My 500 Words — Freewriting

I downloaded OmmWriter (on the recommendation of Jeff)  this evening and upon opening it I just began writing. It’s quite a magical experience. I would definitely recommend it!

A bit of gooey free-writing for my 500 words today:


Do you ever listen to the rain? The sound of each drop hitting the glass on your window… It’s magical that you captured that tiny moment in time. I doubt anybody else heard that single drop — but you did. That drop splashed into ten tiny splashes that maybe someone else heard. And so the storm rages on. We are the tiny splashes that only a few hear. We are completely insignificant to almost all of the world. It only takes one person to hear us to make us feel alive. The wind can blow you in a million different directions and throw you into the path of someone who is meant to hear you. Do you believe in fate? I’m not sure if I do, but I’d like to. It would make life so much easier to think that we have absolutely no control over what we do. Somehow I doubt fate exists. We are told that we are what we make of ourselves. But isn’t that scary? We get only one go at it. What if we waste it? It’s easily done, isn’t it? You could spent a large chunk of your life with the wrong person, spend it doing the wrong job, live in the wrong place… The possibilities would send you into a downward spiral to somewhere you shouldn’t be. And we’re always told to wait for the right moment. Wait until you’ve saved enough money, wait until the summer, wait until you’ve slept on it. I’m still waiting to be in the right place. I was lucky not to have spent a large portion of my life with the wrong person. But I’m in the wrong place and doing the wrong job. Being wrong doesn’t feel right. But then… Am I in charge of my own life? Nothing so far has told me otherwise. No opportunities have landed in my lap. I am in charge and I must take the steps to make right what is wrong. The next question you ask is: How? Well, as far as I can tell, nobody knows. You just have to go and do it. Don’t wait for the right time. There is no right time. Time is time, and time will never change its course for you. The rain never waits for the right time. It always arrives at the wrong time. Just when you leave the house, just when you put the washing out, just when the river burst its banks and flooded your kitchen. We spend so much of our time trying to do the right thing at the right time that by the time our right time has come, we forget to do it. And so we coast on for a few more years crying in the dark, calling in sick, leaving the housework until tomorrow. You’ve got your whole life ahead of you! They exclaim. How do they know that? How long is your life going to be? Nobody knows how long they have here, so if you can do one thing with the time you’ve got, make sure someone hears what you’ve come to say.

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