I am participating in the 31 Days of Free Writes October challenge. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. (Confession: I can’t resist spell-checking!)
Today’s prompt: Grow
The Spanish word for “grow” is “crecer.”
I don’t honestly know the derivation of “crecer” but I suspect maybe it has its roots in “increase” or “incremental.” Whatever the case, it seems to me a more logical set of roots than whatever led to “grow.”
I like the logical …… the linear …… and this does not always work out well for me!
In school, a teacher told us to do a timeline of some period in history. I spent hours creating a physical timeline — the thing was HUGE — sheets of paper that took up lots of room …
… when I walked in to class the next day, I was the only person with a PHYSICAL timeline. I watched all my classmates turn in their typed timelines, realizing the teacher hadn’t meant a LITERAL timeline.
Most days, I’m happy that we can still keep growing and changing no matter our age, but other days, I just want to “be” — and take a break from all the self-questioning and challenges that are more difficult to surmount.
The timeline of life doesn’t seem to lay itself it very logically either. Maybe, in the background, that’s where the growth is occurring.
Wife of one, Mom of two, Friend of many. My pronouns are she/her/hers.