The ability to jump on a creative moment or thought as it arises is something I am so grateful for at this time in my life. Without the demands of job, family or chores, I can take advantage of those moments of inspiration. Yesterday as I was cleaning up after a full day of “loose ends” and the image of a photograph of a friend kept coming to mind. Before I knew it the words of an original children’s story began to form. In the twenty minutes that I had I quickly dashed to the computer and began typing furiously. Six hundred words later, I was off to a good start, capturing the tone and pace of the story. I envision the illustrations as paintings of the photos that inspired the story. I have never even considered writing a children’s story, but after years of reading them aloud and encouraging the young readers in my family to love books, it seemed like completing a loving circle.
Today will be more loose ends, and organizing my writing projects to pair with my books of the moment. In the area of paying it forward I left a comment for a poster on Gretchen Rubin’s Facebook page on her concerns about downsizing to a smaller living space. I related my better than best experience of moving to my “Hobbit House” and the joy of being surrounded by only my most favorite things. I hope it encourages her to make this change a chance to weed out the extraneous and surround herself with her treasures.
It is a clear and therefore cold early March morning in the beautiful Bitterroot, I will also be mindful to spend some part of the day outdoors to soak up the beauty and tranqility in the place I am privlidged to find myself.