A Sweet Escape

While most kids reveled at their latest loot of goodies, I took time to enjoy for myself a treat. I pulled a page off the adult coloring book a friend gave me recently and colored the time away. I intentionally didn’t buy one because I know I would not be able to keep my hands off it. Seconds would melt into minutes and minutes into hours. And like so many times before, an entire day would have gone just like that. That was exactly what happened. And I am glad it did. I have been preoccupied with so many seemingly important concerns that I forgot what it is that I am here in this world for – to have fun. It has been a while since I was at peace. My overthinking brain became silent. I found contentment with every stroke. After coloring, I could not even stop. So, I took out my x-acto knife and cut away. It was pure bliss. For this Halloween, it was my treat, my sweet escape.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Treat.”

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