Every Little Thing

I’m enjoying watching Never Have I Ever, it’s so far removed from anything I’m experiencing now so I escape for a little while. Watching Community is also the same, we’re on the last season now, wah. It’s a series I could watch again like The Office or Parks and Rec.

I did end up submitting an idea for the Rising Storytellers Search, for something fun and different to do. You have to make a video telling a little bit about yourself for 1 minute and the rest is 6 mins relating your story idea.

I read and got rid of lots of the tabs I have open on the computer, lol. And I FaceTimed with my daughter, that’s always so wonderful, I’m so thankful for and proud of the kids, I miss them so much. I feel so fortunate to be their mother and that we are able to see each other and visit virtually. I marvel at technology every day.

It was overcast today so I was less tempted to traipse about, the air quality was at the upper levels of moderate, I stayed in except for watering the plants. It was cool outside and getting dark when I did, I couldn’t help but linger and inhale the earthy fragrance of the flowers for a few extra seconds before coming in and making my rounds closing the blinds for the night. Another day done, time to rest until the morrow.

I didn’t even try to think of something to write about today, my mind was too busy going over a story idea and how to relate it. I went for it before I talked myself out of it and didn’t agonize over it, did one take and uploaded it. I viewed it as something fun and engaging to do on a whim, so it was low pressure, enjoyable.

Time moves so quickly these days, I guess because it’s so peaceful and restful. Plus I find interesting things to occupy myself, so it flows. That’s a good thing because I’m wishing this difficult year in the world will hurry up and get better so if I can psychologically feel that time is moving faster the better days will seem to get here sooner, lmao.

I’m having all of those autumn urges, I want to go for a drive to see if the leaves are changing, go to a pumpkin patch and corn maze, oh, a haunted house would be fun, heh. I want to crunch in the fallen leaves, beneath the clear blue sky, laugh and sweet talk the squirrels, bunnies, robins, and crows I pass by as the chilly wind whips my hair across my eyes. It’s my favorite time of year.

I always reminisce about my mother because she used to love dressing up as a witch every Halloween. She’d paint her face all green, would attach a witchy nose, black some of her teeth out with wax, and zap her hair. I’d often help her braid it while wet in multiple small braids for her to zap it the night before, she’d sleep that way so it was ready the next morning to brush into the zig-zag witchy look. And of course the classic hat and cape. Sometimes she’d put witchy nails on too. My favorite part was her awesome witch cackle. So much fun.

The last time I dressed up for Halloween was ten years ago. So much has happened since then, it seems like another lifetime. I’m curious about what the next ten years hold if my good fortune continues and I’m still here. What will I be writing about then? What will the world be like and what will we be doing? I didn’t expect so many of the things that have happened in our nation these most recent years. Guess I’ll find out soon enough.

It’s hard to want to celebrate anything right now with the enormity and seriousness of the problems that face the nation and world, but it sure does help us keep going, to celebrate every little win and simple pleasures like the changing seasons. To delight in being alive and appreciating every little thing to be thankful for. It helps.

Michelle Miyagi
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