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TUESDAY 21st JULY 2020

This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below..


by John Yeo

   ‘Someday I’ll get there, but I wish the finishing line would become visible. No one knows where we’re going or what this life’s all about. Many, many people, have come and gone in my lifetime. I’ve lived my life, to the best of my knowledge without hurting anyone. I keep puzzling away at the thought of what happens to the thoughts and feelings that have accumulated in my consciousness and have certainly contributed to my ongoing behaviour. These experiences and learned behaviour are ‘me’, whether I like the idea of the ‘me’, I have become or not. The signposts to the future, ‘there’, I’m heading towards are clear in some respects as I travel towards the final, ‘there’. Everything in the here and now I have built, from the resources my short lifespan has had access to, will strengthen my desire to press on and stumble blindly towards the ‘there’, I’m living to reach. Wherever I’m traveling to, is a destination that will only become clear to me when I get there. In the meantime I would like to answer the unanswerable but obvious finality and say to everyone here. Every microsecond I reach another ‘there’, that reveals a milestone which points to another milestone. I cannot but reiterate my first thought…….

Someday I’ll get there.’

© Written by John Yeo.

4 thoughts on “SOMEDAY I’LL GET THERE

  1. This is so thoughtful about your thoughts – intriguing questions. /thanks for sharing – now its got me thinking those thoughts again.

  2. And I guess if we knew the final destiny, life would be very boring. It would be like finding out the outcome of a book, before we’ve even turned the first page.

    • Yes! You’re absolutely right. An unchangeable destiny would be a terrible thing if you knew the outcome. One can only continue to live and learn. 🤔

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