I was so surprised to learn it’s only Wednesday and apparently we all need to be out stocking up on toilet paper again. Tonight I am pulling out another sample from my Wilder Retreat Notebook to share with you all. So please enjoy the following sketch based on the prompt, If They Chop Open My Body:
If They Chop Open My Body
If they chop open my body they will find a cup of coffee with just the right amount of almond milk; coffee being one of the early morning delights I share with my Mom. If they chop open my body you will find a ½ empty bottle of red wine, I’m not able to finish an entire bottle on my own before it turns. If you chop open my body you’ll find a heart full of love for my nieces and nephew, and corgis! I love Corgis, and once you love a corgi it’s not possible to love any other breed of dog, I’ve tried…
If you chop open my body you’ll find the boxes of old papers, college notebooks, and other miscellaneous items that I carry with me from place to place to place. As a self proclaimed gypsy you’d think I wouldn’t pack and carry around so much stuff. But alas we like to save things in my family, you never know when you might need that empty butter tub and how can I give up that brilliantly written paper on complexity theory in nursing homes that earned me an A+ from the toughest professor in my grad school program.
If you chop open my body you’ll find a pile of laundry stacked on top of my kidneys, always waiting to either be worn, hung on a hanger, or folded and placed neatly in a drawer; but never making it there. If you chop open my body you’ll find a bachelors degree that holds no relevance to the work I do now. If you chop open my body you’ll find a heart that sometimes beats to its own rhythm and not always in a good way, but something I continue to ignore. If you chop open my body you’ll find adventures and paths that lead to forests and high mountain meadows with streams that run on and on with fish that jump and boulders and rocks, and clear blue skies with high mountain vistas. If you chop open my body you’ll find a heart that loves my work, is grateful for the life I’ve built and the people that surround and support me.