The 2021 Daily Writing Challenge – January 28

Jo Hawk


Yesterday was Day 3 of Staycation, and we are finally beginning to grant ourselves permission to unwind, relax, and leave the world’s troubles at the door. The past overloaded us with burdens too heavy for a single person’s shoulders. I see the pain of Atlas’ face reflected in the loving eyes of friends and loved ones.

Oscar Wilde said, “The burden of this world is too great for one man to bear, and the world’s sorrow too heavy for one heart to suffer.”  And Denis Diderot tells us,  “Every burden is made to be shaken off.”

It reminds me of the story, The Farmer and His Donkey.

One day a farmer’s donkey fell into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out a way to get him out. Finally, he decided it was probably impossible, and the animal was old, and the well…

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