What’s Your Aha Moment?

Unedited ten minute writing prompt from my last writers’ group meeting. The prompt: Describe “that moment”. 

Oprah says you’ll have an “Aha moment.”

“What was your Aha Moment?” she asks. As if I’m supposed to know. But the truth is, I haven’t had one yet. It seems Oprah’s had a ton of Aha Moments, so who knows – maybe she stole mine.

“I made cauliflower mashed potatoes,” she says on TV. “Get them at your local supermarket.”

Oprah-Oh-that's-good-garlic-mashed-potatoes

But I searched my Vons high and low and I could not find those fucking cauliflower mashed potatoes anywhere. Maybe it’s because I’m a Trader Joe’s shopper.

So it seems not only can I not find my Aha Moment, I can’t even find Oprah’s Aha Moment even though it’s advertised on national television. During prime time.

There have been times I thought I’ve had an Aha Moment. AHA! That’s what I’m going to do. This or that or fill in the blank, but I’ve never done any of those things. I don’t even remember what any of them were because I didn’t do them. Aha meet blazy.* Blazy is the winner.

So that moment? I’m still waiting for it. Maybe I’ll find it one day in Vons next to Oprah’s cauliflower mashed potatoes.

 

*Blazy is a term my writing group came up with that means being blasé about your laziness.

2 thoughts on “What’s Your Aha Moment?

  1. I’m hoping mine comes today. And hopefully it’s better than “hey, let’s start a company”. Sigh. Maybe I should eat more cauliflower?? Or Oprah should cook for me?

  2. I’ve been looking for those fucking mashed cauliflower bowls, too!

    An”Aha” moment?
    Um, my first AHA happened during a reading of reading Johnathan Livingston Seagull. I was like, OMMMMGGGGG, he’s not talking about a bird; he’s talking about me, us!

    My first metaphor!

    xxxx from Duluth.

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