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ā€ˇFinish the thought: “the blank page…”

What words to you add? Which way did you take it?

The blank page is scary.

That’s the first thought that came to my mind.

Scary.

Like monsters in the closet and thunder and the unknown.

Scary.

And then I stopped myself.

Scary? Really?

What’s scary about it? The fact that there’s nothing there and I’m expected to fill it up with words?

Seriously. Enough already.

It’s not scary.

Cancer is scary and growing old is scary and watching those around you fade away is scary.

Losing people is scary and not knowing why is scary and being powerless to do anything about it is scary.

The blank page?

The blank page is none of those things and maybe it’s time to see it for what it is.

It’s just a thing, an empty bucket waiting to be filled up with my thoughts. They don’t have to be good thoughts or smart thoughts or witty thoughts. They just have to be mine. And I just have to put them down and fill up the blank page.

And then it won’t be a blank page anymore.

The blank page is only scary if I believe it to be.

No more.

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