OK #sol18

images.jpgOk  #sol18

March 19, 2018

I stare into the mirror brushing mascara across my lashes, not really seeing. My mind scrolling through the day: emails composing across my eyes, conversations practiced, list created, blogs realized. I hear him in the kitchen and then the hallway and then near the bathroom door.

Ok, he says.

I focus in the mirror, but he’s not there in the image.
Ok, I say.

Ok.  Just two letters but so much meaning.  Meaning built over 38 years together.  It says,  you’ve got this. It says, I’m with you.  It says, start fresh.  It says you look beautiful today.  All in short hand.   It says everything needed at any given moment.   OK?

img_1716-1This is blog post 105 for @readingteachsu.  I published my 100th post last Wednesday.  This is slice  18 of the 31 day Slice of Life Story Challenge.  View some wonderful slices every day in March and every Tuesday year round at Two Writing Teachers.


15 thoughts on “OK #sol18

  1. So much said in so few words – both with the word OK and with the way you crafted this piece. You said so much without saying very much at all. Well done!

  2. Shorthand … yes, that’s a good way of explaining the way two people in deep relationship can communicate with each other .. simple words, and touches, and love ..

  3. What a great piece – so simple, so complex – all wrapped up in the meaning of a word, two letters – ok. When you really know someone, ok can stand for so much. We are ok after a disagreement. We are okay to face a particularly challenging day. We are ok and do not need any more conversation, hugs, questions for now. A relationship where two people have grown so close – they know each other’s thoughts without speaking them. Loved this post!

  4. The simplicity of your writing here echoes the simplicity of the word – and both of those things convey the depth of meaning and the depth of your relationship. Amazing. Also, 105 posts!! WOW! Count me as impressed!

  5. Oh, I just LOVE this! It makes me think of how “ok” is used in The Fault in Our Stars, except this is more affirming since both are statements, instead of a question & then an answer. Just beautiful!

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