#SOLSC23: Reflection

i scrolled through the last few posts from yesterday in search of a topic. I entered “March 29” in the search bar and read through five different entries from years past. Just not feeling it. What is compelling enough? What is worthy of thought, fingers moving across the keyboard, and words collecting?

Is it the ordinary? Is that what I should write about?

It was above fifty degrees today so I was excited to get two more coats of clear sealer on Saturday’s barn quilt. I still need to spray the sides and the back. Will the weather hold for one more day?

It was a techy day. Tasks on my computer. Tasks on my “to do” list. Tasks on my calendar. Too many “must do” items. Too few “want to do” items.

Should I celebrate the sun? it was a bright, cheery day so I did run some errands .

And yet, on I yammer, still in search of a topic.

I feel the crushing weight of Wednesday, the middle of the week with more “undone” than in the “finished” column. Maybe I didn’t break the tasks down enough. Maybe my expectations were too high.

Maybe . . .

“If I were to sleep, perchance to dream . . . “

Quotes about dreams from Google:

  • “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Walt Disney. …
  • “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. …
  • “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. …
  • “Every great dream begins with a dreamer.

Poetry about dreams . . . https://wordwool.com/poems-about-dreams-collection/

A garden of dreams

Peering up through the screens

Perhaps under the surface

Waiting to shine

Waiting for time

Waiting for more words

Building on hope

And clinging for life.

Two days left in the challenge. How will you end it? Like a lion? Or a lamb? What’s your end goal?


Thank you,

In Writing Teachers, for this daily forum in March. Check out the writers and readers here.

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11 responses

  1. I love how you took us through your musings (and that pesky writer’s block!)

  2. I was very interested in your quilting task. I get the Wednesday challenge. I am behind on tasks and need to be extremely productive today. That’s why I need to write my slice now! Love the quotes and poems about dreams. “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” Langston Hughes

    1. Lynne, love that Lanston Hughes quote. So many dreams.

  3. I like the questions you pose at the end. I would say that many of us started off strong like a lion. Now with two days left, do we still have that strength? Are these last two das like the final days of a long vacation where we had fun but now are tired and can’t wait to get home. I guess we shall see.

  4. Love that vacation connection. And yes, we will see!

  5. I enjoyed traveling with you through your musings.Why not write about a tech day and too long to-do list? And then you pivoted to dreams— interesting. And did some research. And research contains the word search. I think that is the heart of your piece today- it is an ongoing search.

    1. Agreed. The search. The journey. The meandering path.

  6. You packed so much into this post, Fran, and I enjoyed every bit of it and could certainly relate to both feeling blank about a topic and the various tasks of your day. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. Thanks, Rita. I can definitely relate to the “Is this good enough to write about?” that kids ask!

  7. Fran, your final poem line is striking! I can feel that “clinging for life”. Powerful!

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