Use this prompt to inspire. Write for 5 minutes:
“She lays motionless underneath the surface of the water with bright green algae.”
Can she breathe? Will the stagnation keep her in the darkness? What is this bright green substance trying to teach? Could it be that she might need to stay under for a while longer? Could it mean that she needs to hold her breath and feel the isolation that surrounds her being? There is certainly a lesson to learn from this. There is meaning in all situations if you look deep enough.
Is she alive? How long has this state of stagnation been her life? What will it take to jolt her out of this dead zone in which she is suspended?
Is it the pain of the past? Is it the longing for the comfort from a mother’s love? How long will it take to let go of the chains that bind her to the depths of despair? When will she ever look from above to see the beauty of the bright green algae…instead of looking from below, up into the darkness, where the sun never shines?
There is no answer for this. In her own time, in her own way, when she is ready. There is no other path to take at this moment. She must live in the illusion; she must survive in the pain.
The only thing that will help her break through the green darkness is connection to others. The algae may seem bright on the outside. But, looks can be deceiving. Do not let this trick you into believing the task is simple. It could very well be a life long journey.
Bid her well. To her closest friends, reach out to her in the darkness. Be her tether, ground her to the present. For she does not know the time in which she lives. Her sight is altered by the algae.