Life in progress

SoCS – Total Consumption


It seems to me that we all must consume things. We eat, for instance, consuming the nutrients we require to survive. But yet, the word “consumed” has so many negative connotations. Being consumed is, at the moment I write this, the most complete thing I can think of. By complete I mean absolute. It goes against the grain of thought for me, because I don’t believe anything is absolute.

The feeling of being consumed is to me almost absolute. Consumed by guilt, consumed by the feeling that I must do something – writing for instance – is so overwhelming that it feels … consuming. The all-consuming feeling that falling in love brings; it permeates every thought, every action.

Of course there is also being consumed, like the pie right down to the last crumb. Is that not absolute?

With one word – with one prompt of my own making – with one blog post I have managed to skew my philosophy on life. How does this happen?

You witnessed it here.

This post is part of SoCS. Click here: It may change your life.

Badge by: Doobster at Mindful Digressions

Badge by: Doobster at Mindful Digressions

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

15 thoughts on “SoCS – Total Consumption

  1. My favorites? Consumed by delight, wonder, joy, and desire….

    Or the way the fire in my woodstove consumes the logs, and gives us warmth and comfort…

    Now I’m consumed with thoughts of consumption….


  2. Wow. My thoughts are consumed by your new philosophical road! Thanks for the prompt. It’s my favorite, even if I was a little late this week 🙂


  3. Ah shucks, I put my comment under the wrong post…oooops.


  4. Here I thought it was just a word. Nice job.


  5. Pingback: Consumed | People, Places, and Perspectives.

  6. Welcome back, Linda! Merry Christmas and happy new year! Writing is an all-consuming passion 🙂


  7. I’ve only been consumed by love and grief, which makes me feel like smaller emotions are incapable of consumption.


  8. This post was pretty deep I think I need to rethink my whole life now…thanks a lot 😛


  9. A change in philosophy at this time of year could be the result of your all consuming of all things Christmasy and thereby consuming your normally logical thinking brain. Then again this comment could be the result of my all consuming Christmas as well……maybe the New Year will bring about clearer thinking. Best wishes for 2015 Linda.


  10. Happy Christmas Linda. You always make me laugh. 💖


  11. Love the way you move from the active to the passive here, Linda – bit of a metaphor for life really! Nice one! xxx

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