The Sweetness of a Reprieve

The Sweetness of a Reprieve

By Kristalin Davis

Humans seek a reprieve on occasion. We want a reprieve from the pain.

We want a reprieve from the stress.

We want a reprieve from the grieving.

A reprieve from the grieving of someone.

A reprieve from the grieving of our beloved pet.

A reprieve from the grieving of what our life could and should have been.

If only…

We want sweet mercy and an escape.

We want a vacation. We want a day off.

We want a chill day.

We want to tune out life and relax on the sofa with our favorite show kind of day.

A day where getting out of pajamas is just not in the cards kind of day.

A reprieve from this thing called life and all that it demands of us.

A reprieve. Not forever perhaps, just a little break from our existence.

A reprieve that lets us recharge our batteries and get our minds right.

A reprieve that makes us come back stronger and more capable.

A reprieve to give us a pause and a second to catch our breath and go back at it.

Tomorrow we will go back at it, but today we seek a reprieve.




(Featured image by RitaE from Pixabay).



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© Kristalin Davis and Kristalin Davis’ Musings on the Human Condition, 2017.

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I am the author of the children's books On the Walk Home, The Marvelous Mind of Caleb, and The Legend of Scarlett and Ryman. My art work is currently available through (Fine Art America/Pixels) where the majority of my growing portfolio is located. I also have a Shopify store with some of my art. Thanks for spending part of your busy day with me.

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