Monday, January 28, 2013

Yes, I am still alive

It has been months since I posted here. I must have been resting on my proverbial laurels after the "30 poems in 30 days" feat. Or it might have been that after that, I started driving my own truck and training students. Not much time to blog then; sleep is more important. Or it might also involve the fact that my sons are doing well and there is no anguishing to be done. Or it might be that I just got tired of blogging for a while. For us daydreamers, boredom can be a show stopper. But I am back. I love the appearance of my own words on a beautiful blue page. I love searching for just the right words. It's like sifting through jewels. I am sitting here trying to feel what the process of writing is like. In general, when I write, I "see" the words sort of floating in my mind's eye and pluck them into a sentence. The background behind the words is shifting pictures. Quite marvelous. Sometimes when I get just the right words, it excites me so much I have to get up and move. I jump up from the computer and go get coffee or check the mail, just to be moving while the words are settling onto the screen. I love the feeling. I love the struggle to capture the right words, wrestle them into the sentence, tie them to the other words to make a beautiful beast no one has ever made before. Guess I'll be blogging more often.


Anonymous said...

Shame on me for not seeing this post sooner.
First, It pleases me, right to my toes, to hear how well your sons are doing. I have struggled in similar shoes. (Mine is on an upswing too.Something magical in the air?)
Secondly, I KNOW exactly how you feel about writing and creating. I dabble at things with all my heart while ignoring others. I keep them in my pocket but they seem forgotten to others.
Hope Springtime brings you safer travels and many happy themes to write about! ~Susan

Becca Allison said...

I see it has been over a year since I posted much for good intentions. It has a lot to do with not having an Internet connection at many places I stop. I will be exploring posting from my phone as I am doing now with this. Thanks for the encouraging words, Susan!