I am shrouded in dimness, with only the soft light of my computer screen emanating a warm whitish glow.
I glimpse my husband and little boy splayed beside each other on the bed. Their arms touch slightly, and I hear them both snore gently in a strangely comforting dissonance.
It's been a long while since I have been gifted with a moment like this, when the world suddenly gives pause and a reverent hush satiates the air. All at once, the possiblities for inspiration seem endless.
I cannot help but tense a little, as I sense the opportunity to write about something great passing me by.
I know it would be incredibly foolish not to seize the singular moment.
I should let the muses run amok in my being until I am driven into creating something memorable, something moving, something grand.
I could pen a heart-wrenching poem about eternal love, or craft a profound piece about the indefatigability of the human spirit, or come up with a dramatic story on the life-shaping events of my childhood.
Yes, I really should.
But I won't.
Because right here, right now, there is only one great huge overpowering thought in my head that is fiercely and shamelessly pushing out everything else and impatiently wanting to be let out and shared with all of you....
And it is this....
Watch Transformers! (Yes...this photo has been added to better persuade the women!)
So seriously - just for now - drop the serious. Forget the overly profound. Cease the esoteric philosophical waxings. Halt the emotional psychobabbling.
Just lose yourself for a little over two hours and have some fabulous, fabulous movie fun.
And with that, my poor stifled literary muses have no choice but to come back and try again another day.