Friday, April 5, 2019

A to Z 2019 April Challenge - The Letter E - Essy's Easy Chair

It's April - That means I will be participating in the A to Z Blog Challenge.

I will be posting six days a week for the month of April - (with a rest day on Sunday).
Each post will begin with the corresponding letter of the alphabet beginning with A and finishing with the letter Z.

I began participating in this challenge in 2012.   With the exception of last year, I believe I completed the challenge each year.   Last year I lost steam somewhere around the letter W.

Easy Chair

Essy bent over, the chair.   Her arms were spread open as wide as the width of the chair, her fingers gripped the overstuffed arms.  She began to tug hard as she could but the chair would not move over the plush carpet. 

Out of breath, she straightened up, turned around and with a sigh sank down into the well worn seat. 

The chair sat between the two corner windows of their bedroom.  On clear days the afternoon sun streamed in, warming the room before the evening chill. 

On this afternoon, though here was no sun.   The wind swept rain made a shushing sound as it brushed passed the windows.  Although it was early afternoon, on stormy days like this one, the room was dark.  

Thankfully, the "Thoughts and Prayers" cards and letters, which, in the first weeks gathered by the dozens in her mailbox had now dwindled to only a few here and there.   

The "Essy, you are remarkable."  "So strong". "How do you do it?" telephone calls and text messages had slowed too. 

She ruefully thought about the many times she had perfunctorily sent those same cards and expressed the exact sentiments to family and friends.   

In the beginning everyone offered, "Don't hesitate to ask..."  "Whatever you need." 

Right now what she needed was for someone to help her move this chair!

She glanced around at the dove gray walls.   They should have painted them a cheerier color she thought.  She fought the tears that were beginning to mist her eyes.   



  1. I'm sure someone would be so willing to move that chair for her, but I have a feeling the chair isn't what she's really needing to take care of.

    1. Yes, it is a little more than moving the chair.

  2. It does make one want to check in on people long after the event they experienced whether it be a death of a loved one or an illness of a loved one or themselves to make sure they are doing okay and to again offer help. We do tend to be attentive in the beginning and then fade out as time goes on. Good reminder!


    1. I know it is probably something we are all guilty of.