M is for Melancholy #AtoZchallenge #amwriting



It’s a roach appearing unexpectedly in scant light. It came out of nowhere and suddenly it’s there and you’re worried it could be an invasion.

Maybe this is a remnant of your dream in which you allowed yourself to feel insignificant.

You’re in the sunshine now. Here: laughter, birds, a squirrel flopped on a branch, a woodpecker rattling against an oak, and a breeze that stirs new leaves, soft, genuine, life affirming.

You can release melancholy.

You can merge with the sun rays, become one with brightness, feel the living, the butterfly gliding, flapping its velvet wings.

How can all of this, and you, be insignificant?


end 4/15/2017

S. Darlington


2 replies »

  1. Hi Sascha: I just recently posted a piece I call “Automatic Habit” for the word of the day challenge: ‘Cranky.’ Was looking into how I could establish a ping / ping back. And what I read mentioned something about tagging someone’s article, linking the two in some way – where we would both enjoy more exposure etc. But I can’t quite figure out how to do so. Could you do it on your end – IE link to my post? Or explain to me – in an easy way 🙂 – how I might do the same to yours? Thank you in advance for your consideration … Peter

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    • Hi, Peter. I haven’t checked out your post yet, but I’m wondering if what you’re looking for is a reblog? Some bloggers have that button on their page and it makes their posting show up under your feed. Some have the “press this.”
      The ping back will create a link that shows up in the comment section of the post being linked to, but that usually doesn’t get much attention unless people read the comments.
      I will return. 🙂


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