Yay, I accomplished 49 minutes and a poem not counting this blog entry. 🙂 I’m joining Teresa Barker and Ronel Janse van Vuuren on the productive writing challenge. Now, you’re probably thinking what’s so difficult about writing, you just do it. Easier said than done. There are so many other things that need to be done every day in a house with a messy Marvin husband and three moving hairballs. ( aka Purryl, Yeats, and Macavity, our four-legged family) The distractions are endless and I feel guilty letting everything sit while I stare at the page. At least, I do.
A good friend said, “People go to work daily and when they come home they tackle the stuff that’s essential and get to the other stuff whenever. The problem with you is you’re not thinking of your writing as your job. Or maybe writing isn’t to you? ”
Dang it, he’s right. 😦 I put my writing second to everything. That will be changing. 🙂
So this morning with every attention of writing for 90 minutes, I sat for the allotted time and found myself getting lost in my thoughts before a poem came together for me. I briefly did get distracted by my surroundings and that stinker Macavity, who is mighty insistent but I did persevere.
My Life in Moments by Lyn Crain
Droplets of water on glossy leaves
and fragrant petals glisten brightly.
My plants joyful for their reprieves
from Mother’s Natures antics
savor these moist moments.
Birds singing sweet melodies
and squirrels chattering away.
Each sure, they have the remedies
for the making of a perfect day
create new musical moments.
Coffee cup sitting to my right
while my pencil scribbles on paper.
My thoughts wander as I write
and soon my images blur I’m
clearly lost in the moments.
My youngest kitten nudges my hand.
He startles me out of my daydream.
I happily agree to his insistent demand.
His playful antics are a show stopper
highlighting our magical moments.
I discover something new to embrace
in life’s evolving door of mystery.
At my age, I cherish each place
that gives me the opportunity to
celebrate my life in the moments.
“When you are here and now, sitting totally not jumping ahead, the miracle has happened. To be in the moment is the miracle.”~Osho
“Forever is composed of nows.” ― Emily Dickinson
“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” ― Maya Angelou
If you have the opportunity check out these dear ladies blogs and see how their productive writing is going. Have a great day. 🙂
I’m off to the treadmill the other promise I made to myself to get back on track.