What follows is offered in response to Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge. The challenge, this week, is "Doing the Dishes".
"I long for the mundane, the simple, the Saturday mornings spent cleaning the house, the quiet evenings when the kids were in bed and we sat next to each other, reading, or just being", he said.
"Sounds idyllic", said the priest, "but you're never going back there. You gave all that up when you took up the road that got you here."
"I know, Padre. I know what I did. I know I have to pay. But I wish ..."
"What? What do you wish, my son?"
"I'd give anything, Padre, to not be here but be Home, doing the dishes."