I am doing Meredith Lewis (@dangerousmere) daily advent creative challenge and for today it’s
“Write as if these are the last days.”
How would you write as if the history of your civilisation – or even your species – was coming to an end?
I have said all my goodbyes to friends and families. They were joyous occasions. I haven’t seen people so loving towards each other in such a long time.
I now sit and wait patiently. There’s nothing else I’d rather do. No where else I’d rather be.
Nothing I can do anymore.
Andrew is beside me. He’s taken a break from his reading his crime novel to look at his phone and scan the social media feeds. I’m knitting.
Pud is dozing on the armchair.
We are all in a quiet and comfortable solitude. A night like any other night.
To any unsuspecting person, the scene is reminiscent of other times. Better times. You would not know that the world is ending tomorrow.
He’s now chuckling. He shows me a funny cat video. There’s a cat that has been caught unawares and he has this stunned look into the camera. I laugh and go back to my knitting where I notice I dropped a few stitches. There’s holes in my shawl. It’s the one I was going to wear for next year’s winter.
No matter. It’s not important now.
As I knit and purl, I reflect. I have no regrets for my life.
What a way to go. To go out in life in the way where I feel most at home with myself and my surroundings. I am happy with what I have achieved in my life, the places I’ve been to and the people who I have met along the way.
There is nothing else we can do now. We learned our lesson too late.
Thank you world for giving me this life of wonderful learning and wonder.
I am ready to go now.