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The Doors

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The dance floor is empty. The music is gone. The dim light puzzles her. Is it afternoon or morning by now? How long has she been sitting here? She stretches; her hands caress the smooth wood. Lanes of oak march to the walls. A snag catches her attention. She bends over the spot while her fingers set about their familiar work: picking at the blemish, trying to smooth it out, to make it perfect. She tears off a splinter, rarely noticing the pain. Her fingers are marred and ugly from the constant digging. The blood usually stops fairly quickly anyway. She must stay focused. The floor is big.

When had she noticed the doors? The half closed doors? They line up around the room haunting her thoughts. She averts her eyes. No. Her body tries to speak. Its voice is pained and exhausted. It's tired of this job. The taskmaster forbids her to look at the doors. There are too many. Besides, what would she do with them? Open? Close them? She knows the truth. She is stuck in a life of half-closed doors. The new beginning efforts are futile because there have been no endings for a long time now.
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  • MTRANCHWOMAN
    Interesting and made me sad. It also made me think of my arthritic hands and when will I get back to my crafts. emoticon
    2351 days ago
  • BELIEVINGISEING
    All right. You have peaked my curiousity. I write too, but haven't in quite awhile. I go for awhile, finish a story, then quit and it sets in a drawer. I have written many romance novels that sit, waiting. Waiting for what, I don't know LOL. Someday maybe I will be able to answer that question. Maybe I will be able to open my own doors and peek inside to surrender to the darkness and come out into the light. Maybe tomorrow, maybe next week, but I will again brave the recesses of my imagination. Have fun and let the adventure begin. Pam
    4180 days ago
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