bo-ring … not!

o'keefe's famous painting of blackbird flying over snow-covered red hills

georgia o’keefe via wikipaintings

Today’s WordPress Daily Prompt asks writers and photographers to show dull, boring; in a word, ‘yawn.’ Since I am rarely bored, I thought it would be instructive to browse through the offerings and see what others named.

One theme running through a number of posts:  when things seem too slow to match the frantic pace by which they live, people admit to boredom. I was struck by the discomfort expressed in the presence of silence, waiting, or the need to slow down. While I can appreciate the clash of expectation and reality, those moments are ones I appreciate in a particularly rushed day. Those are the moments that allow me to stop, breathe, reflect. Whether in line or at the doctor’s office, I am free to just sit with my thoughts. Or people-watch.  Or offer a hand. Prompts, all.

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