Returning to the Run-On (100WCGU)

It’s been a while since I contributed to Julia’s 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups, but this week I couldn’t resist trying to make a sentence that represents some of the craziness in my life at the moment. Enjoy and visit other people’s contributions at Julia’s Place.

As the nights become cooler, the leaves begin to change color, crisp smells stimulate and scintillate and September brings with it the need for returning to a routine, I wonder โ€œwhat routineโ€ in a wandering minstrel life filled with: work here, work there, project here, project there, dream here, dream there, constant movement between point A and point B, teach here in the morning, teach in another state three hours later,ย  put on the chauffeur cap in the afternoon for dance classes, the parent cap to supervise homework, in between find moments to exercise to write to dream, and to pursue future possibilities.

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lorrainefort
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 11:37:54

    totally! this is the vein in which I wrote…only yours is not as heavy as mine turned out! Thank you for putting this into light words that are filled with hopefulness. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Lisa Wields Words
      Sep 12, 2012 @ 14:24:11

      I’m glad you liked it. I think the only reason mine came out lighter is because I made the insane decision that I wanted to try and write it all in one long sentence. Since life currently feels like it doesn’t come to a complete stop ever, I thought my post should just keep running. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Heather Murphy
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 12:20:56

    I like how you added “dream here, dream there” into the mix. It sounds like you have a busy life

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  3. Pamela Sterling
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 14:04:35

    Very entertaining, Lisa!

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  4. Sparks In Shadow
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 19:57:36

    I love that it’s one powerful sentence about the twists and turns and the dreams and desires of your “wandering minstrel life.” Cool!

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  5. Paul
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 11:07:24

    Good choice describing your run-on life in one run-on sentence. And always make time to dream!

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  6. annahalford (@anhalf)
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 13:36:56

    Wow, one long sentence that worked fabulously. Nice job :O)

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  7. jfb57
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 04:20:27

    sounds very similar to my life ATM Lisa! Great to have you back!

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  8. Delft
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 05:27:40

    Love your sentence – works beautifully. A feeling of bobbing along the stream of consciousness. Congrats!

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  9. Susan Mann (@susankmann)
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 09:23:53

    What a great piece x

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  10. nrhatch
    Sep 16, 2012 @ 10:02:59

    That’s it!

    Running on . . . running on empty
    Running on . . . running blind
    ~ Jackson Browne

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