Write On Wednesday


I’d like to.

Write, that is.

But sometimes there are things more important than writing.

Like sons and grandsons who drive over 1000 miles to visit you for almost three weeks.

So instead of writing I’ve been blowing bubbles and taking walks and watering the garden and looking for mushrooms and reading “welcome home mouse” and singing the “tut tut” song and looking up videos of wheels on the bus and playing cozy pillow.

Not writing.

But Living.



The writing will wait. And when the house is quiet and the toys have all been put away for another visit in another year, there will be pages to fill from a heart that is warmer and fuller and more open than it was before.

How about you? What are you savoring these days? And how does it appear in your writing?


4 thoughts on “Write On Wednesday

  1. In Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us that “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:” I think that applies to everything, including writing. Sometimes our wells run dry or we feel that what we have to say may not be worthy of publishing on our blog. There is nothing wrong in taking a break from your blog to enjoy life and what it has to offer. As you said, when it is time to write again you will have new and fresh experiences to share with your readers. I love reading your blog, keep it up.

  2. I think you are spending your time exactly the way it should be spent. And yes, that will come back to you in love — and content, too! I’m savoring summer, looking forward to retiring, remembering Paris, celebrating family with Rick’s reunion… trying to max out all the good in life.

  3. I agree that sometimes there are things more important than writing. On the other hand, I never would oppose “writing” to “life”. Writing has become such an important part of my life – I no more would set it aside completely than I’d stop eating or sleeping.

    I’d rather talk about writing and experience. There’s a need to keep ourselves open to and enlivened by new experiences in order to have something to write about. It sounds as though you’re doing exactly that!

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