Monday, November 27, 2017

A break (Jennifer R. Hubbard)

My posting date here is the 27th. I figure that if you're still doing NaNoWriMo, you are pushing for the finish line and don't have time to read this. And if you're not doing NaNo, you're tired of hearing about it by now. So this post is a break, a pause, a respite--something we could all use from time to time.

This post is an encouragement to lay down the pen, the keyboard, the phone, the book, and look up. Look out the window. What's going on? What is the slant of the sunlight, or the color of the clouds, or the size of the moon? Who's around you? What are the sights, sounds, and scents of this moment?

Sometimes we can read our surroundings the way we read a book, noticing the little details, linking this present moment with the past and the future. It's like stopping time, the breath that slows us down, the "Be here now."

6 comments:

  1. We had a gorgeous sunset last night, so I reached for my phone to take a picture ... and discovered that the battery had died. At first I panicked, but then I decided that *I* could still enjoy the sunset. Just me. Not people who see my pics!

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  2. In my kitchen, alone, the quiet knocks and whirs of the house. The dark window into the dark backyard. An oatmeal bowl on the counter waiting to be rinsed.

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  3. Great timing. It's my day to post at the Maine Crime Writers blog and My inspiration fot this one came from Henry Beston's book The Outermost House, written in 1928. His description is amazing.

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