Thursday, 17 November 2011

Something borrowed

This week's prompt has to be the most challenging yet:

After much contemplation I came to the conclusion that I am not a borrower. I like to possess, not that I am a materialist, but  I love that sense of something belonging. Years of instability in my past have meant that I treasure the constants. Funnily enough I don't lend often either, I like to give freely instead. I don't like that sense of obligation to return something, especially if you have connected with it. So I opted for the spin and the answer is simply: time, for I am finding that there are not enough hours in the day currently -life feels hectic, demanding and intense -I feel I need to claw back that special time for myself to create, to rest, to simply be.

"I'm late, I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date!"
The White Rabbit. Alice in Wonderland.


  1. I have added 'a week' to my christmas list. I know exactly what you mean x

  2. Milena, I totally agree with your sentiment re: borrowing and/or lending - and I love your interpretation of the prompt!

  3. Time is definitely something I wish I could borrow, too!

  4. Go you with possessing your life! I love this post - it's inspiring and speaks to me about how we own our lives and somehow have more to give.

  5. well put! I have struggled with time ... John O'Donohue once said stress is a pervert relationship with time ... i've got a lot of work to do there! If only I had more time ...

    (ooo ... like the idea of asking Santa for an extra week ...)

    xo Lis