(I loved Reverb10, where I was sent a writing prompt every day of December. It was a great way to reflect on the year and set some goals. Alas, Reverb11 is not going to happen unless I do it. So, I’ve collected the prompts from last year, exchanged a few of my own, and will select one every day.)
Prompt: Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail.
It’s evening in a villa high in the hills over Puerto Vallarta. Three of us have come back early. The infinity pool is lit, but the rest of the house is dark. Blue on blue on darker blue. It’s body temperature. I feel beautiful. In the morning there will be more food, more swimming, and a wedding of two wonderful people. But for now, it’s quiet here as we look out over the ocean below. We can pretend we are rich. We can revel in our good fortune. We can rest and know we are blessed.
P.S. Last year I wrote this.