Writing…Today…


There’s something about sitting in front of a blank white page…that…can be just a bit intimidating…it’s like…it’s just sitting there…waiting on me…to determine what it is going to be…what it is going to say…if it is going to win a Pulitzer Prize…grace file thirteen…or…land somewhere in-between…

Bertha…says…it’s a lot like my life…every day is a blank canvas…a blank white page…and…I get to determine what goes on it…

I argue…I don’t get to choose…I have obligations…I have a job…I have family…I have friends…surely…they determine my day…

Bertha…will have none of that…not that I thought she would…I just had to try…one more time…to be the innocent victim of…life…but…no…she says…that although…I do have…what I call obligations…that…I still make the choice…of whether to honor the obligation or not…and…more importantly…I get to choose my attitude while I’m doing…whatever…it is that I’m doing…

I hate when she’s right so early in the morning…I haven’t had enough coffee…to…think clearly enough to argue with her…but…seriously…there isn’t enough coffee…she’s right…

So…it’s early…I have before me…a not so blank page anymore…I don’t think it’s going to win the prize…but…it’s not going in the file either…and…I have a fresh and shiny day ahead of me…and…I’m on my way to visit…my friend…Bea Kunz…at…Sage Hill Farms…a delightful organic herb farm…and…we are going to pick blueberries…yum…I think I’m liking this day already…

Jane

6 thoughts on “Writing…Today…

  1. Hi Jane –

    I think that you are so very lucky that you have been able to visit our friend Bea at her herb farm – what a wonderful experience I imagine that that will be if someday I and my wife Antonia will be able to visit Bea also – until then I have planted many things in my garden here in Forest Hills, New York *(which is actually part of New York City) and that includes a brand new blueberry bush as well as blackberries and strawberries and raspberries – basil – corn – watermelon and Cauliflower and beets – onions – tomatoes – lettuce – oregano – and I have chives from before there and let me see oh yes some pumpkin and honey dew mellon seeds as well – lavender and of course plenty of roses – and pretty flowers – :-)

    • Walter Paul,

      Thanks for visiting! This was actually my second visit to Sage Hill Farms. I only live 90 miles away…time just seems to get away from us and we don’t get to visit often. What a lovely garden you must have! My yard is too small for a lot…but…I enjoy growing pots of things…and I brought home some lovely plants from Bea’s friend’s house.

      Have an awesome summer!

    • Peggy…that’s right…it is! And…I’m already having fun…I’m determined not to get too rigid and enjoy this break!

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