Currently reading: “The Making of a Story” by Alice LaPlante
Progress in Book: page 70
Writing exercises done: 3
Other Writing: a little more, my brain is very gradually allowing itself to wander
I am still trying to work out how I will share this little journey I am embarking on — which is really just a continuation of living but hopefully with some greater sense of intention. I don’t necessarily want to blog everyday – because my blog writing is a different creature from my “just writing” writing. And then there are sometimes poems.
I keep naming everything as steps … for some reason this reassures me that I am moving in a direction. It takes 10,000 steps, I am pretty sure Malcolm Gladwell said hours but the 10, 000 steps thing is stuck in my head. I am sure it comes from something — something I am too lazy and disinclined to look up. Regardless, I am just going to try to focus on those steps and see where I end up. In the meantime, I may add a little bit of “other” writing here, and I may share it before I am even confident it is a “polished” piece of writing but the act of sharing it seems important. I will not be sharing everything I write here – just little things mostly. Tidbits – as well as my thoughts on the actual process and how I am managing, with updates on what literal steps I am taking and/or plan to take in the future.
On that note — a little tidbit of a poem
Climbing over long dead and fallen
giant Cedars, crumbling into a thousand little squares
Our being there, an absolute zero sum
Adding nothing nor taking anything
Away, we a speck afloat in the light
glimmering, through the ancient branches
enveloping our selves, a proof
Putting us squarely in our place
Amongst all of creation