Except for the Exceptions

Midnight. Same as eleven. Same as ten. Same as nine eight seven six…
Except she yawned. She blinked a few more times than earlier.

Water the plants. Water the children. Water the trees vegetables flowers weeds…
Except for every other day. Except for the vegetables; they were every day.

Socks, folded. Same as shirts. Same as pants socks pajamas undies…
Except there were no exceptions.

“You should try a vacation,” they said. “I want you to be happy,” he said.
Except for when it affects me, he thought.

Except for when her happiness interferes with everyone else’s.

18 thoughts on “Except for the Exceptions

  1. Powerful post! The 13th (or was it 12th?) century monk, Brother Lawrence, said that everything, even doing the dishes (which was his labor) was an act of worship. When I feel stuck (which occurs more than I would like) I try to remember the holiness of any act I do when I see its ultimate value…

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