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.

2 comments:

sillyfrogsusan 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 anything...so 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!