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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Haven

We all have that place inside us, don’t we? That inner haven where magic happens, where chocolate doesn’t have calories and copious amounts of wine is good for you, not to mention socially acceptable. It’s a place of moody skies and stormy waters, a place to calm the soul. We seek out that place when life gets to be too much. Too much stress, too much pressure, too much heartache.

But sometimes when we need it the most, that place is gone. Empty and barren. We count on it, rely on it, we need it to be there when we call on it; but one day, it’s just not there. Hopes and dreams live on, growing sour, more and more desperate as time goes by.

Foiled by our own self, we’re lost.



This post is part of Nicky and Mike’s 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing challenge. Today’s prompt is Haven. Go check out We Work For Cheese for a list of the other participants. *
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38 comments:

  1. Hey ZIva, this is beautiful and sad. If we can offer anything of ourselves and our space as a spiritual haven, you know you can call on us. Indigo x

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  2. Ziva, snap out of it. You should be dancing!

    http://youtu.be/IFYgpzZF4tI

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  3. I was good with the chocolate and wine and then I got all sad. Now I need some chocolate...

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  4. I was so with you on the first part - chocolate with no calories and wine is good for you - then second part takes a sad turn. I hope you find your haven soon.

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  5. This was so beautiful. Havens come and go, but chocolate and wine is forever.

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  6. Have some wine, too, it helps.

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  7. I'll dance, but only if you'll dance with me. ;)

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  8. Thanks, Linda. I have some chocolate and some wine, and I'm pretty sure I'll find my haven soon enough. ;)

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  9. mikewjattoomanymorningsFebruary 6, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    You just reminded me: I forgot to take my Prozac and whiskey this morning.

    Beautifully written, Ziva, as always.

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  10. You should probably take a double dose tomorrow.

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  11. Great, now I want wine & chocolate to cheer me up after reading this!

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  12. Very interesting. Yes, it is lost when we allow ourselves to become earthbound and forget that we are spiritual beings having a human experience and not the other way around. I AM. ;)

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  13. Are you playing Ziva Mind Games with my haven??

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  14. Maybe you should try beer and sausages instead. Sigh.

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  15. That's it. I'm sending you a cookie.

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  16. This one seriously made me want to cry. I can relate just a bit too much!

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  17. I can relate to this! Great post!

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  18. Sour like the wine I had the other day. I need new wine...thank you for reminding me, Ziva. :)

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  19. Have you been inside my head, Ziva? Stop channeling me.

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  20. Haven is a state of mind, isn't it? You can lose it so easily if you're not careful. I like the feeling you've captured here. Good stuff.

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  21. You are so right, KZ.. And thank you. :)

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  22. You know, your head is just so fascinating, I can't stay out of it.

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  23. I have a lovely Rioja here, want to come over and have a glass? :)

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  24. I'm not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing that you can relate. ;)

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  25. Oh Katherine, I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope you find your haven again. :)

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  26. Double chocolate chip macadamia nut?

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  27. Are you sure you're not German?

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  28. Why, yes. Yes I am. Or am I? ;)

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  29. When I can't find my head haven, it's a signal that it's probably time to adjust the meds. I get that way sometimes and it's not a fun place to be.

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  30. I think I might need to be on meds sometimes. ;)

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  31. Packing my bags and booking my flight!

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