The Space You Need for Writing
Today I had a sweet conversation with a writer friend. Among other things, we talked about Writer's Block.
After hanging up the phone, I moved on from the conversation, ate some Kettle Corn (which I love), made a cup of peach tea, and sat in the dining room.
The dining room is sunset yellow. I kept the lights off; the color of the room is enough to bring me light, as I hoped it would when I chose the color.
Sipping my tea, I glanced towards the living room. This morning, the floor had been completely empty. We'd moved the coffee table last night to have a dance party (just the girls and me). It took less than a day for this to appear...
And this brought me back to thoughts about Writer's Block. This, this filling of space by my girls. It always happens. A space, a filling.
If you are feeling a sense of Writer's Block today, maybe you need a space. I don't know what kind. Maybe it is a space of permission— to feel what you are feeling but have been trying to ignore. Maybe it is the space of time. Or the space of a piece of paper that you don't intend to fill with words but rather with water color dreams. Maybe what you need is to stop caring about trying to achieve something with your writing.
Writer's Block is an apt term. It says you have forgotten to make space and are now blocked from the possibility of words. What space do you need today?
Painting by Sara B. Floor covered with beads, by Sara and Sonia. :)