Six Word Friday: Well

Sometimes I feel my well is dry.

Other times the water is high.

gulp up life in streaming mouthfuls

getting out alive? Is exceedingly doubtful.

Dive in deep, make a splash.

the highest highs, the lowest crash?

know only: this too shall pass.





Gratitude today: more and more daylight.

and gloves, hats, scarves, heaters, electricity.

26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Molly@Postcards from a Peaceful Divorce
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 08:34:22

    This is beautiful Brook. I thought about equating our emotional state with a well. Not to be too morbid but this reminds me of one of my favorite Joni Mitchell songs, Song for Sharon.

    A woman I knew just drowned herself
    The well was deep and muddy
    She was just shaking off futility
    Or punishing somebody


  2. Kristi
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 09:36:42

    I love the imagery you used. Could feel like I was actually splashing in the well.


  3. Juliana
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 10:32:47

    Very nice. I the way you expressed this.


  4. kate
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 13:14:36

    “Dive in deep, make a splash.

    the highest highs, the lowest crash?

    know only: this too shall pass.”

    it seems life is opposite experiences
    strung together. randomly. no questions asked.


  5. ayala
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 14:17:34

    I love this Brook!


  6. ayala
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 16:33:25

    “gulp up life in streaming mouthfuls” -just great!


  7. Melissa
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 16:36:43

    My well is so often dry,
    and still I’m drowning some days!


  8. Shawna
    Feb 26, 2011 @ 14:00:00

    hmmmm, cold and deep, lost in the swirl. letting go, letting it be what it is. Thanks for capturing this so beautifully!


  9. melgallant
    Feb 26, 2011 @ 18:51:02

    Sometimes diving in – well dry or not – is the only way to get through life.

    ps: I too am praising more and more daylight. C’mon Spring!


    • 2bdancing
      Feb 26, 2011 @ 19:35:21

      almost all january was 50’s and 60’s. we got used to it and then Madame Nature snatched it back and said, “ha ha, it’s february, you fools!” last night it was -5 or so. today was warmer than expected. It got up to almost 30.
      Come on Spring, indeed!


  10. Colleen
    Feb 26, 2011 @ 21:48:36

    It all will eventually pass, yes, but gulping it up regardless is what matters. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love this!


  11. Sasha
    Feb 27, 2011 @ 12:11:04

    This too shall pass. Yes indeed.
    Need that tatooed across my forehead,
    On the drowning days, at least.


  12. Tessa
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 04:08:12

    This too shall pass. Oh yes, all of it. sigh.
    Great post.


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