(For the past four years, I’ve used Reverb10 prompts to give myself a question to answer every day of December. It’s a great way to reflect on the year and set goals for the future. I’ve kept my favorite prompts, added a few from other sources like Project Reverband created my own month-and-a-bit of questions.)
Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail.
It should not be this way, but the moment that comes to mind is at a rest stop along the 5 freeway. It’s early morning, and still cold before the heat of the day. The light is bright and clear and yellow-green. And I know what I’m doing. Where I’m going. The plan and also that there is still mystery down the road – proverbial and actual. My car is full and so is the gas tank. I’ve got a packed lunch so I don’t have to hunt for crappy roadside food. And it’s lovely to feel this – safe in movement.
A rest stop. Go figure.