A quote I like from my WIP: Yoga

“The teacher told us to pay attention to our breathing, and said if a thought came into our heads we should pretend to write it on a balloon and let it go. If a thought came? Right. As if my mind ever quieted. Still, I gave it my best try.

Breathe. Breathe. What color would the balloon be? Would I write on it with a Sharpie? What color Sharpie? Would it pop, or blow away?

Breathe. Are everyone else’s eyes closed? Better close mine. Is my shirt riding up? Better pull it down.

Breathe in, out. In, out. In, out. How is that girl so thin? Does she even eat? Stop thinking.

Breathe. In and out, and in and out. I am the biggest person here. I am the ugliest person here. How do you write that on a balloon? Stop.

Breathe. Inhale. Exhale. Again. Don’t cry. Everyone will notice.” 

Advertisements

One response to “A quote I like from my WIP: Yoga

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s