#SOLSC21: A Dilemma

What to write?

Not a clue.

So many things swirling in my brain.

Lists of things to do.

I return to a question from weeks ago

Am I doing? Am I being? What’s the goal?

Where do I start?

More questions? Where will they lead me?

What if I return to review the original session?

Will it bring more questions? Or answers?

What if today if meant to be about the questions?

Do I have to immediately have the answers?

Is today’s rain contributing to my uncertainty?

More coffee.

A plan.

Check one item off my list and then back to wondering . . .

Maybe the first place is some of both . . . some doing and some being.

It’s a place to begin.

How and when do you make time “to be” rather than just “to do”? What is the difference?


Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for this daily forum during the month of March. Check out the writers and readers here.

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9 responses

  1. You have passed the stage of uncertainty and expressed what most of us think about.

    1. I feel like the uncertainty is recursive! More thoughts and actions needed!

  2. More coffee fixes everything!

    I have long been intrigued by the idea of a being list vs. a doing list. I’ve never quite gotten myself there, but it is a good goal. The way you set up your poem with the two inner voices going back and forth is spot-on.

    Maybe you are right: maybe it’s a balance of being and doing.

    1. Balance is a good question!

      It’s a push-me, pull-me feeling for sure!

  3. The format of your slice empowers the words. We see how your thoughts dance and jump about.

    1. I appreciate dance and jump description. I fear it’s a bouncing ball . . .

  4. This is my constant dilemma. Is doing the execution of being or does doing create the being? Hmmm. Chicken and egg?

    1. Oh, yes. I was just pondering that. In order to be. Do I have to do or act? Is there an order or a simultaneity?

  5. Balance is always good, but I often find my scale leaning in one direction or the other. Whether I work on my “be” list or me “do” list usually depends on how I feel, the weather, did I get enough sleep, what’s pressing…

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