Sunday Stories: “How to Write About Stillness”


How to Write About Stillness
by John Miguel Shakespear

First: wake up, check your socials, and hit snooze. Wake up again ten minutes later; hit snooze again. Now haul yourself out of bed. You better stretch, bucko. Today’s the day you’re going to write an essay about stillness. 

Look, it’s right there in your Google calendar: “Consider benefits of stillness and introspection, September 4, 8 a.m.-5p.m.” 

It’s 8:37 a.m. Already behind. 

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