On, In, and Around Mondays: Nothing-Doing Writing
Phone calls (a lot of them!). Projects. Schedules. Business. And two weeks of laundry piled up because of the Christmas vacation.
My head, spinning. (I know where that metaphor came from now, as I sit in the olive-green wingback chair.)
A footstep in the hallway, and my husband comes into the room, wants to know, "Are you okay?"
I am just sitting. I've taken my glasses off, and I'm holding my head in my hands (it feels good). I am doing nothing at all. Books piled at my feet. The round wooden table to my left, lights off except for the Christmas tree (we keep ours until it can't be kept anymore).
I know the way nothing-sitting can fill me up. But I've been reminded by this article, to sit and let the world go quiet.
My writing notebook is in the pile of books, and I consider opening it. But then, I don't even want that.
It is a clear mind that eventually becomes creative. I've written about this process of emptying and filling before. It never changes. The red dress is still waiting. Today, it's under the Christmas tree. And soon I'm hoping the rain will turn to the white-nothing of January snow.
On, In and Around Mondays (which partly means you can post any day and still add a link) is an invitation to write from where you are. Tell us what is on, in, around (over, under, near, by...) you. Feel free to write any which way... compose a tight poem or just ramble for a few paragraphs. But we should feel a sense of place. Would you like to try? Write something 'in place' and add your link below.
If you could kindly link back here when you post, it will create a central meeting place. :)
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