Photo Challenge: Optimistic

How do you fuel the fires of optimism?

There seems to be so little time to read these days. Time is merciless and haunts me each time I venture to steal a bit of leisure. It breathes heavily on my neck as the sands run toward a place I may never fathom. Nonetheless, I am here, now, in this moment, and making excuses won’t stop the sands.

Between our incessant thoughts and busy life, a moment can be found to do what we want to do or need to do. I am optimistic that I will finish reading one book this month. I am fueled by the notion that if I wish, I can make time disappear, if even for a moment, by tilting the hourglass and stopping the sands.

Far greater magic has been achieved than this. As humans, we exist. How magical is that? I believe in my witches’ wand. I will stop time and read.

© Photo by zaji • Taken January 22, 2016