Ok, here we are near the end of Momalom’s Half-Drunk Challenge. And I’ve been stressing out because I really wanted to write something serious, too. And yet nothing I could write could even begin to compete with some of the amazing, brave, soul-bearing things that have been written. I know, it’s not a competition, not really. Sure, someone will win a prize. But the real prize is the chance to be brave, really brave and daring and say something we never said before. And I can’t.
Maybe I’m trying too hard. Maybe it’s that perfectionist streak rearing it’s ugly head yet again. (See previous post: Not Half Drnnk. Yet.) Maybe I just know I can’t begin to write words that will move others the way I’ve been moved by so many of your posts. Moved to laughter, moved to tears.
I think I missed the point, somehow. The point was to relax, to let our hair down, and put something out there we wouldn’t normally. And I did manage that, in a small way. I just need to stop stressing about what I didn’t or couldn’t do, and enjoy the silliness I did put out there. Then think with awe of the beautiful things you’ve all written. And feel incredibly grateful that you shared them with us.