I blame the movies
The Netflix dramas
That go on and on
The highs and the lows
That drive the story
To believe that life is supposed to be lived like an amusement park ride
Reality is calm
It is quiet
The sound of a leaf dropping
And the oscillating fan
The rest is all just in our head
*I know that this isn’t strictly true – life does get hectic sometimes but we also make it more full of drama by living in memory, diving ahead and worrying about the future
We become so used to the toxic energy that comes from drama and drama thinking that reality almost feels staid
But actually it’s peaceful
Once we stop making up stories about it
3 thoughts on “Reality by Rote”
I think stories are ok; but we have to control our own narrative. We write stories in our heads all the time. TV of all kinds can be bad, though, because we do not control it and it wears. So I hear you.
Glad you threw that qualifier in there though. 😀
Glad to see you used the photos I took. I received a reminder from unpslash today, and I searched it accidentally.
Poetry is great!