#SOL21: Slicing Inspiration

Where do ideas come from?

It depends.

Do I already have an idea in my mind? Do I like that idea? Or is it my “I’ll settle for that idea if a burst of inspiration does not hit me before it’s time to push the publish button.

Today felt different.

I didn’t have an idea in mind. (I had many ideas circulating but no ONE idea.) I didn’t have a draft written before the “call to slicers” was posted. So the inspiration came from sleeping on/with this idea on my mind.

Writing . . .

Stepping back




And therefore, being most present.

Examples from this summer include these two volunteers in my sister’s garden. . .


Silently growing

And then blooming


Claiming space

Stretching, growing

Volunteering to create


In unexpected spaces.

Today a petunia and a sunflower are the same.


When have you been most present? How do you KNOW? What is your plan to be MORE present?


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One response

  1. Fran, I love your poems and the words, volunteer. Great lines:
    Volunteering to create
    In unexpected spaces.

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