Writer’s write…but for me lately, not so much. When I teach, students often ask how to work through writer’s block (or writer’s blah, since most of what is written when blocked is blah). When asked, I pour through plenty of creative ideas to help break through the fog and prod their pens forward.
These days though, I’m more apt to write my grocery list than write a poem. Or I convince myself it’s as creative to smash stuff and redesign into mosaic art, as it is to ponder and produce a new blog entry. Again though, writers write!
I did not plan it this way, but it is 2 years ago today my mother died (a bit more than that for my father). Not long after Mom died I wrote about a dream I had – http://hereisakiss.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/1-year-ago/ . In the dream, I am trying to protect her from broken glass, which can be interpreted to represent transformation.
The other night I had a similar dream. This time though, my mother was young and beautiful and smiling, my father quite dapper. Again, the broken glass…again, transformation?
As much as I’ve enjoyed writing this blog, it is time for a change, time to get unstuck. Giving it some amount of thought, maybe I allowed this ‘topic’ to block or blah me from moving on to other writing. There is probably even some guilt associated with moving on. You know…don’t want them to feel forgotten.
But writers write! Next week, I’ll start a new blog (weekly’ish). Still working out its direction – inevitably various and random, including eldercare when appropriate. I’m feeling good about it, and hope you are too.
Just before waking from that last dream, I heard my father’s deep voice say, “Get off your ass and write!” And he seldom cursed…so I’m paying attention!
PS…Most of us feel besieged at times with technology overload. I’ll be going through my blog e-blast list to tidy it up a bit. If you want to be removed, please just let me know (I won’t feel hurt…well, maybe a little). Chocolate helps…