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 or that of our beloved pet is what we crave.
A reprieve from the grieving of what our life could and should have been.
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.
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