#SOL20 Day 2: The Find

There it was, glistening like a coin dropped to the bottom of a pool.

She glanced down and shrugged her shoulders – probably not worth the effort to pick up. I mean, she thought, after all, she considered, what on earth, she pondered, would I even do with it?

She thought a moment at this prize, this gift that lay before her, if only she would take it for herself. Oh heavens, she mused, I’ll probably regret not grabbing this, won’t I.

She fixed her gaze, held her breath, and dove.

Coming up for air, she contemplated what she now held:

Found time.

Published by Lainie Levin

Mom of two, full-time teacher, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and holder of a very full plate

8 thoughts on “#SOL20 Day 2: The Find

  1. Wow, I love how you portrayed this. I was not expecting “Found time” to be what she found. You had my mind captivated the whole time, and contempletating what she found. It’s amazing how I started thinking about all the times I missed out on “Found time”. My personal connection was associating it with missing out on opportunities, that instead, I spent doing a mindless task. Thank you for this ❤

    1. Thank you! I kind of lucked out with this one. As for the mindless tasks, I feel you on that one. As a supercrazybusy person, I have a difficult time figuring out for myself when I need to capitalize on found time, and when I can permit myself to do something mindless with it. When I figure it out, I’ll let you know – we can sell it for a million dollars =)

  2. Reading this, I had a strong sense of how rare it is for you to have ‘found time’ – and what a delight and a gift it is! Loved this!!

    1. Thank you! And YES, found time is very much needed and appreciated. Been working 10-12 hours a day since about January with not much of an end in sight, so even 15 to 20 minutes is a gift indeed.

      By the way, I wanted to comment on your blog post, but Blogger is being unkind to me with my login. Hopefully I’ll be able to work things out. As for me, I’ll have to shake out the earworm you gave me with a different Gloria from Laura Brannigan!

  3. I can picture “time” lying there like a coin at the bottom of the pool – a gold one, for sure. You write with such vivid detail; the images are so clear.

    1. Thank you so much! That means a lot to me – it’s so very hard for me sometimes to clearly articulate what I see in my mind.

  4. I love the idea of taking time to ponder whether or not to take the time you’ve found. The second guessing at whether or not you “deserve” or “should” take that time hits home for me in such a powerful way.

    1. Thank you! It seems like that is a common pattern of adulthood/motherhood – that “deserve” and that “should.” If only I could figure it out…

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