Floaters Anonymous

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IMAGE CREDIT: “Floating,” painted by Lucy Campbell, is 14”x14” acrylic on canvas and is still available to buy! Visit Lucy’s site to find out more about her work and to see more of her stunning paintings.


I am a floater. I feel the thick numbness sitting heavy inside my head and with it, the unwillingness to think, and I float on that laze like a stoner zones out.


In the mornings, I lean against the living room window jamb sipping coffee and watching for people of purpose on the busy street below.


The face of purpose, it looks so appealing, set with enlightened determination as it is: brows as buttresses for knowledge; eyes housing pilot lights of wisdom; cheekbones sharp with instinct; and jaws leveraged with sophistication and push.


I watch the people at my place of work, divide them like wheat and chaff. The chaff floats on the wind and I am there on an eddying breeze, watching the wheat—the purposeful people—feed the world with knowledge and the knowing of self. Watch and learn…


Or, if you’re weak like me, keep on floating, flirting with pesky ideas of becoming, wondering from whence impetus, skills, and brilliance come, wishing and waiting for them to drop down from above, and when they don’t, wondering if Truth represents their witness or if Deception does.


Meanwhile, those who know just who they are and where they’re going are well on their way there and, barring any deterrents, it gives them a peace, like water flowing so rapidly over stream-bed rock that no periphyton can form, no slippage can happen, only traction and progress.


They are at ease with their missions but impatient with all else.
The ‘all else’ will be for someone else,
Not for the people of purpose,
But for people like me—
The floaters.




Click here for more on prompt “#388 – Purpose” from other Sunday Scribblings participants.


8 Responses to “Floaters Anonymous”

  1. September 22, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    good very well matched with that image; have a nice Sunday

    much love…

  2. September 23, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I am a floater too. Observing, drinking it all in and hopefully being able to write like you.

    • 4 zanzinece
      September 23, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      Oh man, OE, are you serious? For months I’ve felt my writing’s been crap, so MWAH! for making it all better! See you at the next FA meeting ; )

  3. September 24, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    We all are floaters perhaps 🙂

  4. September 25, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Floating and wandering………..

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