I am now a few days in for my official writing efforts (let’s not forget those many years the papers hid in a box in my closet). During this establishment period I figured that I would rely heavily on my previous works or ideas that had been rumbling around in my head. Instead, everything I see begins to spark an idea for a poem or a post. It’s nice but I guess I may have to start walking around with a notepad since I do not have one of those fancy phones you can just recite your grand ideas in. Well, that’s not true, I am probably just not using the device to its full capacity but anyway, back to this topic.
What has been a further surprise is the way I look at things after reading so many of the other posts on this site. I rush home to read something again and again to see exactly how their turn of phrase speaks to me. On occasion I become so absorbed I think the person might be writing just for me. Which as eerie as it sounds is actually a compliment to the writer since they have involved me so deeply in their experience.
I am incredibly thankful that some of you have been reading me as well. This has been an amazing experience after all the years of reading my poetry to my captive audience (mainly family members) to have them nod and give the obligatory, “that is great honey”.
For April, I signed up for the 30 poems in 30 days. I plan to write as much as possible up until then but am looking forward to exploring topics I may have not previously envisioned during that time period.
Coffee cup clink to all! Julia
When we change things in life we typically tend to make huge sweeping changes. Moments of grandeur. The simple changes like buying a new brand of toothpaste or tying our shoelaces differently would not make for interesting conversation at the water cooler. I prefer to make smaller changes though. It’s less upsetting to the family than taking a year to hike through the Yukon Territory. Cheaper than traveling to Sydney to photo catalog all those poisonous snakes they have.
Changes like typing some thoughts into a forum such as this one seemed just the thing I needed. While contemplating my layout and finding a few choice posts to make, I have gathered a great deal of entertainment from other members here. Who knew that a way to a mans heart could be found through bacon? I always suspected as much.
I hope to stimulate everyone, in one way or another through my posts. Maybe I could be a small change in another persons life today.