Why do I write?
I started a list
The verbs wrote themselves . . .
To plan a course of action
Current reality . . .
I am writing now
Because my fingers are tethered to my keyboard
And I can’t leave this post until I’ve recorded something
Worthy of pushing that “publish” button.
What do I write?
Serious or trivial?
Rich in details?
Or written totally between the lines?
Do the words tumble end over end
in their urgency to be revealed?
Or do they have to be coaxed out of hiding
while I patiently sip coffee as they emerge word by word on the scrren?
The pacing corresponds to the ideas,
some race across the blank screen begging for release,
some yet to simmer,
some seem half-baked,
some to be totally erased TODAY,
perhaps to emerge in a different format on another day.
The words are in gratitude for time with family
This weekend it was being entertained by the 17 month old grandson,
A charming, sweet boy
Attending his first collegiate football game
Complete with high fives, fist bumps, applause, and signaling touchdowns
And yet I wonder what he is thinking . . .
Today I write to share my thanks for the precious gift of time with family!
Why do you write?
What do you write?
Other thoughts on #WhyIWrite here in a previous post complete with responses from MANY slicers!
Shaelynn Farnsworth’s post “Educators Sharing #WhyIWrite to Celebrate National Writing Day”
Kathleen Sokolowski’s post “Are You Ready for the National Day of Writing 2016?”