on. Fifty posts. It’s an achievement and I am going to bask in the sunshine of the achievement for a moment. Ah, that’s brilliant. I want to acknowledge just how much of a focus the Great Writing project 2012 has given me and how much I put into writing these posts. So many people have encouraged me along the way – even people I don’t personally know – and I am truly grateful for your support. I am also proud of achieving something I set out to do. I love writing, and it’s my life. [Source] Since the meltdown …

Post #49: Only in San Francisco…

Ah, San Francisco. You’re a city of such contrasts. Riding BART to work last week, I noticed a woman buttoning up her jeans as she stood next to me. As you do. She had make-shift grillz and asked me for money. I gave her my usual response. She pushed on to the next carriage and left a parting gift of urine that snaked its way down the carriage floor to pool at my feet. On Sunday, the Canadian and I were afforded one of the most ‘San Francisco’ days either of us have ever experienced. Dottie’s True Blue Cafe is renown as the best brekkie in town and lines are usually over an hour long. They recently moved from the Tenderloin, to SoMa. And SoMa is obviously short for ‘So Much Worse than the Tenderloin’. So there we were outside Dottie’s new location on Sixth, minding our business camouflaged in a line of about thirty hipsters. Residents in the SRO opposite kept chucking trash out the windows at us. Local types camped out on the …

Moments of bliss

My life has moments of bliss, but today, however, I am not feeling as blissful as I usually do, as I should. I have obligations to attend to, and I am just not ‘feeling it’. Days like this happen no matter where you are, no matter what you’re doing. So I cancelled the plans I had in the morning and have been doing the things that make me content. But now the time has come to suck it up and uphold the obligation. I imagine I’ll have a good time when there, but I’d just rather sit here on my new couch, in my clean home, with the sun awakening my skin. Lately, it’s a rare phenomenon to have silence and the company of just myself in our little box in the sky. I have enjoyed it whilst it lasted, nevertheless. And I just ate a Cherry Ripe, so all will be okay in the world. Moments of bliss; The smell of fresh bread and bagels baking in the morning on my way to work …