I've been working on my writing the past few days. The following short piece was inspired by a writing "practice" (find it here) - basically, the idea is to write about anything for fifteen minutes. So that is what I did. I wrote just whatever came to mind. Of course, you will notice there is a horse theme to it, but the result is very different from what I usually write on this blog.
I know the ideas are not developed at all, but I thought I'd post it here and see what you think of it. I'd be interested in your comments!
Looking deeply into her eyes, I could see the trail of contentment that led into her innermost being. She looked intently at me, piercing gaze drifting deep within my soul, challenging me with new thoughts and ideas that weren’t my own.
“Why can’t we all get along?” was her first question.
I looked at her blankly, unsure of what to say.
Should I tell her about the separation of ideologies, the drifting apart of social norms that cast their members into straight jackets bent on stifling thought and action and connection?
Should I elaborate on the division of countries, of conflict, strife and ultimately, war?
Need I discuss the value of the dollar – the ultimate currency that slowly has transformed into a symbol of the very life we cherish, admire and grasp tightly to our chest?
Or should I mention the angst-ridden routine of everyday life, waking, working, watching television, sleeping, then waking to resume once again?
She shook her head and snorted, her gaze leaving mine.
My answers were left to ruminate over for another day.