A Day in the Way By Soren James

June 1, 2015 Comments Off on A Day in the Way By Soren James

A day had just ended with everyone agreeing that it was the best day ever. Anxious to relive it, everyone searched for another, but unfortunately, there were no more days like it marked on the calendar. People knew that, somehow, another would have to be found — or created.

No one knew where to get days of such high quality, and soon, unrest set in as people undertook frantic efforts to locate such a day, or at least something of comparable worth. Bins were searched. Flats ransacked. Sofas upturned. Even scientists endeavored toward finding a day similar to the one people remembered. But all searches were a failure.

As time passed, and their strivings and actions faded quietly to become routine, the people forgot what it was they were working toward, even as they continued their work. In time, they found themselves performing tasks merely out of convention and habit, until eventually, they began tiring of their labors and started to relax back into themselves, forgetting . . . things, their goals having been lost somewhere in their efforts.

And so it happened that one evening, when their struggling had completely ceased, a day ended with everyone agreeing it was the best day ever, anxious to relive it . . . .

© 2014 Soren James

Soren James is a writer and visual artist who recreates himself on a daily basis from the materials at his disposal, continuing to do so in upbeat manner until one day he will sumptuously throw his drained materials aside and resume stillness without asking why. More of his work can be seen here: http://sorenjames.moonfruit.com/home/4580917876

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