“The operation was successful. We expect a full recovery.” The doctor said. She left happy.
“Knowing your Mum will be okay I can’t wait. I love you so much. Will you marry me?” She nodded, her heart filled to overflowing with love and joy.
Blissfully reflecting on her day, she slowly became aware of her surroundings; tall trees with moss on their trunks, a view to the sea, soft grass. She was in heaven.
“Henry Miller” she said out loud, “according to you, now might be the time to die but life’s good and I choose to live.”
This might not make a lot of sense unless you firstly know Charli sets a prompt each week to which we respond with 99 words. Her prompt this week February 18, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about feeling good. Is it a relationship? A new dawn, a new day? A reprieve or a relief from earlier tension? Does it come from giving or receiving a gift? Is it the result of compassion? If you hear wedding bells, add them to the story.
Respond by February 24, 2015 to be included in the weekly compilation. Rules are here. All writers are welcome!
The other thing that you probably need to know is that one of my favourite authors is Henry Miller who wrote my all time favourite “Big Sur and the Oranges of Heironymous Bosch.” In this he talks about when life is perfect and you are in that state of happiness that is the ultimate ecstasy this is the time you should die. This perfect state is transient. You cannot be that perfectly happy as the burdens of life are sure to intrude again. There are going to be bills come in the mail, a spat with some-one. No, according to him you are better to end it at this point. I don’t know that there would be too many of us that would agree with him.