Monday, December 6, 2010

Let Go/Make--two Reverb10 prompts

Seeing that yesterday elapsed without writing a response to the #reverb10 prompt, I figured that despite the stuffy head and droopy eyes, I would plunge into both prompts tonight, even if briefly.

Prompt Day 5: Let Go. What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why?
In all honesty, when I look at this prompt, I can only consider a messy work situation that basically emotionally commandoed my entire fall semester. As the fall semester draws to a close, I am slowly letting go of the anger I carry regarding the situation. Following my basic tenet of examining difficult situations by answering the question of "can I walk in my own shoes" if I do X, I can proudly say hellz yeah, I did the right thing over and over with this situation. Even when I know others perceive me as somehow having instigated something, hearing my words wrong, I can still stand firm in my belief, and still slowly let go of anger. It is not a perfect letting go, but I am slightly loosening the wrap, knowing that with more time, I can indeed let it go.


Prompt Day 6: Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?
Latkes. Latkes. And more latkes. They are never perfect latkes, since something always differs in the process. There is no careful measuring, just a watchful eye noting the proportions of potato, onion, salt, matzoh meal, and egg. Sometimes the pan differs, depending on my mood, but the oil is always hot and the house always smells of fry. This year the latkes had more crumbles (blamed on a not thorough enough process of squeezing liquid out, something that has been noted in the notes for next year's latke making or perhaps a distraction due to the backed up garbage disposal), but the same delicious flavor, a perfect mix of holiday.

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